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SEN Information Report

At Brooke School, we embrace the fact that every child and young person is different and, therefore, the educational needs of every child and young person are different; this is certainly the case for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Working closely with families, carers and multi-agency professionals is vital as we know that each of our pupils have needs that are unique to them. We believe in a team approach where there is a coordinated effort to support each pupil using the expertise and support from a range of professionals as well as fully involving parents and carers. We aim to be open and supportive in our approach. We are very proud to work closely with the Local Authority (LA) to meet the needs of pupils with SEND. The LA overviews important statutory duties such as admissions and transport, whilst also ensuring that there are enough quality places for pupils with SEND. As such we are supported by the LA to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. Brooke School is supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with SEND being met in a mainstream setting if appropriate; however there are some children whose needs are best met within a specialist setting such as ours.


​ Children and young people’s SEN are thought of in the following four broad areas of need and support:

  1. Communication and interaction
  2. Cognition and learning
  3. Social, emotional and mental health
  4. Sensory and/or physical needs


All school staff consider these four areas when planning and teaching lessons, and in day to day dealings with pupils. We have internal processes for monitoring the quality of provision and assessment of need.


What is the Local Offer?

  • The Children and Families Bill became law from September 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 children and young people with SEND aged 0 to 25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.
  • The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.
  • The Local Offer is available at