School SEND Offer

At Akaal Primary School, we have a very strong inclusive ethos, and ensure that all pupils regardless of learning ability or physical disability are fully included in all of the school’s wide range of activities.

Useful Links

Akaal SEND Information Report 2023-2024

Akaal SEND Policy


Akaal SEND Newsletter - April 2023

What is Our Local Offer?

Akaal Primary School’s local offer sets out what we provide for our pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities throughout their time with us. It explains how we support them on to the next stage of their education.

Our SEND policy gives more detail about our day to day procedures (available on the school website and as a hard copy from the school office). Derby City Council also publishes on its website a Local Authority Offer.

This sets out a wide range of information about specialist services, schools, colleges and organisations that can provide support and information for families of children and young people with SEND. You will also find information about:

  • Where to go for advice and guidance on SEN and Disability matters.
  • Support for parents and carers.
  • Health and care services.
  • What’s on in the local area.

Derby City Council - Derby's SEND Local Offer

The Purpose of Our Local Offer

The purpose of our "Local Offer" is to inform you about:

  • How we welcome, support and make effective provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities.
  • How we support them in all aspects of school life and achievement.
  • How we work in close partnership with parents, carers and children.
  • How we make effective provision for all of our children including those with special educational needs and disabilities.

Keeping Our Local Offer Under Review

We will keep our Local Offer under review by asking parents and children what is working well and what they want to improve.

The next review date for our Local Offer is July 2023.

Our Vision

Our vision is that all children leave Akaal ready for the next stage in their learning and are able to make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead.

As well as a firm foundation in reading, writing and mathematics, they will have a broad and deep knowledge and understanding of the wider curriculum.

Throughout the school, children will develop confidence and feel able to ask questions. As learners, they will be able to evaluate and reflect on their own style of learning. They will be able to identify and use the most effective strategies that will enable them to rise to any challenge.

They will have a sense of responsibility as global citizens, and will be curious about the world around them. They will use both Sikh and British values to achieve this.

Children will be physically, mentally and emotionally healthy and able to make informed choices and build positive relationships.

They will be ambitious, with an awareness of their own goals, and a strong sense of possibility.

What Akaal Primary School Values

  • We welcome difference and diversity – learning from and about diversity strengthens our community.
  • We value, respect and celebrate the achievements of ALL children.
  • We have high expectations for our pupil’s social, emotional and academic development.
  • We value and respect parents and carers because they are the first educators of their child and we will always involve them in the planning and reviewing of their child’s progress.
  • We know that the earlier we provide support for children with special educational needs and disabilities the more successful they will be.
  • We aim to develop high levels of self-esteem and confidence in all of our children so they view themselves as successful, independent learners.
  • We welcome and respect all members of the school community and value everyone equally.
  • We aim to promote justice, fairness and equality in all areas of school life.
  • We will provide support and resources for children to be the best possible learners that they can be.
  • We make sure that staff has the knowledge and skills to support all children in our school.

Support For Pupils With Disabilities

Aim Current Good Practices

Increase the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the curriculum.

Children’s needs are catered for based upon their need, with a curriculum that all children can access.

The resources are appropriate for all children.

The curriculum resources include examples of people with disabilities, varying ethnicities and genders.

Curriculum progress is tracked for all pupils, including children with disabilities, children with special educational needs (SEN) and medical conditions.

Targets for those children are appropriate for all pupils, including children with disabilities, SEN, and medical conditions.

The curriculum is consistently reviewed so that it matches the needs of all of the students, including those with disabilities, SEN and medical conditions.

Improve and maintain access to the physical environment.

The environment is adapted to the needs of pupils as required.

A ramp option is available to the reception area. Internal floors are all level, with a lift that leads to the first floor.

The corridors are wide and are suitable for multiple wheelchair users. Corridors have motion sensor lighting, and are designed for visually impaired people to be able to differentiate levels and surfaces.

There is one life, designed to be used by wheelchair users, with space for additional passengers.

Parking bays are clearly marked, with two disabled parking bays.

Toilets are available on both floors, with disabled toilets available. The toilets are lit by motion sensor lighting, with an emergency light. There are also handles for movement and a pull chord alarm system.

The library’s bookshelves are accessible for people in a wheelchair.

Improve the delivery of information to pupils with a disability.

Our school has a range of communication methods to ensure information is accessible. This includes:

  • Corridors have motion sensor lighting, and are designed for visually impaired people to be able to differentiate levels and surfaces.

  • Signage is in place for hearing aid loops, and disabled toilets are clearly marked.

  • Refuge station at the top of each set of stairs with a contact point to contact the office via intercom.