Inclusion

Growing Together at St Augustine’s

At St Augustine’s we recognise and value the unique contribution that every child is able to make to the life of the school. We are committed to caring for the ‘whole’ child and therefore we see their spiritual, physical, social, emotional and intellectual development as having equal importance.

We aim to provide opportunities for all children to experience success, and it is with pride that we see the children of St Augustine’s respecting and encouraging each other’s best efforts, at all levels of attainment.

All the teaching staff are teachers of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN). Provision for children with any additional needs, including those with SEN and/or disabilities, is the responsibility of the school as a whole.

We aim to work together with parents, as a team, to provide the best possible education for all children within our care.

For details on SEN Policy please click here

Changes to the Special Educational Needs system September 2014

A new 0-25 Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice came into force on the 1st September 2014. This will mean a range of changes to the way that schools manage children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.

As a result of the changes to the SEN legislation we have been in the process of compiling a new SEND policy. We would like parents to be involved in the creation of this new policy, to ensure that parents’ views are accurately reflected and catered for.

We are therefore publishing a draft copy of the new SEND policy on the school website at the end of Term One, inviting all parents, Governors and staff to read through and send in their comments and suggestions by email to senco@st-augustines.kent.sch.uk or by letter to the school office addressed to SENCO. During Term Two we will then be inviting a selected group of parents to a meeting where the policy can be discussed. If you have a strong desire to be a part of this group please let us know as soon as possible. Thank you.

The final draft has now been published on the website and is waiting to be approved by the Governing body.

Here are some links which help to explain the changes to the SEN system and how they apply to parents of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Published by the Parent Carer Forums:

Please see the attached leaflet which outlines the changes.

Published by the Department for Education:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers

New Special Education Needs and Disabilities Policy (SEND)