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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at Buckfastleigh Primary School

South Dartmoor Academy, together with all Devon Local Authority (LA) maintained schools, have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the LA to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in schools. Devon local authority publishes information about their services in Devon’s Local Offer.

What is the Local Offer?

The LA Local Offer:

  • The Children and Families Bill became enacted in 2014. From this date, Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.
  • The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.
  • Further information about Devon County Council's Local Offer can be found here 

www. new.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/special-educational-needs-and-disability-send-local-offer

Parents can find further information on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in this DfE guide:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers

All South Dartmoor Academy Primary Schools aim to be inclusive, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) being met in our mainstream settings wherever possible.

Details of provision at Buckfastleigh Primary school can be found below in our Special Educational Needs Information Report 2016/2017.