For full information about our Universal Provision and how we support pupils with additional needs or emerging additional needs, please refer to our 'SEND & the Local Offer' section under our 'Key Information' tab.
To find out more detail on how our school supports young people with additional needs, please click on the link below which will take you through to our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) local offer.
Included below we have information about local organisations and services that you may find useful:
SEND and You (SAY)
SEND and You delivers the ‘SENDIAS’ (Special Educational Needs & Disability Information Advice & Support) service for three local authorities; Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
The service is free, confidential and impartial and available to all children and young people up to 25 with SEND, and their families, as well as to Professionals working in SEND.
The service covers all aspects of special educational needs (SEND), from providing information and guidance to address earliest concerns, to helping with complex legal processes like statutory assessments, Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP), mediation, appeals, exclusions and complaints.
Examples of the support offered
They run free SEND courses and workshops for young people, parents and carers and also offer support groups and ‘surgeries’ in local areas. They provide training for SENCO’s, school governors, educational psychologists and others.
Support for young people and children with SEND in North Somerset
Supportive Parents provide advocacy support for individual children and young people (up to 25) that empowers them to express their views and wishes and helps them to understand and exercise their rights in matters including exclusion, complaints, SEND processes, and SEND appeals.
This is not statutory advocacy but means they will:
North Somerset Services
To access SEND and You and to speak to one of their trained advisors, please call their Information, advice and support line on 0117 9897725 or email them at email@example.com. The service is open from 9.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, with an answerphone available at all other times.
Please see their website for further information, resources and upcoming events, including a useful glossary of SEND related terminology:
'North Somerset Parents and Carers Working Together' represent the collective voice of North Somerset's parent carers to key decision makers across the local authority, health and education. Their website has advice, resources and information for parents and carers living in North Somerset and includes information about the many events, webinars and training sessions they offer to support parents and carers of children with an additional need or disability. We often share relevant event information on the SEND area of our website but please visit www.nspcwt.org to keep up to date with all the news and events they are currently offering and for more information.