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Compass Primary School


The Compass Primary Academy Offer

What does Compass Primary Academy offer children with special educational needs or disabilities?

Our SEN aims 

At Compass Primary Academy, we want to make sure that every pupil gets the best support we can offer in order to help them to enjoy their learning, feel confident and happy amongst their friends and make the best possible progress.

Every pupil has individual needs that will affect their learning. Sometimes pupils need special support to give them an extra boost or to help them catch up with other pupils of the same age. They may need this support for a short time or a longer period, but during this time they will be part of our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Register. Whilst on the register, we will keep a close eye on a pupil's progress, look carefully at what special support they need and keep in close touch with their parents/carers. 

Key Staff for SEND

  • Mrs Rebecca Holmes - Assistant Principal and SENDCo (Special Educational Needs & Disability Coordinator)

The Local Offer - Northamptonshire

For Children and Young People between 0-25 Years with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND). All local authorities are required to have a Local Offer according to the following the Children and Families Act 2014: North and West Northamptonshire continue to share the one created for Northamptonshire County Council, which can be accessed by clicking the following link:

What is the Local Offer?

The purpose of the Local Offer is to enable parents and young people to find out more easily the services that are available in their area and how to access them.  The Local Offer will include provision from birth to 25, across education, health, social care and the voluntary sector. 

Within Northamptonshire, there is a Local Offer Team who:

  • Provide information for families with children who have a special educational need or disability.
  • Improve choice and transparency for these families.
  • Help professionals to understand the range of services and provision available locally.
  • Improve joint commissioning arrangements for services by setting out (in a single place) what is available locally

Kathy Forsdyke and Young Champions from Shooting Stars group explain the 'Local Offer' service:


To access the Brooke Weston Trust's Special Educational Needs policy, please click here

To access the Brooke Weston Trust's Supporting Pupils with Medical Needs in School, please click here