Our aims for children with SEND are the same as for all the other children in our care, but we recognise that we may have to adapt the methods of teaching and the pace of learning for these children to take account of their needs.
To do this we must: -
- identify the child’s needs.
- inform all interested parties.
- have a means by which to implement an effective response, through a ‘plan, do, review’ approach.
- record and monitor the effectiveness of any action taken.
- ensure that all curriculum planning includes strategies for meeting the needs of all children including those with special educational needs
- develop an atmosphere of encouragement, acceptance and respect for achievement and a sensitivity to individual needs in which children’s self-esteem and self-confidence grow and in which pupils feel that it is acceptable to make mistakes as they learn.
The Range of Provision Provided for Pupils With Send
The main methods of provision made by the school are
- Through an adapted curriculum, which still seeks to be rich, broad and ambitious for all children
- Full-time education in classes, with additional help and support by class teacher
- Small group/individual interventions with Teaching Assistant
- In-class support with adult assistance
- Support from specialists within a class or as part of a withdrawal programme where appropriate
Where teachers decide that a pupil’s learning is not progressing as expected, the SENCO is the first to be informed. SENCO and teacher will review the approaches adopted. Where support additional to that provision is required, it will be provided through an Individual Education Plan. If, after further assessment, the school will consider requesting High Needs Funding or Statutory Assessment. Parents will be fully consulted at each stage. The school also recognises that parents have a right to request a Statutory Assessment too.
Our SENDCo is Sue Gray who can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org