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"Children are highly motivated and show eagerness to join in all the learning activities." Ofsted 2023

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Special Educational Needs and Disability


All Royal Borough of Greenwich maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with a Special Educational Need or Disability being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible, where families want this to happen. 

Please follow the link to find a copy of our SEND Policy, Information Report and Local Offer.  This document sets out how our school will support and make provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). It explains the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in providing for children with special educational needs.  It explains how we are working to ensure understanding and consistency in procedures and approaches across our nursery school. 

What is the Local Offer? 

Every local council in England must write down what help there is in their area for children and young people with special educational needs or who have a disability (SEND). This is for everyone to read and is called the Local Offer. Greenwich is a Pathfinder Borough which has committed to developing the Local Offer and other aspects of Special Educational Needs reform. You can read the Greenwich local offer at: Greenwich Community Directory. Many Greenwich schools, including Robert Owen Nursery School, contributed to the writing of this document when it was originally written. More information can be found here: https://www.greenwichcommunitydirectory.org.uk/kb5/greenwich/directory/localoffer.page?localofferchannel=0

Who can I contact if I want to know more about SEND at Robert Owen?

If you want to know more about SEND at Robert Owen, please contact our SENCo, Lesley Brelsford: lbrelsford@robertowen.greenwich.sch.uk 


What does the centre do well?  Everything!" (SM parent pss 2015)

Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND)
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