The range of support offered will be tailored to individual need following thorough assessment by internal or external agencies. It is designed to promote pupils working towards becoming independent and resilient learners.
Your child’s class teacher should always be your first point of call if you want to discuss any issues regarding your child’s learning. They will know your child best and are responsible for assessing and reviewing your child’s learning.
Your child’s class teacher is responsible for:
If you have concerns about your child you should speak to your child’s class teacher first. You may then be directed to the head of year or the SENCO
Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)
Mrs R Heath
The SENCO is responsible for:
Mr A Kilgour
The Headteacher is responsible for:
Mrs Clair Waite
The SEN Governor is responsible for:
Working together with your child’s class teacher will often help to sort out worries or problems. The closer you work with them, the more successful any help for your child can be. Your views are important. If you are worried by something that the school is doing for your child, you should talk to your child’s class teacher first.
Ongoing monitoring takes place by class teachers/form tutors to identify pupils who are not making progress or who have behaviour needs which are affecting their ability to engage in learning activities.
After discussions with key staff and parents, additional support will be put into place. This may include in class support, specific resources or equipment, targeted small group or individual support to help overcome any difficulties. Your child’s views about their support will be given consideration at this stage.
This additional support is documented in an individual provision map / Pupil Support Agreement or behaviour support plan. In consultation with the SENCO and parents, short term targets are agreed which prioritise key areas of learning or behaviour to address and by which progress can be measured. Where external agencies are involved, their advice and recommendations are included in these support programmes. Actions agreed take into account each pupil’s strengths as well as their difficulties.
In some cases teaching assistant support may be allocated. This support is deployed to ensure your child can engage in lessons and wider school activities and to facilitate independent learning to support transition to adulthood.
Formal review meetings are held at least termly. Parents, relevant external agencies and when appropriate, pupils are invited to this review and their contribution is valued. The impact of support offered is considered along with the progress towards targets set. Support arrangements will be updated and revised accordingly. If not involved already, this might include referral to external agencies. The outcomes of these meetings will be formally recorded.
If your child is continuing to have significant difficulties, further external expertise may be requested. Additional funding is available for children who meet the criteria. This can be accessed using the Local Authority process and the guidance in the Banded Funding Criteria. Where this is agreed, a Pupil Resource Agreement will be drawn up and implemented with the school’s Educational Psychologist and other professionals where appropriate. Further details about this process will be explained in the LA Local Offer.
Teachers are well skilled at adapting teaching to meet the diverse range of needs in each class. Daily planning takes into account individual pupil’s needs and requirements. Differentiation is approached in a range of ways to support access and ensure that all pupils can experience success and challenge in their learning.
Grouping arrangements are organised flexibly with opportunities for both ability and mixed setting to maximise learning opportunities for all.
Additional adults are used flexibly to help groups and individual pupils with a long term goal of developing independent learning skills. Monitoring takes place to avoid pupils becoming over reliant and dependent on this adult support.
Tests Examination : Access Arrangements
For some children additional arrangements and adjustments can be made to enable them to fully access a range of tests. This may include additional time, rest breaks or the use of a scribe or word processor. Your child’s class teacher or the SENCO will inform you about eligibility and applications for these arrangements. Only tests and assessors authorised by the school and recognised by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) can be accepted for access arrangements for public examinations.
The cost of school lunches for the second half of the Spring Term is £63.80
In the event of adverse weather, a text message will be sent to parents and information posted on the website. If you do not receive any communication to this effect, please assume school is open as normal.