Inclusion and SEND
Special Educational Needs and Disability Information
At our school, we recognise that while some children have profound or moderate additional needs, most children will experience times when they may need some extra help.
We follow the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice 0-25 yrs, which came into effect in September 2014, ensuring that all pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are supported, regardless of their specific needs, to make the best possible progress in school. We ensure that all children are included in all areas of the curriculum, with the needs of SEND pupils carefully considered.
We have a graduated approach to SEND, ensuring early identification of needs and a continuum of support for children in order to enable them to make progress. Please refer to our SEND Policy, which outlines the purpose, nature and management of special educational needs within our school.
Below is a summary of what our school has to offer.
We have a personalised intervention programme to ensure the needs of all learners are met. Across the school, our teachers and support staff are trained to provide interventions, where necessary, covering various curriculum areas. These include:
- Additional Maths and English Support
- Speech, Language and Communication Support
- Social and Emotional Literacy Support
- Gross and Fine Motor Support
Throughout the year, we work with parents to help support their child with learning at home as well as help them understand how their child learns at school. This may include phonics, maths and language and communication, for example. We also provide information for parents of children with SEND and guide them to suitable support agencies as applicable.
We have support from various outside agencies such as an Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, CAHMs Support Worker and School Nurse. We also receive support from the Autism and Early Years Intervention Team and the Behaviour Intervention Team as part of our extended SEND support.
Our SEND Governor supports the school in ensuring we meet the needs of all children with additional and special needs. Our SEND Governor is Anna Butler.
To find out more about SEND in our school, you can contact our SENDCo, Mrs Charlotte Cahill, via the office email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Local Authority will send the school copies of the child’s most recent EHCP which outlines the child’s needs. The school will assess the child’s needs and will consult with the local authority to determine whether the school can meet the child’s needs. We strongly encourage parents of children with an EHCP to visit the school and speak with the SENDCo if you are thinking of naming us in your child’s plan. This will allow us the opportunity to meet and discuss any questions and concerns you want to address in order for you to determine the most appropriate setting for your child.
If your child has additional needs or has SEND but no EHCP, please apply via the local authority’s normal admissions procedure. We still strongly encourage you to visit the school to have the appropriate discussions about your child’s needs and the suitability of the school to support your child.
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