Special Educational Needs and DisabilityClass teachers initially identify pupils who would benefit from extra support and aim to provide this through targeted support in class. Where extra help is needed pupils receive small group and/or individual support from the Teaching Assistants and Learning Support Assistants. Individual Pupil Profiles identify targets to improve progress in learning and/or behaviour, and are agreed and shared with parents/carers, with a supportive programme put in place. Targets and plans are reviewed regularly with all concerned to ensure appropriate support and progress for pupils. A range of interventions is used by the school to support pupils. Links between home and school are very important as this enables the children to progress more effectively
Outside agencies are used to give advice over specific needs. These currently include the Inclusion Support Team, Speech and Language Therapy Support, and the school’s Educational Psychologist. The Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCo) liaises with families, teachers and outside agencies to provide the most appropriate help within the resources available.
“Teachers make sure that disadvantaged pupils and pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) get the help they need. They are well supported in class and get additional sessions to give them the extra practice they need. This boosts their confidence and resilience, helping them learn better when in class.”
(OfSTED Inspection Report November 2019)
Pupils with disabilities
Arrangements for pupils with disabilities are tailored to meet individual needs, and the school’s Inclusion policy supports integration, preventing pupils from being treated less favourably than other pupils. The school has an accessible toilet, together with shower facilities, and the paintwork throughout the school is two-tone to assist the visually impaired.