A Venn Academy Trust School

– Together we will…

Venn is a pioneering academy trust, committed to building educational environments where all pupils are inspired to become lifelong learners who achieve the very highest standards possible.

Collaborating with all partners, the Trust works with its unique settings to create world class learning experiences for all.

SEND information for parents

Ambition

At Brooke Primary Academy we hold a firm belief that all children have an equal right to a full and rounded education to support them achieving their full potential.  Our ambition for supporting children with special educational needs is to:

  • Provide chances for all pupils to discover and explore their interests, reaching their full potential through a broad and balanced curriculum
  • Remove barriers to learning by ensuring that the needs of pupils with SEND are identified early so that they access the curriculum they deserve
  • Provide every student with the support, resources and opportunities they need to thrive academically, socially and emotionally
  • Prepare children for later life by developing independence and having robust transition arrangements for secondary school

Implementation

At Brooke Primary Academy we follow the SEND Code of Practice (2014), ensuring that a graduated response is taken to the identification and support of children with special educational needs. We do this by:

  • Implementing and regularly reviewing our SEND policy, ensuring its effectiveness and adjusting it accordingly to meet the standards of the SEND Code of Practice (2014)
  • Working closely with staff for early identification of children with additional needs so that the appropriate support can be put in place
  • Identifying effective use of diagnostic assessments to support the accurate identification of needs
  • Initiating and referring children to appropriate services promptly so that the appropriate advice and support is implemented
  • Working closely with outside agencies and identifying training requirements to implement their strategies and advice
  • Requesting support for individual children through additional funding such as through the Higher Needs Panel or a request for an Educational, Health and Care Plan assessment
  • Co-ordinating support for children with special educational needs through regular meetings with parents/carers and any outside agencies (minimum 3 x per year) to ensure a holistic approach is taken to support the child

Impact

Through implementing the SEND Code of Practice (2014) we hope to have ensured that every child with SEND feels valued, understood and included in all aspects of school life. At Brooke Primary Academy, children with special educational needs flourish and reach their full potential and are inspired to be the best version of themselves.

The SEND Local Offer Letter

The local offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place.

What is a local offer?

The local offer provides information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies, including education, health and social care.

Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for your child.

The local offer provides information on :-

  • Special educational provision;

  • Health provision;

  • Social care provision;

  • Other educational provision;

  • Training provision;

  • Travel arrangements for children and young people to schools, colleges and early years education; and preparing for adulthood, including housing, employment and leisure opportunities.

Further information:

  • Paper copies of documents & policies are available upon request from the school office.

What is your favourite subject and why?
“Art because it calms me down and it’s great fun.”

Lyla

” My dream is to be a nurse or a doctor. I need to be able to read, to write, to spell people’s names.”

Maisie

What is the best thing you have done in school?
“The best thing I’ve done at school was going to William’s Den and building my own den.”

Pupil Voice

What is your favourite subject and why? –
“Maths because I love numbers and adding.”

Jack

What do you like about the teachers?
“They make me feel safe.”

Pupil Voice

What is your favourite subject and why?
“Topic and Art are my favourite lessons because they push me to my limits and are fun.”

Ollie

“I like PSHE because you get to learn about real life.”

Freddie

“A football player because I like playing sports. I think being a good writer would help me so I know how to sign contracts.”

Prosper

What is the best thing you have done in school?
“I really enjoy playing for the school football team.”

Pupil Voice

What is your favourite subject and why? –
“I love P.E. because I am a real sports person and enjoy being creative.”

Sophia

What is the best thing you have done in school?
“I love the school trips and when we go to the church to sing.”

George

What is the best thing you have done in school?
“I enjoy the school trips to the museum so I can learn.”

Pupil Voice

What do you like about the teachers?
“They are helpful and kind.”

Pupil Voice

What is your favourite subject and why?
“English because I love writing stories and poems.”

Amelia

What would you say to a child who is worried about joining this school?
“We will look after you and help you.”

Pupil Voice

“PSHE links to real life and I like that. PSHE is about me and the real world. ”

Harry

What do you like about the teachers?
“They tell jokes and help us learn.”

Pupil Voice

What is the best thing you have done in school?
“Everything. I enjoy every single second of school.”

Pupil Voice

What is your favourite subject and why?
“Art because I like drawing and sometimes my work goes on the wall.”

Zahra