At Daisyfield Primary School we cater for children with a wide range of needs and we aim to provide equality of opportunity, irrespective of culture, gender or ability. All children in our school are valued and we committed to providing a high-quality education for all children.
The term 'Special Educational Needs and Disabilities' (SEND) has a legal definition, referring to children who have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn or access education than most children of the same age.
Pupils requiring support which is additional to, or different from, that which is normally provided, are placed on our SEND register so that their progress and support can be monitored. All children on the SEND register will have an Individual Learning Plan (ILP), which identifies their needs, targets and planned interventions. These plans are shared with the children and parents and reviewed regularly. If a child who is on the SEND register requires further support than what school is currently providing a full assessment is carried out for an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
We aim to match the pupils’ needs with appropriate support. Help may be given in a variety of ways, ranging from quality first whole class teaching, carefully differentiated work and small group support. Children may also be withdrawn from classes to work in small groups with support staff, when it is felt that this would be more beneficial to the child.
Outside agencies may be involved when the child's needs cannot be met by school staff alone. Outside agencies who currently come into school include: Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Advisory teachers from SEND Support Service, an Educational Psychologist and the school nurse.
Parents are encouraged to come into school whenever they have concerns about their children. Should you have questions about SEND provision at Daisyfield Primary School please do not hesitate to contact our SENDCo.
We have a Special Educational Needs policy and Information report which provides more detailed information on what we offer and can provide as school. These documents are available to any parents through our website. Our policy follows the Code of Practice for pupils with Special Educational Needs 2014 and the Equality Act 2010.
Our school SENDCo is Miss N Ogden.
OUR SEND Governor is Mrs P Fowler.
Further information can be found on the Blackburn with Darwen Local Offer: