Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)


Welcome to our information about our provision for learners with Special Educational Needs (SEN).


Quick Links

SEND Policy

SEND Information Report

Local Offer Link:

SEND Code of Practice


Mr Watson is our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCO). You can contact him via the school office on 01603 742203 or by emailing


Ms Laband is also our Designated Teacher for Looked After Children (LAC) if you have any concerns or questions about how the school is supporting your child, please contact Ms Laband in the first instance.


Further Information


Our SEND Policy

All schools must have a SEND Policy that sets out their vision for SEND. Our SEND Policy has been written to provide clear information to all members of our community including governors, teachers and parents. The following information is set out in the SEND Policy:


  • The Local Offer _____________________________________________________ Page 2
  • Our Vision for SEND _______________________________________________  Page 2
  • Policy Development ________________________________________________  Page 3
  • Policy Consultation & Review ______________________________________  Page 3
  • Definition of SEN ___________________________________________________  Page 4
  • Definition of Disability ______________________________________________ Page 4
  • The Role of the SENCO _____________________________________________  Page 5
  • The Role of the Classteacher _______________________________________  Page 5
  • The Role of the SEN Governor _____________________________________  Page 6
  • Identification of SEN _______________________________________________  Page 6
  • Quality First Teaching ______________________________________________  Page 6
  • The Graduated Approach to SEN __________________________________  Page 7
  • Pupil Passports _____________________________________________________  Page 8
  • Learning Plans _____________________________________________________  Page 8
  • Education, Health & Care Plans ____________________________________  Page 8
  • Partnership with Parents ___________________________________________  Page 9
  • Admissions ________________________________________________________  Page 10
  • Links with Support Services and Outside Agencies _______________  Page 10
  • Useful Links ________________________________________________________ Page 11
  • Glossary ___________________________________________________________  Page 12


Costessey Primary School SEND Policy: SEND Policy


Our SEND Information Report

All schools have a legal duty to publish an SEND Information Report. Our Information Report gives further details about how we make our vision a reality for our children with Special Educational Needs. It has been written to be compliant with Norfolk Country Council Guidelines and it contains the following:


  • The Local Offer _____________________________________________________  Page 2
  • SEND Policy vs SEND Information Report __________________________  Page 2
  • Review of the report ________________________________________________ Page 3
  • Our SENDCO ________________________________________________________ Page 3
  • Role of the Designated Teacher for LAC ____________________________ Page 4
  • Identification of SEN ________________________________________________ Page 5
  • How we adapt our curriculum for SEN ______________________________ Page 6
  • Access through technology _________________________________________ Page 7
  • Arrangements for SATs _____________________________________________ Page 7
  • Additional support for learning _____________________________________ Page 8
  • Key staff in relation to SEN _________________________________________ Page 9
  • Assessing and reviewing progress _________________________________ Page 10
  • External Services & Support _______________________________________ Page 11
  • Partnership with parents ___________________________________________ Page 12
  • Methods of communication _______________________________________ Page 12
  • Advice for parents _________________________________________________ Page 13
  • Transition arrangements ___________________________________________ Page 14
  • Current data _______________________________________________________ Page 15
  • Glossary ___________________________________________________________ Page 16


Costessey Primary School Information Report 2019-2020-Costessey-SEND-Information-Report.pdf



The Local Offer

The Local Offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place. It shows families what they can expect from a range of local agencies including education, health and social care.

The Local Offer can be found here:

If you have trouble accessing information online, you could get help at your local library. Alternatively, contact, telling them the information you would like, along with your name and postal address.


The SEND Code of Practice

All decisions that we make with regards to SEND are guided by the SEND Code of Practice. The SEND Code of Practice (2014) covers the 0-25 age range and includes guidance relating to disabled children and young people as well as those with SEN. The code encompasses the Children’s and Family Act and some of its aims are to ensure:


  • There is a clearer focus on the participation of children and young people and parents in decision-making at individual and strategic levels.
  • There is a stronger focus on high aspirations and on improving outcomes for children and young people.
  • There is guidance for education settings on taking a graduated approach to identifying and supporting pupils and students who may need SEN Support.
  • There is guidance on the assessment process for children and young people with complex needs who may need an ECH Plan.
  • There is a greater focus on support that enables those with SEN to succeed in their education and make a successful transition to adulthood

The SEND Code of Practice can be found here: