Welcome to our SEND Local Offer to families, which details how we support children and young people with a special educational need and / or disability. Please click HERE to see the full Local Offer or click on the questions below for further information.
All pupils’ learning needs are planned for by the class teacher to ensure quality first teaching. It will be differentiated accordingly to suit the pupil’s individual needs. This may include additional support by the teacher or teaching assistant in class.
If a pupil has needs related to more specific areas, such as spelling, handwriting, social & emotional learning, numeracy & literacy skills etc. then they may be given additional targeted support in a personalised way. This will be delivered by the teacher or teaching assistant. The length of time of the intervention will vary according to need. The interventions will be regularly reviewed to ensure progress. Parents/carers will be informed if they are in receipt of this support and are welcomed to discuss this with the school at any point.
Pupil Progress Meetings are held frequently. This is a meeting where the class teacher meets with a member of the Leadership Team and/or the SENDCO to discuss the progress of the pupils in their class. This shared discussion may highlight any current learning needs in order for further support to be planned.
Occasionally a pupil may need further support form an outside agency such as the Child Development Centre, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Social Care or the School Nurse etc. Referral will be discussed with parents/carers and forwarded to the most appropriate agency. After assessment, recommendations or advice are given to the school and parents/carers.
The Governors of the School are responsible for entrusting a named person to monitor Special Educational Needs, Safeguarding and Child Protection procedures (see school’s own policy). Governors are involved in reviewing and monitoring the effectiveness of all school provisions.
The class teacher will suggest ways of supporting your child’s learning.
The SENCDO may meet with you to discuss how to support your child.
Where appropriate, other professionals may meet with you discuss strategies to use if there are problems with a child’s emotional needs for instance.
If outside agencies or the Educational Psychologist have been involved, suggestions and intervention programmes may be provided that can be used to support the learning of your child either at home or in school.
The school offers a wide variety of pastoral care to support the well-being of all pupils. These include:
Members of staff are readily available for pupils who wish to discuss issues and concerns. The class teacher is the initial point of contact for both parents and pupils.
At lunchtime, experienced staff provide fun games and activities to help develop pupils social skills and enable them to form friendships.
The Learning Mentors provide additional support to pupils who are experiencing emotional difficulties and their families. This may include sessions where concerns are discussed, solutions planned and support put in place.
If a pupil has a medical need, then a detailed Care Plan is compiled in consultation with parents/carers. These are discussed with all staff who are involved with the pupil. This will clearly identify any specific training required to support the individual medical need.
In order for the school to do this, we ask parents/carers to keep us up to date with pupils current medical needs.
Where necessary, and in agreement with parents/carers, medicines are administered in school (see Administration of Medicines policy)
If you wish to discuss your child’s educational needs or are concerned about something regarding your child’s schooling please contact one of the following:
your child’s class teacher
a member of the Senior Leadership Team
Parent Partnership (an independent body)
Any complaints regarding provision for children with SEND should initially be referred to the Interim SENDCO, Mrs Farrelly, and then on to the Associate Principal, Mrs Dunne. This is in line with our School Complaints Policy.