Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

At Rosewood Independent School, we strive to meet the individual needs of all pupils. We aim to quickly identify students who are making limited progress and put targeted intervention and support in place.

We work alongside the Local Authority, Health Professionals, and other organisations to ensure the most appropriate and effective support for children in our care.

We offer staff ongoing training and professional development opportunities.

We recognise the importance of not just academic progress, but developing behavioural, social, and emotional skills to support children to become independent and lifelong learners.

If you would like to find out more about how we support children with SEN, please find some important information below. You can also contact me at:

Janice Woods, [email protected]

Mrs. Janice Woods


Click here to view our SEND Policy and Information Report

SEN Legislation

The reforms in the Children and Families Bill 2014 affected the way children with special educational needs (SEN) are supported in schools. This new approach was implemented in September 2014 and places pupils at the centre of planning.  Building on best practice, the SEND Code of Practice 0-25 sets clear expectations on schools to deliver a whole school approach to SEN, with good quality teaching as a first response and a clear focus on outcomes. Teachers are at the heart of the new SEN support system, supported by the strategic role of SENCOs, with strong leadership from head teachers and governors.

The key principles of this new legislation are:

  1. Young people and their families should be fully involved in discussions about the support they need, so they can share their knowledge and feedback to the school on the young person’s progress.
  2. Education, Health and Care plans (EHC) will replace statements of special educational needs. New assessments for additional educational needs will follow the EHC guidelines from September 2014. (Existing statements will remain in force until all children and young people have completed the transition, which will be within three years).
  3. School Action and School Action Plus will cease and be replaced by a single school-based category for children who need extra specialist support.

Local Offer

As part of this new legislation, Local Authorities have a duty to publish a Local Offer, setting out in one place information about provision they expect to be available in their area across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have EHC plans.

School’s also have a duty to publish their SEND Information Report as part of the Local Offer.

Local Authority Local Officer: Click here

Our Local Officer: Local Offer TT and Rosewood