Brentwood SEND Policy

The Brentwood School Special Educational Needs and Disability policy details how Brentwood School will do its utmost to ensure that the necessary provision is made for any pupils who have special educational needs and disabilities. The Learning Support Department will communicate these needs to all who are likely to teach or be in contact with these pupils. The school is committed to a policy of inclusion, equal opportunity and, where reasonable, following best practice as outlined in the statutory guidelines on special education needs and disabilities, in particular the SEN and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years 2015 (SEND Code 2015) and the Children and Families Act 2014.

The Head of Learning Support and Special Education Needs and Disabilities Coordinator, Miss Rose Coates, is the point of contact for Special Education Needs and Disabilities in the School. The SENDCo reports to the Deputy Head (Pastoral), Mrs Nicola Jenkin, and confers with the Deputy Head (Academic), Mr Jonathan Barfield Moore. The overall responsibility for Special Education Needs and Disabilities is with the Headmaster.

Local Offer

Within the school we work with two Educational Psychologists who are able to screen for and diagnose Dyslexia amongst other learning difficulties:

Sarah Meredith London Dyslexia Network Ltd

Rosalind Owens Independent Dyslexia Consultant

We also work closely with SNAP (situated in Warley) and numerous external agencies and professionals to best help us support our pupils.

The Local Offer for Essex can be found here:

www.essexlocaloffer.org.uk

If you would like to book an individual consultation with the SENDCO, please telephone Miss Coates on 01277 243243 (Ext. 307) or email ROC@brentwood.essex.sch.uk