Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities (SEND)

This page aimsto help parents understand how they can support their child if they haveSpecialEducationalNeedsand/or a disability.

What are Special Educational Needsand/ or Disabilities?

Usually called SEND, this means that a child has needs that are different from or additional to the majority of children of their age, in order to achieve their full potential.This could be for a number of reasons andhere at Avanti Gardens, wesupport these needs in a variety of ways, based on a child’s individual needs.

WhatisaSpecial Educational Needs and/ orDisability?

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 Avanti Gardens School, we consider the individual needs of each child and work togetherwith Parents/Carersand the childto providethe right support, to the best of our ability.  This could be for a short period, or for longer. Not all children with SEN are disabled, and not all disabled children have SEN.We follow the guidance in the SEND Code of Practice (2015), toensureweare doingall that we can to meet the needs of our pupils.

How do we support our pupils with Special Educational Needsand/ or Disabilities?

Additionalinformation about the way we identify and support our pupils can be found in the SEND Policy andInformation report.  These documents set out to helpParents/Carersto understand what we doto support our SEND children and how this is implemented each day, includingthe kind of support that we are able to provide.

Click the links below to find out more:

There is also more information about Bristol’s Local Offer including the online hub for0-25 yearoldswith special educational needs or a disability, on thewebsite

Our SENDCo is Nicola Rogers.

Please call the main school number 01179659150 or email [email protected] if you would like to contact herto discuss your child.