SEND & Local Offer

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

The Bromley Pensnett Primary School is an inclusive school that enables all pupils, including those with additional special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), to reach their full potential. By working in partnership with pupils, parents and carers we are continually developing our provision.

Our practices and procedures are embedded into school life to ensure pupils’ special educational needs are identified swiftly. We consider the individual needs of pupils when planning and provide a curriculum which is accessible to all. We acknowledge that some pupils require additional support to ensure access to a full curriculum and, where appropriate, a range of support strategies are implemented.

If additional specialist advice and support is necessary, we seek external agency support from professionals such as speech and language therapists, educational psychologists and the school nurse. We are committed to effective collaboration between all agencies working with a child and use a multi-disciplinary approach to meeting pupils’ special educational needs. All staff at Bromley Pensnett are provided with training, coaching and support to develop and refine good practice when working with pupils with SEND.

If you wish to talk to us about your child’s needs or the provision in place, please speak to the class teacher or contact our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCo) Mrs N Tolen, who will always be ready to offer help and support.

Here to support you and your family

A Local Offer gives children with special educational needs or disabilities and their families information about what support services are available in their local authority area. Every local authority is responsible for producing a SEND Local Offer and making sure it is available for everyone to see.

Who decides what is in the Local Authority Offer?

The law says that every local authority must talk with children with special educational needs or disabilities and their families to find out what sort of support and services they need. There will be many different types of services that children may need, including support services in school and specialist health services. Children and their families may also have ideas about what leisure activities should be available and what services are needed to help children gain independence as they grow.

What SEND information is available?

Every local authority must have a SEND Local Offer that is accessible on the internet. The local authority must tell children and their families how they can find out more about the SEND Local Offer. For example, a SEND Local Offer should include information about what transport services are available for children with special educational needs or disabilities and if there is any help available to pay for these services.

Giving feedback

Every local authority must make arrangements to get feedback on its SEND Local Offer from children and their families. They must show what feedback they have been given and say how they are going to make improvements to the SEND Local Offer and services.

Special Educational Needs Information Report