SEND Information and support - Parent Guide

SEND Information

School offer for parents/carer

At Hillcrest Primary School it is essential to provide a well-balanced, challenging curriculum for all children. We are committed to ensuring that all children, including those with Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND), receive their right to a high quality, accessible and balanced curriculum. We are committed to being as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with SEND or additional needs being met in our mainstream setting wherever possible.

The four broad ‘areas of need’ outlined in the Code of Practice are:  Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health and Sensory and Physical.


What is the Local Offer?

The LA Local Offer

Local Authorities and Academies are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 0-25. 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.  Bristol’s local offer can be found at: 

What is the SEN Information Report?

This utilizes the LA Local Offer to meet the needs of SEN pupils as determined by Hillcrest policy, and the provision that the school is able to meet.

What is the SEN Policy?

This is the school outlining the way the Code of Practice will be implemented within the day to day running of the school.  It is reviewed annually as the profile of the school population changes year on year.

What else might I find useful?

Check out the remit for raising a concern, how we allocate support to children and families, the graduated response document and the subject-related pages on Dyslexia, Autism etc.  These can all be found on the Hillcrest website.

Full document SEND Information Report can be found in the list below.