SEND Local Offer

Welcome to our SEN Information report which is part of the Norfolk Local Offer for learners with Special Educational Needs (SEN). All governing bodies of maintained schools have a legal duty to publish information on their website about the implementation of the governing body’s policy for pupils with SEN. The information published must be updated annually.

At Emneth Academy we are committed to working together with all members of our school community. This local offer has been produced with pupils, parents/carers, governors, and members of staff. We would welcome your feedback and future involvement in the review of our offer, so please do contact us. The best people to contact this academic year are: Lauren Orviss (SENDCo) and Rachel Beeson (SEN Governor).

Our school takes all medical conditions into consideration on an individual basis, and will endeavour to ensure that all children are able to access the curriculum and opportunities available. We ensure children are not excluded from any aspect of school life as a result of medical conditions’.

If you are worried about the progress of your child please speak to the class teacher in the first instance, who will discuss your concerns with Miss L. Orviss (SENDCo).

Parent information

Pupils assessed as needing Special Educational Needs have funding accessed from ‘Additional Needs’. For children with complex needs, the frequency of such provision may result in the school applying for additional funding (top-up) from Cluster Schools’ budget, to support a child, known as ‘Exceptional Needs Funding.’

In the new 2014 reforms for SEN provision in England pupils with health and educational needs will be provided with an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP). Norfolk County Council (NCC) is at present reviewing pupils with ‘Statements’ of Need and issuing new EHCPs. Pupils assessed to have complex needs can access a personal budget from NCC to support physical, social and emotional inclusion.

If you have any difficulty with attendance, uniform or provision for trips please discuss this with the Parent Support Advisor or Head Teacher.

The school will make their best endeavours to include pupils with Special Educational Needs and disability and meet their needs. If we fall short of this a complaints procedure is at your disposal and the Head Teacher, SEND Governor, SENCO, SEN Parent Advisor and Parent Support Advisor will sensitively guide you through your rights and options. We will of course try to accommodate your child, and deliver quality education for all. Please see website for update of staff.

Emneth Academy will review and publish this parent information annually. If you have any comments please contact any of the SEN staff above. We welcome your thoughts on making our school inclusive for all pupils.

The acadermy is required to follow Norfolk Safe-Guarding procedures including those involving Child Protection in Educational settings. Special Educational Needs and disabled pupils are a particularly vulnerable group. Emneth Primary is duty-bound to report any concerns and act appropriately in the interests of the child.

A range of these provisions will be used to support a child once that child’s needs have been identified by the school. The information of provision is what would reasonably be expected from any mainstream school. If the school was unable to meet the needs of the pupil, despite every effort to support inclusion, other more appropriate provision will be sought in consultation with a team of professionals and parents.

SEND Provision

Emneth Academy is an inclusive school and may offer the following range of provision to support children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability.

  • Social Skills programmes/support including strategies to enhance self-esteem
  • Access to a supportive environment – IT facilities/equipment/resources (including preparation)
  • Strategies/programmes to support speech and language
  • Mentors and mentoring activities
  • Nurture Groups and nurturing activities
  • Access to strategies/programmes to support Sensory/Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy CAMHS [Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services] and transition school needs
  • Strategies to reduce anxiety/promote emotional well-being (including communication with parents)
  • Strategies to support/develop literacy inc. reading
  • Strategies to support modify behaviour
  • Strategies to support/develop numeracy
  • Provision to facilitate/support access to the curriculum including transition stages
  • Strategies/support to develop independent learning
  • Support/supervision at unstructured times of the day including personal care
  • Access to Medical Interventions Access to disabled pupil toilet Ramp access to classrooms
  • Liaison/Communication with Professionals/Parents, attendance at meetings and preparation of reports with a trained Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)
  • Planning and assessment including requesting and reviewing Educational and Health Care Plans (EHCP), target setting for individual educational plans (IEPs) and personal support plans (PSP)

Have your say

Emneth Academy is our community school. We can shape and develop provision for all of our learners ensuring achievement for all. This SEND report declares our annual offer to learners with SEND, but to be effective it needs the views of all parents/carers, learners, governors and staff. Please feel free to come in and discuss this with us.

Norfolk County Council SEN website
Parent Partnership
UK Government website