SEND Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) provision Bowbrook Primary School is an inclusive school which offers a broad and balanced curriculum which aims to encourage all children to achieve their full potential, including children with SEND. When children with SEND join our school, appropriate support is put in place for them to succeed. If a child has an EHCP and Bowbook School is named on this, then they will be given priority when requesting a place at our school. If they are transferring from a nursery/preschool setting, transition meetings are set up between the preschool provider and the nursery and reception teachers at our school to encourage a smooth handover. Support for parent carers of children with SEND – Shropshire’s Local Offer Having access to good quality information to help you understand the world of SEND is important when making decisions about your child’s life. This is where websites such as the Shropshire’s SEND Local Offer can help you. The Local Offer sets out in one place useful information and provision for education, health and social care for children and young people in Shropshire who have SEN or are disabled, including those who don’t have education, health, and care (EHC) plans. The local offer has two main sections. The first is the information section, where services and processes are explained, such as how to get extra help at nursery or school or who to speak to if you’re worried about your child’s progress. This section will introduce you to support that might help your family and help you to understand what is available from a range of services across education, health, social care, support for your family, finance, travel and transport and lots more. The second section is the service directory. This is a comprehensive list of services, clubs, support groups and businesses that might be of use to your family. It provides a brief introduction to what’s offered and contact details so that you can find out more. There’s also a listing of events and activities for children and young people or for families to enjoy together. You can also keep up to date with Local Offer news and events by following The Local Offer on Facebook and Twitter. Children with English as Additional Language The Headteacher is the designated lead for EAL. We will work to identify EAL needs early and put personalised support and resources in place for the pupil and family. Examples can include resources in their home language, communication of basic needs through signing & visual prompts and use of technology, personalised support from a Teaching Assistant and pastoral support to integrate the child and family into the community.