SEND Provision at King Edward VI Aston School
“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn…” Ignacio Estrada
King Edward VI Aston School’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Report
The 0-25yrs SEN and Disabilities Code of Practice 2014 specifies the way pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are supported in schools. The approach began in September 2014 and places pupils at the centre of planning. The key principles of the legislation are:
1. Education, Health and Care Plans (EHC) will replace Statements of Special Educational Needs. Assessments for additional educational needs will follow the EHC guidelines from September 2014. (Existing statements will remain in force until all children and young people have completed the transition, which will be within three years).
2. School Action and School Action Plus will cease and be replaced by a single school-based category for children who need extra specialist support.
3. Pupils and their families should be involved in discussions about the support they need, so they can share their knowledge and feed back to the school on the young person’s progress.
4.Require schools to publish a Special Educational Needs Information Report setting out, and explaining, the SEND support in school.
King Edward VI Aston School upholds pupils’ rights to education and recognises the diverse educational needs within its community. We acknowledge those needs may change and require a range of provision. We believe we have a duty to offer that provision where we can, to foster inclusion and provide full educational access. We recognise that some of our pupils need increased support to access learning because:
a. They have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of pupils of the same age.
b. They have a disability as defined under the Equality Act, which affects their ability to access and benefit from the educational opportunities generally enjoyed by pupils of the same age.
King Edward VI Aston School looks forward to working with pupils and their families to ensure fully inclusive access to our education.We will always try to ensure that all barriers to equal access in our schools are removed or overcome.
Updated November 2017
For a downloadable version please click here: SEND Information Report and Local Offer September 2017
To access the Birmingham local offer for special educational needs please click here