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Pontefract Academies Trust

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

At Halfpenny Lane JI&N School all pupils, regardless of their particular needs, are provided with inclusive teaching which will enable them to make the best possible progress and feel that they are a valued member of the wider school community.

We expect that all pupils with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) will meet or exceed the high expectations we set for them against national data and based on their age and starting points.

We will use our best endeavours to give pupils with SEND the support they need, whilst having access to a broad and balanced curriculum.

Working in partnership with families, it is our aim that pupils will become confident individuals able to make a successful transition on to the next phase of their education.

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) has day-to-day responsibility for the operation of SEND policy and coordination of specific provision made to support individual pupils with SEND, including those who have EHC plans (or Statements until 2018).

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is Mrs Farrah Holmes.

Our Special Educational Needs Disabilities (SEND) and Inclusion School Governor is Mrs Amanda Dransfield

All Local Authorities are required to publish a Local Offer. The aim is to help people to easily find information about the services, activities and support available in the local area for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities and their families. This information will include Health, Social Care, Education, Leisure and information from charities and support groups and is available for anyone who may need to use it. You can find Wakefield Local Offer here 

The school will be publishing its updated SEND Policy and SEN Information reports following School Governance Committee ratification on the 20 September 2017. 

SEND Policy

SEN Information Report - currently being updated

Assessment Policy 

Accessibility Policy and Plan

Area of Need document

SEN Glossary

Local SEN Offer

Waves of Intervention