At Starbeck School we aim to provide an inclusive, caring and supportive environment in which all pupils are valued equally and are given opportunities to develop to their potential. All children and young people are entitled to an education that enables them to make progress so that they achieve their best, become confident individuals living fulfilling lives, and make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training. We want all teachers in all lessons to set suitable learning challenges for all pupils.
Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years – September 2014:
A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability, which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.
Children have a learning difficulty if they:
A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:
Mainstream educational settings must use their best endeavours to secure the special educational provision called for by the child’s or young person’s needs.
Special Education Provision means:
For children of two or over, educational provision which is additional to, or otherwise different from the educational provision made generally for children of their age in schools maintained by the LA, other than special schools in the area. For children under two, educational provision of any kind.
All parents/carers are entitled to express a preference for the school in which they wish their child to be educated. It is essential that parents/carers complete a preference form in order to be allocated a school place. Normally pupils living within the school's catchment area will be offered places at Starbeck Community Primary School.
If applications exceed the number of available places the Local Education Authority will allocate places in accordance with the following order of priorities: