Special Educational Needs (SEND)

SEN and Disbabilities

At Kirkby and Great Broughton CE VA Primary School we are passionate about creating an inclusive community for all children. Everyone in our school is a valued and unique person with different gifts and skills. Guided by strong Christian principles, we work together to nurture the children emotionally, spiritually and intellectually. We encourage them to be confident and enquiring, as well as compassionate and kind, as they strive to achieve their personal best and develop a lasting love for learning and for life.


Information Report

SEND – Local Offer

The Children and Families Bill requires North Yorkshire to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with special educational needs aged 0-25. This is the Local Offer.

The intention of the Local Offer is;

  • to improve choice and transparency for families
  • to provide an important resource for professionals in understanding the range of services and provision in a local area
  • to inform the joint commissioning process for children and young people with SEND by setting out in a single place what is available locally

It is central to the ethos of the SEND Green Paper which set out a vision of a new, transparent and holistic SEN system that the Local offer is co-produced with children, young people and their families.

Find out more from the North Yorkshire County Council website

SEND resources and websites:

www.ipsea.org.uk – A useful site for free, Special Education advice, based on statutory requirements

www.autism.org.uk – The National Autistic Society website; the main UK charity for supporting people with ASD and their families (contains lots of useful advice and resources)

www.attentionautism.com – For more information on Attention Autism and how you can support your child to develop attention and turn-taking skills

www.widgit.com/resources – Resources with symbols covering different topics and areas of life, including resources for fire safety and about visiting the doctor/dentist

www.special-needs-kids.co.uk – An information directory for parents and carers

www.iassnetwork.co.uk – Advice and support for parents of children with SEN

www.autismuk.com – Lots of information on ASD

www.downs-syndrome.org.uk – Advice and support, including booklets, to help with independent toileting, sleeping and managing behaviour

www.autismspeaks.org – A comprehensive site, with a useful resource library

www.oneplaceforspecialneeds.com/main/library_social_stories.html – A really useful set of social stories to share with children, covering topics ranging from coping with a new baby in the family to getting a haircut and making friends. The National Autistic Society website also provides guidance on writing your own personalised social stories

Useful, fun, websites with highly visual games for using with your children to consolidate early skills: