Local Offer

From September 2014 Local Authorities (LA) and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) aged 0-25. This is called the ‘Local Offer’.

The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice for families and will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.

Further information about the Local Offer can be found on the Peterborough City Council website.

Click here to access the Peterborough SEND Guide

SEND Information Report

Welcome to our SEND Information Report (below) which is part of Peterborough City Council’s Local Offer for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. This will provide details about how we implement our policy for children and young people with SEND.

At Ormiston Bushfield Academy we recognise that all students are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their potential. We believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and levels of achievement and working in partnership with other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all our students including those with a special educational need or disability.

Our school recognises there are particular groups of students whose circumstances require additional consideration by those who work with them to support their SEND.

There are now four broad areas of SEND, these are:

  • Communication and Interaction – This area of need includes children with Autism Spectrum Condition and those with speech, language and communication needs
  • Cognition and Learning – This includes children with specific learning difficulties, moderate learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties and profound and multiple learning difficulties
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties – This includes any students who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn
  • Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties – This area includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.

Referring a child for a SEND assessment

Please remember that a parent/carer, teacher or any other educational professional at OBA, plus of course any child themselves can request an SEND assessment.

Should you wish to refer a child to our SENCO for an SEND assessment then please contact Mr Leigh Drew.