Special Educational Needs (Information) Regulations Clause 65

1. The kinds of special educational needs for which provision is made at the school

Aldbrough Primary School is a mainstream school which can offer an education to children with a range of different needs . The school believes that call children have an equal right to a broad and balanced education delivered to suit their needs. Reasonable adjustments are included to ensure that every aspect of school life can be accessed by all.

At present the school provides provision for pupils with moderate learning difficulties, autism, behavioural difficulties and a range of medical needs.

2. Information, in relation to mainstream schools and maintained nursery school's policies for identification and assessment of pupils with special educational needs

On entry into the Foundation Stage children are assessed by staff using   baseline assessment and referrals made to appropriate agencies if necessary.

Children who enter the school at other times are assessed against agreed age appropriate criteria. Information is also sourced from previous settings.

Throughout KS1 and KS2 ongoing teacher formative assessment is used to track progress and identify need. Relevant agencies are used to support and advise. Summative assessment is used regularly and used to identify concerns.

A range of in house testing is used to identify needs in literacy and numeracy. Acorn Agency staff member conducts more in depth assessments when requested by the school. Other agencies are used to assist and support pupils when assessing their needs. These include

  • Educational Psychology and Behavioural Team
  • Speech and Languate Therapy
  • Health Visitor/School Nurse
  • Eduational Welfare Service
  • Educational Support for Physical Disability
  • Family Support Service

The School will facilitate meetings between School, parents and other relevant agencies.

3. Information about the school's policies for making provision for pupils with special educational needs whether or not pupils have EHC Plans including -

The school has a SEND policy 

a) that outlines procedures for making provision for pupils with additional needs. This provision is regularly reviewed and pupil progress tracked using formative and summative assessments. The head teacher includes information of SEND Provision through the Headteahers report. Meetings are held regularly to update the SEND Governor.

b) Progress is assessed against national criteria including P scales. Ongoing daily formative assessment are conducted alongside regular summative assessments. Overall progress is reviewed at least termly by SMT. This information is communicated to parents through consultation evenings, termly review meetings and written reports either by school staff or outside agencies. Pupils progress is measured against age appropriate and the childs individual targets. Every child has a home/school reading took which has space for messages both ways. Other forms of communication will also be included should there be a need.

The school operates an open door policy and parents can meed with teachers; SEND Co-ordinator or SMT at any mutually convenient time.

All parents are invited to meet with headteacher throughout the year to discuss educational issues in a less formal basis.

c) Pupils with Special Educational Needs receive a differentiated curriculum. This is delivered either through whole class teaching, woriking in a small group or individual support.  Staff are used in order to meet specific needs.

Individual targets are built into daily lessons and supported by appropriate members of staff.

d) The learning environment is wheelchair friendly and adapted for the use of children with visual impairment. Classrooms and space can be adapted to suit a range of needs. Materials and resources are easily accessible.

e) Children with SEND are placed within the class grouping which best meet their meets educationally, socially, and emotionally. Within the grouping assessment is then made to the additionally. Within the grouping assessment is then made to the additional support needed. This can change accoring to subject and time of day.

Theaching assistant expertise is matched to pupil need.

Suport is given individually, as part of a group or within the class depending on need and this may change throughout the day.

Provision of support is discussed with parents during consultation and review meetings and at other times when support may need to change.

f) A range of extra Curricular activities are open to the children. These include

  • Sporting Activities
  • Musical Groups
  • Cooking
  • Crafts
  • Drama

Reasonable adjustments are made in order to make them accessible to all children.

Adjustments are made for school visits outside of school. Parents may be asked or may request to accompany their children. Transport is provided according to need. Risk Assessments are always conducted and discussed with parents.

g) An area is available for pupils who may need support during playtime and lunchbreaks.

Children with conditions that require medical support have their needs met through consultation with parents, school staff and outside agencies. Clear procedures are developed for monitoring and dealing with specific conditions. Staff undertake additional training when required. The school does not have a defined medical room but space can be identified if needed.

Medication will be stored safely and appropriately. Records on administration are kept and child aware of its availability. Parents are always informed if children have accessed medication.

The Policy on Administering Medicines clearly states the type of medicines that the school will deliver and the parents role.

Children with behavioural difficulties have their needs met initially in school using positive reinforcement and restorative practices. Behaviour records are kept on SIM's and reviewed regularly. Additional support is accessed through the Psychological and behaviour team if required. Counselling and support groups would be identified to meet specific needs.

Pupils are regularly involved in circle time activities which allow all pupils a voice.

Opinions and views are sought during consultations and review meetings. The school also has a suggestion box for all pupils to express views and ideas.

4. In relation to mainstream schools and maintained nursery schools, the name and contact details of the SEN co-ordinator

The SEND Co-ordinator is Mrs. Ann Gledden and can be contacted via the school e-mail at aldbrough.primary@eastriding.gov.uk or by phone or personal contact.

5. Information about the expertise and training of staff in relation to children and young people with special educational needs and about how specialist expertise will be secured.

The school staff have received training on the following:

  • Speech and language development
  • Autism
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyscalculia
  • First Aid
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Physical management of pupils
  • Restorative Practices

The school would consult with parents and other agencies to access additional training to support specific needs and a risk assessment could be completed if appropriate.

Additional support is accessed when needed from

  • Cams
  • School Nurse and Health Visitor
  • Psychological and Behaviour Team
  • Speech and Language Service
  • Visual Impaired Service
  • Services for hearing impaired
  • Educational support for physical disability
  • South Holderness Safe Guarding Team

6. Information about how equipment and facilities to support children and young people with special educational needs will be secured

The school building is fully wheelchair accessible. Disabled toilet facilities are available. All efforts will be made to secure relevant equipment and resources when a need is identified.

7.The arrangements for consulting parents of children with special educational needs about, and involving such parents in, the education of their child.

Parents of pupils already identified as having additional needs meet with school staff and other agencies prior to entry    in order to make relevant plans and adjustments.

Parents of pupils whose special needs are identified by the school are invited to discuss these with relevant staff as soon as possible.

Termly consultation and review meetings are held. Subject specific meetings and informal meetings with the head teacher are held throughout the year.

8. The arrangements for consulting young people with special educational needs about, and involving them in, their education.

Pupils view and needs are discussed with them during consultation and review meetings.

9. Any arrangements made by the governing body or the proprietor relating to the treatment of complaings from parents of pupils with special educational needs concerning the provision made at the school. 

10. How the governing body involves other bodies, including health and social services bodies, local authority support services and voluntary organisations, in meeting the needs of pupils with special educational needs and in supporting the families of such pupils.

Parents with concerns or complaints should in the first instance talk to the headteachers. If the complaint is not dealt with to the parents satisfaction, it can be referred to the Chair of Governing Body. The official complaints policy can be accessed via the school or local authority.

11. The contact details of support services for the parents of pupils with special educational needs, including those for arrangements made in accordance with clause 32;

Contact details of support services can be found on the fish Website or via school office.

Parents can access the L.A. local office via the link on the school's website.

12. The school's arrangements for supporting pupils with special educational needs in trasferring between phases of education or in preparing for adulthood and independent living.

Pupils with SEN are supported through transition by early contact with receiving school a full disclosure of need and extra visits arranged for familiarisation. Meetings for parents and new settings are negotiated.

For pupils with an EHCP, these arrangements begin in Year 5.

For other pupils with SEND the arrangement begin when tim receiving school is allocated.

13. Information on where the local authority's local offer is published.

The Local Authorities local offer is published and can be accessed on www.eastridinglocaloffer.org.uk . A link is provided on the school's website.

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