Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator – Miss Catherine Bushnell
Governor responsible for SEND – Mrs Jacqueline Dodds
In our school we see children as individual learners. We find the best way to support children’s learning. We identify children who are finding learning more difficult by:
If we notice that a child is having difficulties we may use more specific tools to assess why they are having difficulty, which may require referral to more specialised agencies or teachers.
Please also see our SEND policy
All children receive high quality teaching at our school. There is a whole school approach to SEND with an inclusive curriculum, personalised learning for children is important.
Children’s progress is tracked and monitored. Pupil Progress Meetings held between the class teacher, SENDCo and the deputy head teacher help to identify where children are on track or if further adjustments need to be made to help individual children.
Teachers respond to children’s needs by:
All staff maintain up to date knowledge about a wide range of SEND. There are opportunities for staff to undertake relevant training to ensure the needs of every child are met.
Continued Professional Development is ongoing and Staff have recently had training on:
The school regularly liaises with the Speech & Language Service, Occupational Therapy Service, Educational Psychology Service, Behaviour Service, Parenting support and Child and Adult Mental Health Service.
We actively encourage partnerships with parents as parents and carers have a vital role to play in their child’s learning. The child and the parent’s voice is very important to us.
At all stages of the special needs process, parents are kept fully informed and involved. We take account of the wishes, feelings and knowledge of parents at all stages. We encourage parents to make an active contribution to their child’s education.
We inform the parents of any outside intervention, and we share the process of decision-making by providing clear information relating to the education of children with special educational needs.
Children’s progress and what support they are receiving is discussed with parents at parent evenings with the class teacher. The School will also communicate with parents via phone calls, text messages, home school books and planned meetings.
The Governor responsible for SEND is Mrs Jacqueline Dodds.
The governing body does its best to secure the necessary provision for any pupil identified as having special educational needs. The governors ensure that all teachers are aware of the importance of providing for these children.
If you would like to leave any feedback or have any questions about our provision, please don't hesitate to contact Miss Bushnell or the school office.
Please note this page will be continually updated with future links and information.
All Local Authorities must publish a ‘Local Offer’ as stated in the Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0-25 years (January, 2015).
The aim of this is to:
provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date information about the available provision and how to access it
make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving disabled children and those with SEN and their parents, and disabled young people and those with SEN, and service providers in its development and review.
If you would like more information on the Herefordshire Council’s Local Offer please click on the link below: