School Offer - Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
We are a unique village school whose aim is to make a positive difference to every child’s life by providing opportunities to develop and achieve their potential. We work closely with Parents, Governors and the wider community, to provide a caring, secure and happy environment where every child matters and where all children will be nurtured and guided to develop a thirst for learning.
Our school is an inclusive school and offers to meet the needs of all pupils and their families, including those with special educational needs and disabilities. We have a shared expectation that all pupils, regardless of their special educational needs or disabilities, should be offered inclusive teaching which will enable them to make the best possible progress in school so they know they are a valued member of the school community. The range of support the school can offer will be tailored to individual need following thorough assessments by internal and/or external agencies and incorporating the Graduated Approach cycle of assess, plan, do, review.
Our work with you and your child
Mr Stephen Hale is responsible for the day to day management of all aspects of the school, including the provision for pupils with SEND.
The class teacher is responsible for:
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO):
Mrs Rachel Radmore is responsible for:
The SEN Governor is responsible for supporting the school to evaluate and develop quality and impact of provision for pupils with SEN across the school.
An ongoing programme of training is in place to ensure that teachers and learning support staff have the appropriate skills and knowledge in areas that will improve their teaching and support of children with SEND. Our SENCo has extensive knowledge of current local and national initiatives and policies that support pupils with a range of different needs.
We assess learners continuously in order to track progress and make any necessary interventions. All pupils’ progress is discussed by teaching staff and senior management at termly Pupil Progress meetings as well as in informal discussions when needed. Interventions and support are adapted from these assessments and the provision map that outlines our interventions is updated and used as a record for pupils on Class Support. Children with SEN Support or EHC Plans have their progress monitored regularly and new targets are introduced as needed. Teachers and Teaching Assistants meet regularly with the SENCo to discuss children’s progress.
The quality, appropriateness and impact of the overall provision are kept under regular review. The school will use its available budget to meet the needs of all pupils.
The curriculum is adapted to ensure all children with SEND have the opportunity to take part in all aspects of school life, including out of school activities.
The school is a member of Epping Forest South Local Delivery Group which provides a network of support and access to a range of resources and professional advice for children with SEND.
The school works closely with a range of professionals for specific needs, including:
- Educational Psychologists (EP)
- School Nurse
- Speech and Language Therapists (S<)
- Occupational Therapists (OT)
- Physiotherapists (Physio)
- Play Therapist
- Music Therapist
- EWMHS (Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health Services)
- Educational Welfare Officer (EWO)
- Statutory Assessment Service (SAS)
- Specialist Teachers
- Autism Support Worker
- Child Protection/Social Care team
A range of policies are available on the school’s website, or we can provide copies on request. These include: SEND policy; Home-School Agreement; Safeguarding; Complaints procedure; Behaviour policy; Child Protection policy; Equalities and Cohesion policy.
For information on the Essex Local Offer, please visit: http://www.essex.gov.uk/Education-Schools/Schools/Special-Education-Needs/Pages/Local-offer.aspx
For further information about the School’s offer, please contact the office by phone: 0208 500 3355; or email email@example.com using the pre-fix ‘FAO: Query School’s offer’ in the Subject bar.
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