Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Disability Information
Please find below our SEND information report and policy which have been drafted in consultation with children and parents.
For Shropshire Councils Local Offer please follow the link below. Shropshire’s local offer helps families, children, young people and professionals to support those with special educational needs or disabilities to find accurate and appropriate information so that they can make positive decisions about their lives.
Special Educational Needs
In any school class there will be children requiring some type of special provision.
To provide an appropriate education for children with Special Needs the school has established the following objectives:
to identify and assess the child’s special needs as early as possible
respond to these needs by specific learning or behaviour modification programmes
monitor a child’s progress and ensure that any intervention remains appropriate
establish and maintain the child’s positive self esteem
encourage parents to participate actively in their child’s learning
liaise with play group, Nursery, support agencies and assessment agencies
Special Education Provision is co-ordinated throughout the school by the SENCO.
Children may be identified by parents, class teachers or outside agencies as in need of assessment regarding Special Needs provision.
There are two stages:
1) SEN Support
2) EHC Plan
Children receive individual/group support from Class Teachers and Teaching Assistants working on carefully planned programmes of work.
The school has one governor with particular responsibility/interest in the success of SEN Provision in the school.
The school accepts that children who have special educational needs will be:
fully integrated into the life of the school so that they will be able to maximise their potential as learners and contribute to the social and cultural activities of the school,
taught in a mainstream class in which all teachers have the support and help to cater for their needs,
provided with a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum based upon the National Curriculum,
assessed and monitored using the graduated response of the SEN code of practice 2001.
We recognise the importance of parental involvement at all stages of a child’s education.
The parents of children with special needs will be kept informed and encouraged to participate positively in their child’s education.
‘Pupils feel safe in school and are well supported. Pupils are confident that they could approach a member of staff it they needed help. This is supported by one pupil’s comment that, ‘we know where to get help and we also have worry boxes if we want use to them ’ Ofsted, 2018
School SENCo : Mrs Jepson
School SEN Link Governor: Mrs W Newman
Mrs Jepson is more than welcome to support parents who have SEN issues or need advice and can be contacted via the school office on Monday, Tuesday afternoons.