Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
SEND at Ramsgate Holy Trinity School
Ramsgate Holy Trinity is a fully inclusive school. We are small school with a warm, caring environment. We pride ourselves on having high expectations of all pupils and as such put the children at the heart of everything we do.
At Ramsgate Holy Trinity we can make provision for every kind of frequently occurring special educational need; such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, speech and language needs, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, learning difficulties, visual impairment and behaviour difficulties.
The broad areas of SEND need are:
- Communication and Interaction
- Cognition and Learning
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
- Sensory and/or Physical
What is the SEND Local Offer?
Every local authority must publish a Local Offer. The SEND Local Offer tells you what support is available for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities, and their families. It should include information about education, health and care provision. It should also tell you about training, employment and independent living for young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
For more information please visit https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs
To access KCC SEND Strategy please click on this link https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs/send-strategy/strategy-for-children-with-special-educational-needs-and-disabilities
Who is it for?
The SEND Local Offer is for:
- children and young people with SEN and/or disabilities from birth to 25
- their parents and carers
- practitioners and professionals.
What is the idea?
The SEND Local Offer should:
- make it easier to find out what you need to know
- give you information about what is available
- tell you where you can get further information.
The SEND Local Offer should also make services more responsive to local needs. The SEND Code of Practice* says that the Local Offer should:
- provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date information about the available provision and how to access it
- make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving disabled children and those with SEN and their parents, and disabled young people and those with SEN, and service providers in its development and review (4.2) What does it include?
The Local Offer includes information on:
- how children and young peoples’ needs are identified
- how their needs are assessed
- the special educational, health and social care provision for children and young people with SEN or disabilities
- opportunities for training and employment
- support for independent living
- how provision is funded
- leisure activities and support groups
- where you can find more information, advice and support
- arrangements for travel
- the help available to resolve disagreements.
Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Lorraine Lewis. To contact Mrs Lewis please email the School Office on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01843 860744.