Additional Educational Needs

Every child in our school is valued as an individual and is encouraged to develop at their own pace to meet their potential. The school, in line with the (DfE) Code of Practice, will identify the needs of each child and will provide an education plan by which to meet these. The new Houghton Conquest SEND Local Offer can be found on our policy page.

Values are principles, fundamental convictions, ideals, standards or life stances that act as general guides to behaviour or as reference points in decision making. With the cooperation and support of parents, teachers, support staff and governors we aim to cultivate our children as calm, happy, focused individuals who respect their world and are empowered to develop and nurture their inherent creativity.

Values education gives us a common vocabulary that we all understand, helping us to deal with behavioural and emotional situations in a positive and supportive manner. Our calm and reflective approach means issues are discussed in a logical manner and solutions are reached with mutual agreement and understanding.

We aim for strong social relationships and highly developed self-esteem resulting in the respect for others and the environment. Children are expected to display good manners, courtesy and thoughtfulness towards others at all times.

We have a positive Behaviour Policy which includes school values, discussed and agreed by staff and children, and endorsed by the governing body.

National and Local SEND Reforms
The Children and Families Act 2014 and SEN Code of Practice 2014
SEND reforms

In September 2014 changes to the law for children and young people with SEND have taken place. This is all supported by the new SEND Code of Practice 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014 and all this should mean improved coordination between local authorities, health, care and education providers: greater rights and protection for young people in further education and more control for families.

This will result in the way parents/carers and children and young people will receive support from the local council, health and social care services, nurseries, schools and colleges.

The changes focus on personal goals, increased family involvement and improved rights and protections for young people in further education and training. The changes should create a better system that puts parents and children/young people first. The changes will be introduced gradually over the next 3 ½ years and will involve: