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Audley Infant School Special Educational Needs

Audley Infant School Vision for Pupils with Special Educational Needs

At Audley Infant School, we strive to support all children to enable them to achieve at school. We have high expectations for all children and see all of our children as ‘unique’ individuals and endeavour to enable each child to achieve their full potential, whatever their ability or specific needs by providing equal opportunities for all within our school.

In order to do this many steps are taken to support them through their learning journey.

We aim to achieve this through the removal of barriers to learning and participation. Our curriculum promotes the development of the whole child as confident, resourceful and independent learners who are able to face the future with resilience and ingenuity.

All pupils in school receive quality first teaching. This means that a range of teaching and learning styles are used and that appropriate learning objectives are set for all children with a curriculum matched to their needs. All our classes are supported by teaching assistants and pupils are also offered additional small group work or catch up programmes where needed. Through appropriate curricular provision, we respect and acknowledge that children:

  1. Have different educational and behavioural needs and aspirations
  2. Require different strategies for learning and participation
  3. Acquire, assimilate and communicate information at different rates
  4. Need a range of different teaching approaches and experiences


We want all children to feel that they are a fully included and are a valued member of our school community.

Audley Infant School is committed to working in partnership with parents/carers, external agencies and Blackburn with Darwen Local Authority to ensure the best outcomes for our children identified with special educational needs.

Code of Practice

At Audley Infant School we follow the SEN Code of Practice. The Code provides a model that schools have to have regard for when supporting children with special educational needs. This provides for help to be offered at two levels: School Provision and

EHCP-(Educational Health Care Plan).

What is a Local Offer?

A Local Offer gives children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their families information about what support services the local authority think will be available in their local area.


Blackburn with Darwen’s Local Offer

Blackburn with Darwen's local offer is an online resource that details services, support and guidance available to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25 and their families.

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Education, Health and Care plans

An Education, Health and Care plan (“EHC plan”) is a legal document which describes a child or young person’s special educational needs, the support they need, and the outcomes they would like to achieve.

The special educational provision described in an EHC plan must be provided by the child or young person’s local authority (“LA”). This means an EHC plan can give a child or young person extra educational support. It can also give parents and young people more choice about which school or other setting the child or young person can attend.

An EHC plan can only be issued after a child or young person has gone through the process of an Education, Health and Care needs assessment.

Follow the links below for more information on how to ask for an EHC plan, how to change an existing EHC plan, and how to challenge a decision by the LA which you disagree with.

If you already have an EHC plan but the provision set out in it is not being made, you will need to make a complaint against your LA.


Blackburn with Darwen EHCP Guidance 


SEN Policy and Information Report

Audley Infant School Accessibility plan


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