What is the SEND Local Offer?
Local authorities, schools and other services will set out a local offer of all services available to support children who are disabled or who have Special Educational Needs and their families. The local offer will enable families to understand what services they can access and what support they can expect from a range of local agencies, including from the local authority, health services, schools, leisure services and the voluntary sector. The offer will include provision from birth to 25, across education, health and social care.
What will it do?
The Local Offer will provide parents/carers with information about how to access services in their area, and what they can expect from those services. With regard to Education, it will let parents/ carers and young people know how school and colleges will support them, and what they can expect across the local settings. During the last year, the Local Offer Steering Group has developed questions for schools, and trailed them with a small number of settings.
There are 18 questions, devised in consultation with parents/carers and other agencies, which reflect their concerns and interests. These will be answered by agencies, schools and colleges to provide information to parents and carers to enable them to make decisions about how to best support their child’s needs
Click below to view the Staffordshire Local Offer and our school responses.
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy
School Information Special Educational Needs Report
Below is a glossary of the most common SEN terms.
Attention Deficit Disorder
Looked After Child
Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder
Local Education Authority
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Common Assessment Framework
Moderate Learning Difficulty
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service
Code of Practice
Developmental Co-ordination Disorder
Profound and multiple learning difficulties
English as an Additional Language
Special Educational Needs
Special Educational Needs & Disability
Free School Meals
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
Family Liaison Officer
Speech, Language, Communication Needs
Severe learning difficulties
Individual Education Plan
Specific Learning Difficulty