How we support young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)

Those pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or education, health and care plan (EHCP) receive varying forms of additional resources, as do pupils who have additional needs but do not have a statement or EHCP.

We are committed to supporting the emotional and social development of children with SEND. The trust, and each of its schools, has a robust and effective anti-bullying policy/approach, including arrangements for ensuring that the views of children are heard – more information is available here.

Within the trust, there is an additionally resourced provision for children who have permanent hearing impairment. This is located at Culloden Primary and has places for 26 pupils from Nursery to Year 6. All pupils in this resourced provision, known as the deaf support base (DSB), have a statement of special educational needs (these are to be replaced with EHCPs over the next few years).

Who can a parent/carer contact for further information?

If young people or parents/carers have concerns, they may contact staff as indicated below (via each academy’s administration office):

  • Culloden Primary Academy – Ben Carter
  • Ipswich Academy – Amanda Phillips
  • Old Ford Primary Academy – Kevin Jones
  • Solebay Primary Academy –  Janet Baker

For children in the DSB, parents can contact the deaf support base manager (at Culloden Primary).

Each local authority publishes a ‘local offer’ which contains information about services that are available to children, young people and families in that area. The ‘local offer’ includes information and advice about the help on offer for people with special educational needs and disabilities from birth to 25 years. The local offer for Tower Hamlets can be found here, and the local offer for Suffolk can be accessed here.

Last updated October 4, 2016