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Dersingham Local Offer

The Smithdon Cluster of schools is committed to providing a full and efficient education to all pupils and embraces the concept of equal opportunities for all. We have developed this school local offer for children with SEN alongside the Smithdon Cluster’s local core offer in order to give a consistent response to all students and families in our care. This local offer will provide clear, comprehensive and accessible information about the provision made for children with SEND. It is also part of the Norfolk Local offer for learners with SEN. All governing bodies of maintained schools and nursery have a legal duty to publish this information on their website about the implementation of school’s policy for pupils with SEN. This information will be updated annually.
The required information is set out in the draft SEN regulations which can be found here.


The Smithdon Cluster promotes the following ethos:

 Ensuring safety and security for all
 Maximising pupil well-being
 Removing barriers to opportunity and improving choice for all
 Planning for and investing in the future
 Encouraging partnerships, participation and contribution.

Smithdon Cluster’s Vision and Aims

 To provide the best quality of life possible to the most vulnerable children and young people in our society.
 To value all children and young people equally, with the right to learn, achieve and participate fully in education and in the            wider community regardless of their abilities and behaviours
 To empower all children and young people so that their voice is heard and heeded in decisions made about themselves
 To ensure all parents and carers are partners in meeting the needs of their children
 To recognise and meet the diverse needs of children and young people through a range of flexible, responsive and varied             provision
 To make certain that there is a transparency in the provision of services for children and young people who are disabled or             who have SEN.

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