For pupils with SEND, their teachers are best-placed to know how the child’s needs can be most effectively met to ensure they continue to make progress even if they are not able to be in school.

CBSC will endeavour to secure the special educational provision called for by any child’s special educational need, as this will remain in place. CBSC will work collaboratively with families, putting in place reasonable adjustments as necessary, so that pupils with SEND can successfully access remote education alongside their peers.

Where a pupil has provision specified within their EHC plan, it continues to remain the duty of the local authority and any health bodies to secure or arrange the delivery of this in the setting that the plan names. However, there may be times when it becomes very difficult to do so, for example, if they are learning remotely or if they are self-isolating. In this situation, decisions on how provision will be delivered, will be informed by relevant considerations including, for example, the types of services that the pupil can access remotely. This may relate to online teaching and remote sessions with different types of therapists. These decisions will be considered on a case by case basis, avoiding a one size fits all approach. CBSC will consider these expectations in relation to the pupils’ age, stage of development or special educational needs. We also recognise that some pupils with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) may not be able to access remote education without adult support and so CBSC will work with families to deliver an ambitious curriculum appropriate for their level of need.

The person with responsibility for SEND is Paul Farr Assistant Principal. Please contact Mr Farr - if you need to discuss any SEND issues.