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Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Policy

Key Principles

This policy is determined by the vision of St James Church of England Junior School: “Developing the love of Learning and Life in a Christian Community”. All members of the school community are nurtured through living out the schools Christian values in daily life. The values Respect, Perseverance and Courage underpin this policy.

St. James C of E Junior School welcomes all students. We take safeguarding very seriously and all of our policies are developed with a high priority on children’s safety and in light of safeguarding policy. All of our school policies are interlinked and should be read and informed by all other policies. In particular, the SEND policy is linked to behaviour, Teaching and Learning, anti-bullying, medical and curriculum policies.

This policy should be read in conjunction with our SEN Local Offer which has been produced with and for the parents/carers of children with SEN/D. This can be accessed via the school website and is a comprehensive set of Frequently Asked Questions which explain how our school supports children and parents/carers. The website also includes a link to Gloucestershire’s Local Offer.

This SEND policy is written to comply with the 2014 Children and Families Act and its SEN Code of Practice together with the Equality Act 2010 and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018.