Brent Information about SEND Applications and the Offer process can be viewed from the following links:
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Brent Parent Carer Forum click here or contact on:
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Parent/Carer Information about Special Education Needs & Disability (SEND).
Who do I contact in regards to SEND in school?
Each school has a dedicated person who supports the teachers, children and parents of children with SEND. This person is called the SENDCo (Special Educational Needs coordinator). For St. Joseph’s Catholic Infant School, this is Miss. Gaynor. If you wish to contact Miss Gaynor please call the school office or you can e-mail her
St. Joseph’s Catholic Infant School
School Office – 020 8903 6032
How do I know if my child has SEND?
All children are very different, all progress at different speeds and enjoy very different parts of the curriculum. If your child is in the early acquisition of
How does the school identify my child has SEND?
Each day, in every lesson, the teachers are assessing the children. Through these
What are the SEN categories of need?
There are four categories of SEN. One area with the new changes has seen its name changed but the others still remain changed. The four areas are:
Communication and interaction
Cognition and learning
Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
Sensory and/or physical needs
What is the SEN register?
The SEN register is quite simply a confidential list available to the teaching staff. This shows the children who currently are receiving support from the school. This list allows us to track the progress of the children in one place ensuring we are doing everything we can to support your child. Once on the SEN register it doesn’t mean you child will always
How will progress be monitored?
Your child’s progress is reviewed regularly. Their individual IEP targets will be formally reviewed with you and new ones set each term. For overall progress looking at the
What is an IEP?
An IEP stands for Individual Education Plan, these are targets that have been specifically written either by the class teacher or external agencies to enhance their learning. This personal style of learning ensures we can plan interventions and monitor progress closely ensuring the children reach their full potential.
What is an EHCP?
EHCP stands for Education Health and Care Plan, and 1st September 2014, will replace statements. These Plans have to be applied for by education or health and agreed by the local authority. They are for children who need a greater level of individual support. This then releases additional funding to the school for this particular child.
What is the schools offer?
The 'schools offer' is what as a school we offer our children with SEN. Our offer is then combined with Brent to form what is called the local offer. Each school’s offer may be different as
Are we a good school for SEN?
As can be seen in external data reports our SEN children progress well and achieve well also. We are a fully inclusive school which we are very proud of.
What do I do if I have a complaint?
If you have a complaint about the SEND process or arrangements, firstly contact the SENDCo to discuss your complaint. Then please see our complaints policy below for further steps after speaking to the SENDCo. Parents have the following rights of redress, should the school, Governors or LA fail in its duty to provide, or if the parent disagrees with a decision or feels that there is discriminatory practice:
• They should follow the school Complaints Policy.
• If not resolved then the LA’s complaints procedure
• The disagreement resolution service (for disagreements between parents/YP and the LA or parents/YP and
the educational provider)
• An appeal to the SEND First-Tier Tribunal about EHC assessments/plans and/or disability discrimination. This
must follow mediation, unless it is a complaint over the naming of a school placement.
• A complaint to the LA Ombudsman (for complaints against LAs if not resolved through the LA complaints
procedure) Complaint to the Secretary of State (against schools or LAs)
Please click below for further information
Brent Information, help and advice
Brent SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITY (SEND) STRATEGY 2018-2021
Accessibility Policy (Disability Access Plan & Policy (Including Identification of Barriers to Access) 2021)
Brent Accessibility Strategy 2019 – 2021 (reference)
GOV.UK - Guide to children with SEN
GOV.UK - SEN guide for parents and carers
GOV.UK - SEN Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years