The Local Offer



Emmanuel Primary Local Offer is an explanation into what Emmanuel School provides for all pupils in our school with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEN/D), from Nursery or Reception through to Year 6. This document outlines how we support pupils with Special Educational Needs within our school and how pupils are supported onto the next stage of their education.  Our SEN policy* gives more detail about our day to day procedures.

Camden Local Authority* also publishes on its website a Camden Local Offer – setting out a wide range of information about the specialist services, schools, colleges and organisations that can provide support and information for families of children and young people with SEN/D.  It explains the procedures for requesting an assessment for an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)* – which is replacing the SEN statement*. You will also find information about:

  • where to go for advice and guidance on SEN and Disability matters
  • leisure activities for children with SEN/D
  • arrangements for resolving disagreements and mediation*

What is the purpose of our local offer?

The purpose of our school’s local offer is to inform parents and carers about:

  • how we welcome into our school children with special educational needs and/or disabilities;
  • how we support them in all aspects of school life and remove barriers to achievement;
  • how we work in close partnership with parents/carers and children;
  • how we make effective provision for all of our children with special educational needs and disabilities – SEN/D.

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 2015

What kind of school is Emmanuel Primary School?

We are a Camden primary school for the 5-11 age range with a nursery for children 3 and 4 years old. We are a growing half-form entry school – our Early Years and Key Stage 1 now have single year group classes and our Key Stage 2 children are taught in mixed age classes. All our classes will be single year classes in September 2017.

In June 2013, Emmanuel Primary School was awarded the Camden Award for Inclusion.

How are we an inclusive school?

  • We welcome difference and diversity – learning from and about diversity strengthens our community
  • We value, respect and celebrate the achievements of all children
  • We will always involve parents and children in planning and reviewing progress; we know that parent are the first educators of their child – we need their knowledge to plan effectively
  • We know that the earlier we identify special educational needs and provide support, the more successful our children will be
  • We will provide expert support and resources for children with SEN/D to fulfil their potential
  • Our starting point is to guarantee a whole school approach to making provision for children with SEN/D: we make sure that all staff have the knowledge and skills to support all children with SEN/D in our school
  • We are a Rights Respecting School, working towards Level 2 and the UNICEF Rights of a Child are integrated into our school life.
  • Our school motto is T.E.A.M – Together Everyone Achieves More. We recognise we are all individuals and know what when we come together, children, parents and staff, we can achieve and succeed.

How do we work collaboratively with other schools?

We are a learning community and believe that it is important to work with other schools to make sure that our knowledge, expertise and skills on SEN/D issues are up to date. We also share our best practice with other schools.

We undertake visits to local schools to share our practice and look at aspects of their practice. Recently three members of staff visited another Camden primary school to share ideas about supporting children with Autism and how the curriculum can be differentiated to met children’s needs.

Our Inclusion Leader attends the Local Authority SENDCO (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator) forum which keeps all schools up to date with national developments and local projects on inclusion.


How is the Local Offer communicated with stakeholders?

  • We have placed this information here on our website.
  • You will also find our new SEN Policy on the website shortly.
  • You can pick up a summary of our SEN policy from our office.
  • We provide leaflets on Inclusion at Emmanuel School. You can collect this from our office.
  • If you would like to talk to member of staff we will arrange for a member of staff to meet you and answer your questions: let us know if you need an interpreter or British Sign Language* signer – we will do our best to provide this support
  • On our website we will shortly be posting a video of how we are an inclusive school and how we work as a team to meet each child’s needs.
  • Emmanuel Primary School’s Local Offer links to the information which Camden Local Authority* provides for parents and carers of children with SEN/D. You can see this on its website


Who do I contact for more information?

Our Head Teacher, Ms. K. Fitzsimmons – who provides leadership on inclusion and high achievement for all. She can be contacted through our school office:

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Our Inclusion Leader, Miss M. Bond – (the first person to talk to about any SEN questions or concerns) who leads on the day to day operation of our SEN procedures following guidance in the SEN Code of Practice.  She can be contacted through our school office:

Our ‘SEN’ Governor ,  Fr. Jonathan  Kester – who has a responsibility for monitoring and supporting the school on  SEN matters on our governing body . He can be contacted through our school office:

Our School Senoir Admin Officer, Ms S. Lubert- who can give you copies of our policies.

Our Site Manager, Mr G. Gerardo – who ensures that the school is clean and safe and has oversight of site access projects. He can be contacted through our school office: