From September 2014 a Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) code of practice became statutory for all schools.
All schools and local authorities have a legal duty to publish details of their provision for pupils with SEND.
The Local Authority Offer
The local authority (LA) refer to their provision as the Local Offer. The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It is also a resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area. See the Suffolk Local Offer for more information including how to transfer to an Education, Heath care Plan.
The Schools Offer (SEND Information Report)
All Suffolk local authority maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with SEND and are supported by the local authority to ensure all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with SEND being met in the mainstream setting wherever possible. More information can be found in our school SEND policy.
Our school will utilise the Suffolk Local Offer to meet the needs of SEND pupils as determined by the schools policy and the provision the school is able to offer. See our SEND information report for more information about our provision and answers to some frequently asked questions.
SEND Information Report Review
At Helmingham we are committed to working together with all members of our school community. We would welcome your feedback and future involvement in the review of our offer, so please do contact us.