Special Educational Needs & Disability

Children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) all have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. These children may need extra or different help from that given to other children of the same age.

At Mab’s Cross Community Primary School , it is our belief that all children are entitled to an education which meets their individual needs, delivered in an inclusive community, where inclusive policies underpin and promote inclusive practice. Our school philosophy is that all children are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum, differentiated where necessary to meet their needs.

 What is the Local Offer for SEND?

The Local Offer was first introduced in a Green Paper (March 2011).  The Green Paper set out its recommendations for revision of SEND provision for children and young people and recommended, ‘a local offer of services available to support disabled children and children with SEN and their families.  This easy to understand information will set out what is normally available in schools to help children with lower level SEN as well as options available to support families who need additional help to care for their child.’ This has now progressed to a White Paper which will become law in September 2014. The purpose of the Local Offer is to not only improve choice and transparency for families, but also to make provision more responsive to local need through the direct involvement of children, young people and their families.

To find out more about our Local Offer and our SEND Policy, please click on the links below:

Wigan Local Authority ‘Local Offer’ for SEND

SEND Local Offer 2016