SEND (Local and School Offer)

The Valley Partnership of Webber’s and Burlescombe schools, together with Devon County Council are committed to ensuring that all children and young people have a good start in life. Some children and young people have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) and these needs mean a child may require additional support at certain times during their life.

The Valley Partnership is committed to providing an appropriate and high quality education to all the children living in our local area. We believe that all children, including those identified as having a special educational need or a disability (SEND) have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them, and to be fully included in all aspects of school.

This section of our website seeks to provide information about our local offer and links to other sources of information.

What is the “Local Offer”?

The Children and Families Bill came into force in March 2014. From this date, Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the 0-25’s. This is called the “Local Offer”.

Devon County Council has taken a multi-agency approach in supporting young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). This means new ways of working were schools, care workers and the National Health Service work together to provide for a SEND child.

Please click below to link you to Devon County Council’s dedicated webpages relating to the local offer.

Devon Local Offer Website: https://new.devon.gov.uk/send

The PDF file above gives details of what The Valley Partnership can offer your child with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

There are also provision maps that help you see the types of support that we can offer at different levels of need, see below.