At Brentside, we aim to produce confident, happy and independent learners, where inclusion is central to our ethos. All learners with SEND are taught how to identify and self-regulate emotions, where mental health is primary. We believe that creating positive, self-loving and courageous learners is the first step to effective education and we believe that providing a space where safety, security, openness and acceptance is key to a well-rounded education.
Our philosophy is to ensure that learners of all abilities have access, are encouraged and supported to actively participate in all lessons. We believe that building confidence within learners through autonomy over their own learning, engagement in all topics, and uniquely tailored support within lessons, learners will reach their potential while experiencing a strong sense of self-pride.
The named SENDCo is Caroline Crosdale- Head teacher
Trainee SENDCo is Priya O'Leary
Governors for SEND is Aisha Chowdhry
Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25. This is known as the ‘Local Offer’.
The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area. Information is published as part of the SEND reforms under the Children and Families Act 2014.
SEND Complaints Procedure
Procedure for expressing concerns and making formal complaints about the support provided by Brentside Primary Academy for your child if they have Special Educational Needs.(SEN)
We believe that Brentside Primary Academy continuously aspires to deliver outstanding education for all of our children regardless of any SEN or disability. We work very hard to build positive relationships with all involved in our school community. However, the Academy is obliged to have procedures in place in case there are complaints about the support provided for a child who has Special Educational Needs.
If you have a concern about the support your child is receiving in school we strongly encourage you to make an appointment with your child’s class teacher to discuss this concern. If you feel your concern has not been resolved please do make an appointment with Mrs Crosdale (Deputy Headteacher and SENCO) who will endeavour to support you.
If, after liaison with the school, you still feel dissatisfied with the support your child is receiving you may choose to make a formal complaint.
If you would like to make a complaint we would refer you to our Complaints Policy which outlines the whole complaints process. See policy section of the school website.
If you wish to speak with the SENDCo about the SEND provision at BPA then please telephone the school office on 020 88132580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to help you with your query.