Supporting children with Special Educational Needs
From time to time some pupils may need extra help with basic skills. Initially this help is provided by the
class teacher or by a teaching assistant under the direction of the class teacher. Parent/carers will be informed and consulted at all stages, and invited in to discuss additional intervention support provided for your child.
If the interventions put in place are insufficient, we are able to call upon the expertise of other agencies such as the Learning Support Advisory Teacher, Speech and Language Therapy Service or Educational Psychologist. These specialists help the class teacher, with support from the Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Mrs Jayne Parkhurst, to devise a programme for your child to follow.
Should further support be required to ensure the best possible educational outcome for your child an assessment may be undertaken to produce an Education, Health and Care Plan. You and your child as well as the School, the Health Service and Social Care will contribute to the assessment. This collaborative approach to ensure each child has a personalised education plan, tailored to their particular needs.
Our Special Educational Needs Policy follows the guidelines contained in the SEN code of Practice and is available on the website or from the office. Our Local Offer, which describes how the school provides additional support to pupils and is published on our website. (Hard copies are available from the office).
All children are treated as equal regardless of age, race, background, gender and ability. The school has a detailed disability Equality and Accessibility Plan that show how the school will meet its obligation to provide equal opportunity to all.
You can read more about how we attend to SEND in the document below:
For more information on equality and disability please see the Equality policy on the policies page.
Are you a parent carer of a child or young person who is on SEN support or has an EHCP? Shropshire’s SEND Local Offer has lots of information, support and resources for parents/carers of children with SEND including education, EHCPs, health and wellbeing, early help, family support, financial support, transport, things to do and lots more. Take a look at the local offer website on the following link: www.shropshire.gov.uk/the-send-local-offer