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SEND Information Report

Birch Wood SEN Information Report 2017


An SEN Information Report will be updated annually to reflect changes and plans within the school. The report states the current provision within Birch Wood School and Birch Wood Vale School.


What are the kinds of special educational needs for which provision is made at Birch Wood School?


This is a maintained day special school for children aged 4-19 years. Children will be provided with an appropriately paced and differentiated curriculum.


Admissions to both schools are within the admissions policies on the website.


In Birch Wood School - the pupils identified needs will be complex and significant in the area of cognition and learning (severe learning difficulties or profound and multiple learning difficulties) as described in the SEN Code of Practice. The pupil may also have associated needs in the areas of social and communication and interaction (autistic spectrum disorder and/or speech and language difficulties). In addition pupils may have sensory or physical difficulties. We also cater for students with moderate learning difficulties.


More detail on our commitment to high quality educational provision for all our children is detailed in our Teaching and Learning Policy.


What are the school's policies for the identification and assessment of pupils/students attending the school?


All pupils who attend the school will be under assessment or have a statement of special educational needs or an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).


We continue to work along the national guidelines of transferring all our pupils' statements of special educational needs to Education, Health and Care Plans. All our leavers, to educational placements, in summer 2016 left with an Education, Health and Care Plan.


Further information on the admissions and assessment processes to our school can be found on our website.


What is the provision for pupils/students at Birch Wood and Birch Wood Vale and how is it evaluated?


All pupils/students attending Birch Wood and Birch Wood Vale will have a Statement of SEN or an EHC Plan. There may be agreement with the LA that a child or young person is placed pending the outcome of an assessment for an EHC Plan. Associated policies in this area are accessible on our web site.