SEND provision at Friarage School follows a personal approach, which focuses on individual goals and supports all children in accessing a broad and balanced curriculum.
Our Information Report details how we identify, support and monitor the education of children with SEND.
Our SEND and Inclusion policy is also available below. If you require any of these as hard copies, or in larger prints, please request this at the school office.
The school has an accessibility plan, with the aim of supporting all children access learning within our school.
We follow the SEND Code of Practice (Jan 2015) guidance to determine whether a child may have SEND.
'A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.
A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:
- has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
Who can I contact?
Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator is Miss L Tymon. Please contact her if your child has a Special Educational Need or Disability.
Our Inclusion Manager is Mr A Vipond. Please contact him if your child is facing a challenge at home or school that you think we can help with. Our Pastoral Lead is Miss Williams. She may also be a point of contact with school if they are working with your child.
Please ask to speak to one of them if your child is facing challenges. Contact the school office to arrange this on 01723 374244.
Where else can I get support?
As a part of the Children and Families Act 2014 all local authorities have to publish a ‘local offer’ for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and their families.
North Yorkshire’s offer can be found here:
If you require any additional advice, information or support, which is independent from the school, SENDIASS (SEND Information, Advice and Support Service) can provide free and impartial support.
SENDIASS (SEND Information, Advice and Support Service) – https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/children-and-families/send-local-offer/send-information-parents-and-carers/send-information-advice-and-support-service-sendiass
Information on helplines and organisations that can also provide support to children and parents/carers can also be found here: https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/send-groups-and-networks
Useful acronyms you may come across with SEND Documents:
|ADD||Attention Deficit Disorder||MLD||Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|ADHD||Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder||ODD||Oppositional Defiant Disorder|
|AS||Asperger Syndrome||OT||Occupational Therapist|
|ASD||Autistic Spectrum Disorder||PDA||Pathological Demand Avoidance|
|AT||Assistant Teacher||PEP||Personal Education Plan (for Looked After Children)|
|CAMHS||Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services||MARAG||Multi agency referral action group|
|CI||Communication and Interaction||MPAT||Multi Professional Assessment Team|
|CIN||Child in Need||PMLD||Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties|
|CL||Cognition and Learning||RAD||Reactive Attachment Disorder|
|CoP||Code of Practice 2015||RSA||Request for Statutory Assessment|
|CP||Child Protection||SALT||Speech and Language Therapy|
|CYP||Children and Young People||SEMH||Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|EAL||English as an Additional Language||SEND||Special Educational Needs and Disabilities|
|EHCP||Education Health Care Plan||SENDCo||Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-coordinator|
|EP||Educational Psychologist||SLCN||Speech, Language and Communication Need|
|EMS||Enhanced Mainstream School||SLD||Severe Learning Difficulty|
|EYFS||Early Years Foundation Stage||SLT||Senior Leadership Team|
|GLD||Global Learning Delay||SM||Selective Mutism|
|HI||Hearing Impaired||SpLD||Specific Learning Difficulty|
|HLTA||Higher Level Teaching Assistant||SPDs||Sensory Processing Disorders|
|IPM||Individual Provision Map||TA||Teaching Assistant|
|LAC||Looked After Children||VI||Visually Impaired|
- SENCO: Miss Laura Tymon