At Perry Court we are here to help parents understand how they can support their child if they have a special educational need and/or a disability. We are passionate about ensuring that the learning environment is inclusive and meets the needs of all of our pupils. Careful consideration is given to the curriculum in order to maintain high aspirations and expectations for all learners whilst ensuring that the right support and scaffolding is in place so that success is achieved by all.

We have a strong focus on preparing pupils for new learning and do so through a range of strategies including formative assessment, pre-teaching and using our knowledge of each and every child when planning interventions to give opportunities for overlearning. Targeted interventions are chosen carefully to maximise impact on pupil progress.

We use our positive partnerships with external agencies effectively to ensure that the graduated response is followed consistently for all pupils and advice given from professionals is acted upon.

Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do at Perry Court. We have a strong, experienced team who provide staff with regular CPD opportunities so that they can ensure that the curriculum on offer is appropriate and responsive to the needs of all learners.

Staff are approachable and care for the children and the community that we serve. Families are at the heart of SEND provision and the voice of each parent is highly valued and sought regularly throughout the year as we value them as partners in their child’s learning.

What are Special Educational Needs?

Sometimes called SEN, this means that a child has needs that are different from or additional to the majority of children of their age and that they need extra help at school to achieve their full potential.  This could be for a number of reasons and we will support these needs in a variety of ways.

What is a Disability?

Under the ‘Equality Act 2010’ a disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities. At Perry Court E-ACT Academy, we aim to consider the individual needs of each child and work together to provide the correct support.  This could be for a short period, or for much of a child’s time at the school. Not all children with SEN are disabled, and not all disabled children have SEN. In the academy, we follow the guidance in the SEND Code of Practice (2014), to help us make sure we do all that we can to meet the needs of our pupils.

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY POLICY 2020 – 2022

How do we support our pupils with Special Educational Needs?

More information about the way we identify and support our pupils can be found in the SEND Policy and our SEN Information Report.  These documents set out to help parents and carers to understand what we do and how we do it, as well as the kind of support that we are able to provide.

Click the links below to find out more:

SEND Information Report 21-22

(reviewed every September)

SEND and Learning Policy 2021-22

The Local Offer website is a hub of information and support for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disability (SEND), their families and professionals in the field.  www.bristol.gov.uk/bristol-local-offer

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