We are here to help parents understand how they can support their child if they have a special educational need and/or a disability.

What are Special Educational Needs?

Sometimes called SEN, this means that a child has needs that are different from or additional to the majority of children of their age and that they need extra help at school to achieve their full potential.  This could be for a number of reasons and we will support these needs in a variety of ways.

What is a Disability?

Under the ‘Equality Act 2010’ a disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities. At Avanti Gardens School, we aim to consider the individual needs of each child and work together to provide the correct support.  This could be for a short period, or for longer. Not all children with SEN are disabled, and not all disabled children have SEN. At AGS, we follow the guidance in the SEND Code of Practice (2014), to help us make sure we do all that we can to meet the needs of our pupils.

How do we support our pupils with Special Educational Needs?

More information about the way we identify and support our pupils can be found in the SEND Policy and information report.  These documents set out to help parents and carers to understand what we do and how we do it, as well as the kind of support that we are able to provide.

Click the links below to find out more:

  • SEND Policy
  • Academy Accessibility Plan

The Local Offer website is a hub of information and support for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disability (SEND), their families and professionals in the field.  www.bristol.gov.uk/bristol-local-offer

Our Assistant Principal, Sophie Barlow is our SENDCo. Please call the main school number 01179659150 or email [email protected] if you would like to contact her.