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SEND School Offer

Special Educational Needs and Disability Report

All Richmond maintained schools have a broadly similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and are supported by the Local Authority (LA) to ensure that all pupils make the best possible progress in school and be given the greatest chance to reach their potential.

All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with special educational needs being met in a mainstream setting whenever appropriate and where this reflects the wishes of the families.

Where parents wish to send their child to The Vineyard School, the admissions process is the same as for children without additional needs except where pupils have an 'Education Health & Care Plan' (EHCP). In such cases, parents need to contact the SEND department at the London Borough of Richmond and ask for a place at The Vineyard to be offered. The school will then be sent papers detailing the child’s needs and a request to consider whether or not these can be met within the setting.

All parents who are considering The Vineyard are invited to attend a tour of the school. Parents of children whose special educational needs and / or disability are already established, should book an individual meeting with the Assistant Head, Mrs Charlotte Axbey, to discuss these and any provision that the school can offer.

The local offer of services provided by the LA via Achieving for Children (AfC) can be found here.