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Balby Central Primary School

Policy for

SEN Local Offer

Date of Policy: October 2014
Approved by the Governing Body:
Review Date: October 2015

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The SEN local offer of Balby Central Primary School provides parents and carers with essential
information about the school and services we offer for children and young people with disabilities
and Special Educational Needs. The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and
transparency for families and to provide professionals with an understanding of the range and
services to be found within the school.

This is part of the Local offer for Doncaster Council.
More information can be found at www.doncasterchildrenandfamilies.info

School Name Balby Central Primary School

Type of school An Inclusive Mainstream Community Primary School

Accessibility Fully Wheelchair accessible Yes
Other Adaptations No

Core Offer At Balby Central we have a Read Write Inc teacher for 3 days a week, a full time
closing the gap teacher, a Learning and Welfare Mentor and an Early Years
Intervention Assistant. The school has a strong team of Learning Support
Assistants and Teaching Assistants across school catering for all levels of need.

Policies School policies available on the school website
Special Education Needs and Difficulties Yes
Safeguarding (Child Protection) Yes
Behaviour Yes
Equality and Diversity Yes
Behaviour Yes
Assessment Yes
Learning and Teaching Yes
School are aware of and familiar with the requirements of the Disability
Discrimination Act 1995 and the Equality Act 2010

Range of
Areas of strength We are a fully inclusive school celebrating the individuality
of all children and where teaching encourages children to
be independent learners
Staff Training Attendance at National and Local Training for Lead
Practitioners (Ongoing)
Dyslexia Awareness Training (September 2014)
Termly CPD for all Learning Support Assistants and
Teaching Assistants
A commitment to training all members of staff in light of
the needs of children
Pastoral Care A dedicated Inclusion Team Learning and Welfare
Mentor, Early Years Intervention Assistant, Attendance
Officer, SEND Lead Practitioner, Higher Level Teaching
Assistant all focused on working together as a specialist
provision to meet the needs of our children
Specialist Facilities /
Disabled Toilet Facilities
Electric Bed in Nursery
Input from
Therapists / Advisory
Local Authority and Private Educational Psychology

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Teachers Access to Speech and Language Therapists and Specialist
Teachers in the Local Authority
Strong established links with Health and Social Care
Breakfast and After
School Support
Free Breakfast Club facilities (funded by Greggs Bakery)
for children in years 2 6
A range of after school clubs catering for all needs
Inclusion Promotion Lessons are as inclusive as possible, with adjustments
made based on childrens needs
All children are given the opportunity to take part in
residential visits and class trips
Use of Bluehills provision mapping and IEP writer to
evaluate the impact and effectiveness of provision for
Proportion of
children with SEND
19% (July 2014)
Proportion of
children with EAL
24% (July 2014)

Parents /
Shooting Stars Workshops - Termly events with parents and the residents of
Gresley Road focused on creative activities and community involvement
Parent Events Celebrations of learning in the classroom and express events
Annual Review Meetings Yearly reviews of learning achievements and next
steps Parent Consultations - Held twice yearly to celebrate the success of our
Transition is carefully planned and prepared through home visits, links with other
establishments and close links between staff within school.

Read Write Inc. programmes delivered by an experienced teacher and trained
teaching assistants
Programmes of work delivered based on assessment for learning
The school is well resourced with materials to support learning and teaching
Access to a sensory room in the onsite childrens centre
A designated room in school designed to support children with social and
communication needs
Balby Central Primary School is committed to working closely with other schools
in the area as a Collaborative Group focused on Early Help and Support for
children and families

Documented Emma Cooke
Gemma Lakin
SEND Lead Practitioner
Completed 01 September 2014
Update 01 September 2015