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Creswick Primary And Nursery School

Learning for Life

Sir John Newsom Way,
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire AL7 4FL

01707 323038

Inclusion Centre

Would you like some advice about an aspect of Inclusion for your child?
• Learning – does your child find it difficult to process instructions? 
• Relationships – are there difficulties in making and keeping friends?
• Responsibility – can your child organise themselves and show independence as appropriate?
• Behaviour – how does your child cope with school rules and self-management, day to day?
• Temperament – is your child anxious? Angry? Frequently upset or particularly hyperactive?
• Progress and Participation – Would you consider your child to be succeeding in school? Are they an active learner within class?
Any of the above can be discussed, impartially at the Inclusion Centre on the first Friday of every month (beginning 3.2.17) with Miss Morgan.
Appointments bookable through the front office between 9.00 and 3.15. 
If you attended a One Page Profile Meeting over the Autumn Term and would like to give your feedback please follow the link below. Please note this only applies to Year Groups 1-6.

What is the Local Offer? 

The LA Local Offer
  • The Children and Families Bill became statutory in 2014. From this date, Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25. This is 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.
School SEND Information Report
  • This utilises the LA Local Offer to meet the needs of SEND pupils as determined by school policy, and the provision that the school is able to meet.
  • Welcome to our School Offer (Special Educational Needs Information Report) which forms part of the Hertfordshire Local Offer for learners with Special Educational Needs (SEND) and/or disabilities.
  • This report is updated annually in consultation with parents of children with SEND at our school and governors. Most recent review: November 2016


The code of Practice 2015 defines SEND

“A child or young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age.”


A pupil has SEN if their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.


The four broad ‘areas of need’ are Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties and Sensory and Physical Needs.


If a pupil’s progress is significantly slower than that of their peers, or fails to match their previous rate of progress despite high quality teaching targeted at specific areas of difficulty, it may be that the child has SEN. Information will be gathered, including the seeking of the views of the parents and the pupil, as well as form teachers and assessments.


There can be many reasons for learners “falling behind.” These may include absences, attending lots of different schools, difficulties with speaking English, or factors that distract them from learning. Schools understand that children who experience these barriers to learning are vulnerable. This does not mean that all vulnerable learners have SEN. Only those with a learning difficulty that requires special educational provision will be identified as having SEN.


If your child has Special Educational Needs or a disability, what can we at Creswick Primary & Nursery School offer you?


Please click on the 16 questions below for more information about the Local Offer from Creswick Primary & Nursey School and how we can support your child.

Q1. How does the school know if the children need extra help and what should I do if I think my child may have special educational needs?

Q2. How will school staff support my child?

Q3. How will I know how my child is doing?

Q4. How will the learning and development provision be matched to my child’s needs?

Q5. What support will there be for my child’s overall wellbeing?

Q6. What training have the staff, supporting children and young people with SEND, had or are having?

Q7. What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the school?

Q8. How will you help me to support my child’s learning?

Q9. How will I be involved in discussions about and planning for my child’s education?

Q10. How will my child be included in activities outside the classroom including school trips?

Q11. How accessible is the school environment?

Q12. Who can I contact for further information?

Q13. How will the school prepare and support my child to join the school, transfer to a new school or the next stage of education and life?

Q14. How are the school’s resources allocated and matched to children’s special educational needs?

Q15. How is the decision made about how much support my child will receive?

Q16. Where can I find out about the local authority’s local offer of services and provision for children and young people with SEN?



If your child has Special Educational Needs or a disability you can find support at DSPL - Developing Special Provision Locally. Click on the icon below.