Special Educational Needs (SEN) Report
Identifying young people with SEN
Children are assessed on entry and monitored and observed carefully in each term of schooling. Teachers meet to discuss the progress of pupils, including any concerns, formally once a term. However where a there is a cause for concern, discussions will take place between the class teacher and the SENCO (Mrs Lesley Hendrie) at any point in the term. Parents may be consulted in a variety of ways: at Parent Evenings, informal discussions, specific meetings following targeted assessments.
The school uses specialist provision from Round Oak School. A teacher from Round Oak visits regularly to assist in making assessments, advising the school on strategies and interventions and monitoring the progress of children on the SEN register. Additionally the specialist teacher may also meet with parents to discuss the results of assessments and the provision the school may make as a result.
The Educational Pyschologist may also be involved in the assessment of children. She also monitors the progress of children on the SEN register and attends Statement reviews where appropriate.
Arrangements for consulting young people with SEN
Children are fully involved in discussions about their learning. For example, they are invited to contribute to Statement reviews and to IEP reviews. The school is moving towards using time limited Intervention Plans and pupils will be asked to help assess how successful their plan has been. Our marking policy ensures children are given time to reflect on their learning and to respond to comments and advice.
Arrangements for supporting young people in moving between phases of education
The approach to teaching children with SEN
Adaptions to the curriculum and Learning Environment
Where a child has specific needs, they may require an individually tailored timetable to ensure they are fully engaged in the learning process. Some children may also require a 'space' to work in which is specifically for them. This is most likely to be a dedicated area in the classroom, but may also be a 'safe space' out of the classroom.
Staffing and staff training
Evalauating the effectiveness of provision
Enabling enagagement with whole school activities
Support for improving emotional and social development
Involvement of Outside Agencies
Arrangements for handling complaints
If a parent has a concern or complaint, in the first instance they would speak to the class teacher. If matters are not resolved then they can speak to The Head Teacher/SENCO. The next step would be to speak to the Chair of Governors, Mrs Lorraine Armstrong who can be contacted via the school office.