Menu
Translate
Home Page
Awards
Home Page

SEN

Children With Special Educational Needs

 

  • SEN Information Report

The SENCo has prepared our school's SEN Information Report in collaboration with parents and Governors in accordance with Hampshire's Guidance for their "Local Offer".  The legislation became statutory in August 2014.

 

All children's needs are catered for in our inclusive environment, be they physical, intellectual or emotional. We follow the National Code of Practice for children with Special Educational Needs and have a SENCO and Learning Support Assistants to work with children and parents. Gifted and Talented children are offered enrichment and extension activities, depending on their need.  

   

  • SEN Provision

Our Inclusion Manager (SENCo) Lisa Holmes, takes day to day responsibility for the provision made to individual children with SEN, working closely with staff, parents and carers, and other agencies.

   

In June 2011 Ofsted found that in our school: ‘pupils who are falling behind or who have speech, language and communications difficulties make good and often exceptional progress.’

   

Within school, support programmes are in place for children with varying needs (waves of intervention). These include fine and gross motor skills development, dyslexia intervention programmes, Speech and Language Therapy (SALT), Early Literacy Support (ELS), and Maths booster sessions for Year 2 pupils. There is a gifted and talented programme and the support includes links to Thornden.

   

Where possible, support is put in place within classrooms, in a small group with a trained adult. Some provision is best provided on an individual or paired basis.

   

Pupils with SEN are targeted according to their individual needs and IEP’s (Individual Education Plans) are in place to monitor small steps of progress. IEP’s are made with the child and with the teacher and parents agreeing on individual targets to work on. IEP’s are reviewed half termly and parents will receive a copy of their child’s IEP.

   

The school works closely with outside agencies to support pupils as required, such as Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Educational Psychologist, School Nurse. Diagnostic screening is in place for early language difficulties, motor planning difficulties and dyslexia.

   

Collaboration with parents is very valuable to us. Where pupils are included in a support programme, parents are informed by letter from the Inclusion Manager, personally by the class teacher or at parent consultations through the child’s IEP. Parents can discuss their child’s progress with their class teacher, or alternatively arrange a meeting with the Inclusion Manager.

   

The school keeps a register of pupils with additional need which is updated half termly. There is also a register for vulnerable pupils and for gifted and talented pupils.

   

Our Governing Body has important statutory duties towards pupils with SEN. The governing body assists in the development and monitoring of the school’s policy and strategy for SEN.

The SEN Information Report

Top