How does the school identify children with a special need or disability?
What should I do if I am concerned about my child?
Under the 2015 special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice a child has special educational need or disability if:
a. He/she has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children his/her age.
b. He/she has a disability, which prevents or hinders him/her from making use of education facilities of a kind generally provided in schools within the area of the LA concerned, for children of his/her age.
c. He/she is under the age of five years and is, or would be if special education provision were not made for him/her likely to fall within paragraph (a) or (b) when over that age.
The SEND leader is responsible co-ordinating the identification and support.
- Parents, Carers, Teachers, Health Professionals and other agencies share concerns with the SEND Leader.
- The SEND Leader organises a meeting with parents, carers, teachers and other professionals to discuss your child’s needs and create a support plan.
- The SEND Leader observes in class and highlights strategies to develop learning.
- Highly personalised targets are set for each term.
- Children discuss their needs, feelings and wishes with their Teacher or Classroom Professional.
- It may be appropriate to make a referral to another agency. These include:
- Health Visitors.
- School Nursing Service.
- Speech and Language Therapy.
- Occupational Therapy.
- Child and Young Person’s Mental Health Service.
- Educational Psychology Service
The SEND support plan is reviewed termly with parents and children.
Joanna Bond - SEND Leader
Judith Astwood – Deputy Headteacher – Pastoral support
Jordan Howard – Behaviour Support Coordinator
Brent Annable – SEND Teaching Assistant
Bethany Chapple – SEND Teaching Assistant
Catherine Clemitshaw – SEND Teaching Assistant
Kathryn Pearson – SEND Teaching Assistant
Jane Mills – SEND Teaching Assistant
Sharon Newrick – Learning Mentor
Claire Sylvester – Learning Mentor
Lisa Maisey – Family Support Coordinator