The Governing Body believes that the admissions criteria should not discriminate against pupils with SEN and has due regard for the practice advocated in the Code of Practice, in that ‘ All schools should admit pupils already identified as having SEND. Pupils with special educational needs but without statements must be treated as fairly as all other applicants for admission’. (COP 1:33)
The school will not automatically refuse entry to a pupil on the grounds that they have special, social, educational or behavioural needs as long as they have the necessary resources to meet the specific individual needs of that particular child.
Chellaston Infant School also has a duty to the Disability Discrimination Act and therefore will:
- not deny a child access to school because of their disability;
- make reasonable adjustments for all pupils with a disability as defined by the Act;
- be anticipatory in our duty in terms of the pupils that might attend the school at a later date.
What is the Local Offer?
Derby’s SEND Local Offer is an online one stop shop for parents and young people to find out about all the services and support on offer to children and young people from birth to 25 who have special educational needs and/or Disabilities (SEND)in the city. Derby City Council, along with all other local authorities, are required to publish information about services they expect to be available in their area. Derby City’s Local Offer is available here: www.derby.gov.uk/sendlocaloffer . It tells parents how to access services and support in Derby City and what to expect from these services, including details of Higher Needs Funding and Education and Health Care Plans.