Inclusion at Hardwick

0-25 SEND Code of Practice

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years (2015) is statutory guidance for organisations which work with and support children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities.

This means that whenever the school is making decisions we must give consideration to what the Code says. We cannot ignore it and must be able to demonstrate in our arrangements for children and young people with SEN or disabilities that we are fulfilling our statutory duty to have regard to the Code.

For further details see: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities: A Guide for Parents and Carers.

The School Information Report

Schools have additional duties under the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014. Schools must publish more detailed information about their arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision for pupils with SEN. 

The information must also include information about the arrangements for the admission of disabled pupils, the steps taken to prevent disabled pupils from being treated less favourably than other pupils, the facilities provided to assist access for disabled pupils and the schools’ accessibility plans. The school-specific information should relate to the schools’ arrangements for providing a graduated response to children’s SEN. It should elaborate on the information provided at a local authority wide level in the Local Offer.

You can access our School Information Report at the bottom of this page.

The Local Offer

Through their website Derby City Council published their Local Offer detailing the provision available for children and young people who have Special Educational Needs (SEN) and/or Disabilities between the ages of 0 and 25.

The Local Offer is available to everyone including those without and Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan and can be accessed via the following link: The Local Offer