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What is a local offer?

Government legislation asks schools to publish a ‘local offer’. A 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 (shortened to SEND);
  • 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.

Keeping our local offer under review

Our SENDCo, Lacey Cousins, ensures that we keep our Local Offer under regular review – by asking parents and children what is working well and what they want to improve – and by regularly reviewing this Local Offer at our Governors PPC Committee meetings. Lacey can be contacted by emailing

Parents of children with additional needs are regularly invited to come together to meet informally, feedback and share ideas. Some comments from our last meeting:

  • “Getting an EP assessment has been really helpful as we now know what my daughter’s specific needs are. The assessment made things clear and a diagnosis is helpful.”
  • “I love how my child receives ‘pre-teaching’ in assembly times.”
  • “My child enjoys working in smaller groups and I know they are more confident to speak up in smaller groups.”
  • “Coach Martin’s log book has been a real incentive for my child”.
  • “Circle of Friends in really good”.

We invited David Bartram, SEND consultant, to support us in carrying out an audit of our SEND provision here at Eleanor Palmer. You can read a copy of his report HERE

For information on working with advocates click here

More feedback from parents and children, a well as more information on how we support children with special educational needs can be found on the  SEND Local Offer Details page