Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

We want to make sure that our provision meets the needs of each individual child, and so we will put in place plans to take account of any special educational needs or disabilities your child may have.


Our Special Educational Needs and/or Disability Coordinator (SENDCo) is Sophie Barker and she will work with you and any other person who may be involved in the care of your child, such as health visitors, speech therapists or other professionals to make sure your child is fully supported.


We work to the requirements of the 2011 Education Act and The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2014).

How we keep your children safe

PATA is committed to the inclusion of all children.  We provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment in which all children with special educational needs and disability (SEND) are supported to enjoy learning and reach their full potential.


In general, we follow the guidance provided by Gloucestershire County Council: Gloucestershire Guidance Booklet for Practitioners Working with Children and Young People with Additional Needs including Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (Gloucestershire County Council, 2nd ed, 2016).  This has regard to the following legislation and guidance:


Children and Families Act 2014, Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (0 to 25), Working Together to Safeguard Children, the statutory framework for the early years foundation stage, and the Equality Act (2010).

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Support for Families with SEND, through Gloucestershire's Local Offer.

The Gloucester Local Offer provides information, advice and guidance to help families understand how this work across the local area of Gloucestershire to support children and young people with SEND and their parent/carers. The directory part of Glosfamilies local offer lists the services available from the local authority, NHS, early years, schools and colleges as well as from external organisations such as charities or businesses. To view our settings local offer, click here.

Our SENDCo is Sophie Barker.