As part of our policy to meet the needs of each individual child, we take account of any special educational needs or disability a child may have in order to make reasonable adjustments within the school to meet the child’s requirements.
We seek to identify any special educational needs at an early stage so we can provide appropriate support for each individual child. We are an inclusive school and strive to meet the needs of all the children.
There are occasions when children have additional needs requiring them to receive extra support. This support may be in the form of assistance from a dedicated classroom assistant, a specialist assessment (for example an Educational Psychologist), therapeutic intervention (for example Speech and Language Therapy or Occupational Therapy) or specialist teaching.
There may very rarely be occasions, both before and after admission, where we feel that the extent of a child’s needs are such that they would be better met in a different school. We would discuss this thoroughly and sensitively with parents and we would explore other avenues of support before coming to any decisions.
The Local Offer from the London Borough of Barnet gives children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families information about education, health and care services, leisure activities and support groups in their local area. You can find out more about this on the London Borough of Barnet’s website.
Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School is committed to disability equality and understands the need to embrace the spirit of the Disability Equality Duty detailed in the Disability Discrimination Act 2006 (DDA) and the Equality Act 2010. Through a positive approach we actively work towards disability equality with our pupils, parents and staff. We note that the Duty is grounded in the Social Model of Disability and undertake to understand the implications of this and ensure it is embedded in the school culture and informs the way we apply the Duty. The school’s ethos of and its commitment to justice are the foundation of its aims in educating the whole school community to make its proper contribution to society.