Special Educational Needs

SEND provision for children at Bramley Vale Primary School

As part of the Children and Families Act 2013, Local Authorities are required to publish a ‘Local Offer’ which sets out support that is available for children and young people with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) in the local area.

Derbyshire’s Local Offer is available on the website


and tells parents how to access services in their area and what to expect from these services.

Alongside this schools are required to publish information about their arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision for pupils with SEND.  At Bramley Vale, it is our aim that all pupils, including those with additional needs, make the best possible progress. We provide support for pupils across the four areas of need that are set out in the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice 2014. These are:

  • Communication and interaction – speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) ASD, including Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism, are likely to have particular difficulties with social interaction.
  • Cognition and learningmoderate learning difficulties (MLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD), where children are likely to need support in all areas of the curriculum and associated difficulties with mobility and communication, through to profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), Specific learning difficulties (SpLD) such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia.
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, behavioural issues, attention deficit disorder (ADD), and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
  • Sensory and/or physical needs disability, vision impairment, hearing impairment or a multi-sensory impairment.


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SEN Information Report

Please click the link to answer some questions that you may have about our SEN Provision. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact school.

Name and contact of SENCO

Mrs Laura Fay is our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo). You are welcome to make an appointment with Mrs Fay to discuss your child’s needs at any time. Please contact the school office to arrange an appointment on 01246 850289 or via email senco@bramleyvale.derbyshire.sch.uk