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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

At Hartford Infant School we are fully committed to offering an inclusive environment to ensure progress for all our pupils, whatever their needs or abilities. Our SENDCo is Mrs Vicky McGregor. Shecan be contacted via the school office or on vmcgregor@hartfordinfantschool.org (please note her working days are Tuesdays and Thursdays).

The Code of Practice for supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities has changed significantly. One of the expectations it has introduced is that schools should report annually to parents how they identify, support and monitor the progress of children at the school with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Please look in the panel on the side of this page to access our latest Hartford Infant School Information Report, which details the specific provision we can offer your child. This is a working document and will be regularly updated.

The Cam Academy Trust’s SEND framework can be found here

To access Cambridgeshire’s Local Offer please click here. This will show you what support is available in Cambridgeshire for parents or carers of children with a Special Educational Need or Disability.

As part of our drive to ensure we are an inclusive school read our Accessibility Plan in the panel on the side of this page. 

We are committed to improving our practice and take every opportunity to respond to feedback. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Complaints

Any complaint about SEN provision should be addressed to the SENCo in the first instance. Should the complaint not be resolved the procedures in the Complaints Policy found on the school website should be followed. The parents/carers of pupils with disabilities have the right to make a disability discrimination claim to the first tier SEND tribunal if they believe that the school has discriminated against their child.

They can make a claim about alleged discrimination regarding:

  • exclusions;
  • provision of education and related services;
  • making reasonable adjustments, including the provision of axillary aids and services.

Medical Needs

For students with medical needs, we follow Government guidelines, details of which are available by clicking here

Your first contact for medical needs is also Mrs McGregor who can be contacted via the school office or on vmcgregor@hartfordinfantschool.org (please note her working days are Tuesdays and Thursdays).

Useful Links

The Avenue
www.theavenuesupport.co.uk

British Dyslexia Association
www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

National Autistic Society
www.autism.org.uk

British Deaf Association
www.bda.org.uk

Disability Living Fund
www.dlf.org.uk

Down Syndrome Association
www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

Citizens Advice Bureau
www.adviceguide.org.uk

Epilepsy
www.epilepsysociety.org.uk

Children’s communication charity
www.ican.org.uk

Pinpoint – Parent support
http://www.pinpoint-cambs.org.uk/

Council for Disabled Children
http://www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/

Eddies (formerly Cambridgeshire Mencap)
http://www.eddies.org.uk/

Contact a Family
http://www.cafamily.org.uk/

 

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