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Special Educational Needs and Disability at Great Ouseburn primary School

Our approach

We recognise and celebrate that we are all different. For some children that means that they have additional needs, which may be physical or cognitive. We are also well aware that having SEND does not mean "low ability" (which is not a phrase that we use to describe any child in school). We are committed to finding barriers to learning for all children and overcoming them so they can reach their potential.

However, as with any school, there are sometimes additional needs that are beyond our experience and skills. In these cases we gain support from the NYCC SEND provision, making referrals and working with outside agencies to provide specific support.

Where needs are significant, children may qualify for an Educational and Health Care Plan, which usually comes with additional funding to provide support. For admission arrangements for children with SEND, please see the admissions policy.

We have high expectations of the progress that all children will make.  As such, we track children with SEND specifically to ensure that they receive specific and effective support to reach their potential and close gaps with their peers.

For details of how the school is accessible for all, please see the Accessibility Plan.

The North Yorkshire Local Offer for SEND is available here.

Our SEND Governor is Mr Phil Taylor and can be contacted via the school office, or on ptaylor@greatouseburn.n-yorks.sch.uk.

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