Summary of Provision at St Francis for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND)
‘Fair isn't everyone getting the same thing. Fair is everyone getting what they need in order to be successful.'
Rick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson novels.
Please not our currrent SENDCo is on maternity leave from July 2023. Miss Burgess will be taking over the role from September 2023 . She is more than happy to talk to parents who have any questions or concerns and can be contacted in the same way - firstname.lastname@example.org or by ringing the office for an appointment.
What we want for our SEND learners.
At St. Francis, we recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their potential. In keeping with our faith, we believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and levels of achievement and working in partnership with other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all our pupils, including those with a special educational need or disability.
How we plan to deliver this for our SEND learners.
The SEND Code of Practice 2015 (CoP) suggests that there is a continuum of SEND and that, where necessary, increasingly specialist expertise should be brought to bear on a child or young person’s difficulties. We therefore work together with the local authority who provide formal procedures, i.e. statutory assessment, and specialist services, which are targeted at those children and young people with the most significant and complex needs. We are guided in our approach by the Bradford Matrix of Need which provides an overview of how children should be supported through a graduated response, as outlined in the CoP.
We are fully compliant with The Children & Families Act (C&FA) 2014, the Equality Act, 2010 and the SEND Code of Practice (CoP), 2015, all of which provide detailed information about the statutory responsibilities schools have in relation to children and young people with SEND.
Our offer at each CoP Stage for each area of SEN is described in the Bradford Matrix of Need document below. Below we also have our SEN Information Report, which we hope will answer your questions. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to phone the office and make an appointment to speak to Miss Burgess, who is our school's interim Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator.
What is the Bradford Local Offer?
The Local Offer is a new way of giving children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents or carers information about what activities and support is available in the area where you live.
The Local Offer has two key purposes:
• To provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date information about the available provision and how to access it, and
• To make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving disabled children and those with SEN and their parents, and disabled young people and those with SEN, and service providers in its
development and review
Details of the Bradford Local Authority’s own Local Offer can be found at local offer.
As well as the Local Offer website offering details of services, we have an alternative format to the website the “Local Offer concertina pocket sized overview booklet" of services as requested by users. These are available in school or directly from Bradford Families Information Service by calling 01274 437503.
Letter from SCIL Team who are supporting school this academic year