Special Educational Needs (SEND)

Our aim at Bramley Vale Primary School is that we  “nurture the personal development needs of each learner and prepare our children for the future by developing confidence, a love of learning, positive relationships and coping skills.” All children are supported to access learning and the curriculum, challenged to achieve their full potential and celebrated when they make personal progress. Learning journeys can look different for many children and we adapt our teaching methods to meet the children’s needs in all subjects. As a team, we pride ourselves in knowing our children and families; we enjoy seeing the progress they make along their journey of education.

Here you will find our most recent SEND Policy and SEND Information report.

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 

Areas of Need

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 listed below (examples listed are not a definitive list):

 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 learning – moderate 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.


Useful websites and Information

Here are some useful websites and resources to support your understanding of SEND, resources and strategies you could use at home, processes in school and your legal rights.

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

Derbyshire Information, Advice and Support Service (DIASS) provides independent information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), as well as their parents and carers.

Mencap offers support for parents and carers of children and young people Information about the support your child can get and how you can get it for them; respite care, financial support, family support programmes and other useful links.