SEND Code Of Practice

SEND Code of Practice



Our commitment to you:

We believe that all children should have their needs recognised and identified at the earliest possible opportunity so that they can meet their true potential. Children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) are an integral part of our school community.


Who is involved in providing for the needs of pupils with SEND?

  • The Governing Body has devoted an entire sub-committee to Inclusion and this committee oversees the provision for all pupils with SEND, together with the support for their families
  • Responsibility for managing the provision for effective inclusion is delegated to the Headteacher
  • The school has created a dedicated Inclusion Leader post, so that there is a lead practitioner responsible for the day-to-day management of all inclusion matters, including the provision for pupils with SEND
  • All staff share responsibility and accountability for providing for the needs of children with SEND, including teachers, classroom support staff and office staff


What is the role of the Local Authority?

The Local Authority has a legal duty to set out for parents their own Local Offer for pupils with SEND. You can access York’s Local Offer online at:


What do I do if my child has SEND and I want them to come to Scarcroft School?

The best thing to do is to visit the school and meet the Headteacher. A tour of the building, together with an in-depth discussion about your child’s specific needs, will show you how the school can support you in ensuring that your child has the best possible educational experience within a mainstream school setting.

Click here to view our SEN policy.


Annual SEND Report from Governors

Click here to read the report

Click here to read our SEN Information Report