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SEND Information Report - 2018/2019

Our Commitment to Inclusion

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At Birkby Junior School we aim to create a secure, accepting, collaborative and stimulating school community in which everyone is valued and all pupils can achieve their best. All the children at Birkby Junior School make good progress but some children with special needs often require more support during their time in school.

We are proud to be an inclusive school and work hard to increase learning and participation in wider school life for all pupils, including those with special needs.

All of our pupils are entitled to a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum. This includes pupils who have special needs or disabilities, those for whom English is not their first language and those who are gifted or talented. By setting suitable learning challenges, responding to our pupils different needs and overcoming potential barriers to learning and assessment for individuals and groups of pupils, Birkby Junior School strives to ensure that all pupils learn and make good or better progress.

We work hard to build good relationships with parents and carers, as well as with the other professionals who may be supporting us. In this way, we believe that we can support all children to reach their full potential.

To find out more please click on the link to read our Special Educational Needs Policy.

Birkby Junior School has a range a facilities to help disabled pupils to access our school, these include ramps, lifts and the provision of two disabled toilets. To find out about how we are continuing to make our school accesible for all children please read our Accessibility Plan

To find out more about special educational needs provision in Kirklees please visit the following website:

www.kirklees.gov.uk/localoffer

This is for families of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. The Local Offer contains information about services relating to special educational needs, disabilities, education and more for children and young people aged 0-25. It is part of the new Children and Families Act which has brought in a number of important changes about support and services.

Kirklees Local Offer will continue to develop over the coming months with the support of PCAN (Parents of Children with Additional Needs) and young people, to cover:

  • Learning - from early years through schools, colleges to employment.
  • Health - from GPs and health visitors to hospitals and specialist care.
  • Social Care - from assessments for support, safeguarding, to respite and short breaks.
  • Other services - such as leisure and after school activities.
  • Self-help information about a range of conditions and related subjects.

Admission Arrangements

Birkby Junior School prides itself on it's inclusive ethos and welcomes children with SEND. Parents are encouraged to talk about their child's special educational needs on admission. This ensures that school staff can plan personalised transition for those children who may require additional supoport. 

Our SENCO will liaise with feeder schools to make sure that information about your child's needs and the provsion required is accessed before your child's first day at our school. This is helps us to make sure that staff know your child's needs well and can fully support them during their transition to a new school.

Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan will have a detailed transition programme prior to their admission.

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