Special Educational Needs

Our Values and Vision in Relation to SEND Provision

At Keston Primary School, we are committed to giving all our children every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards. We do this by taking account of pupils’ varied life experiences and needs. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and have high expectations for all children. The achievement, attitude and well-being of every child matters, and inclusion is the responsibility of every person within the school community.

‘All teachers are teachers of pupils with SEN’

  • All children with special educational needs and disabilities will be identified and assessed as early as possible
  • Special educational provision will effectively address the special educational needs and disabilities identified
  • Children with special educational needs and disabilities will receive the greatest possible access to a broad and balanced curriculum
  • Parents/carers will be encouraged and supported in playing an active role in their child’s education
  • Children’s views will be sought and taken into account

What is the Local Offer?
Croydon Children, Family and Learning services are required to provide a Local Offer for Croydon’s children and young people with SEND. This Local Offer will:

provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up to date information about the available provision and how to access it
ensure that this provision is responsive to local needs and takes into account views and aspirations of children and young people with SEND and their families.

Croydon’s Local Offer is available via the button below – you can click on weblinks and/or download leaflets attached to the main pages.

Code of Practice Definition
The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (DfES 2014) states:

A child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; or
has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.

Link to SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years:

Code of pracice