The Local Offer or Summary of Provision for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) At Clayton St John CofE Primary
At Clayton St John CofE Primary we firmly believe that Every Child Matters and our Special Education Needs and Disability policy reflects our commitment to ensuring all children have equality of access through the provision of an inclusive learning environment. We implement a graduated approach based on the guidance from Bradford Metropolitan District Councils Children's Services for SEND. This is based on an Assess-Plan-Do-Review 3 range structure. The 3 Range Structure for each area of SEND
Our SENDCo, (Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator) Mrs C Stone, is available to talk to Parents/Carers and an appointment can be arranged through the school office. The SENDCo also works closely with our SEND Governor.
With respect to the Equality Act, we aim to make reasonable adjustments to ensure equality of access to all areas of school for all our school community. We have easy access to the building, disabled toilet facilities and a lift.
The Head of School and SENDCo are always willing to discuss how we could fulfil a child's special educational needs. If your child already has a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Educational Health and Care Plan or is in the process of being assessed, and you choose to send your child to our school, then our SENDCo will be informed and she will ensure that relevant support are put in place as soon as possible.
If you need to know more about these subjects please do not hesitate to contact the SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator) or the Head of School.
Parents/ Carers may obtain a shortened copy of this from the school office. If you would like a full-length copy there is a small photocopying charge and the school would require advance notice in order to prepare it for you. Please note that the SEND policy changes in line with new government initiatives.
Who are the best people to talk to in this school about my child's difficulties with learning/ Special Educational Needs or disability (SEND)?
The SENDCo is responsible for: Coordinating all the support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and developing the schools SEND Policy to make sure all children get a consistent, high quality response to meeting their needs in school.
Ensuring that you are:
- involved in supporting your child's learning
- kept informed about the support your child is getting
- involved in reviewing how they are doing
Liaising with all the other people who may be coming into school to help support your child's learning e.g. Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Psychology etc...
Updating the schools SEND register (a system for ensuring all the SEND needs of pupils in this school are known) and making sure that there are excellent records of your child;s progress and needs.
Providing specialist support for teachers and support staff in the school so they can help children with SEND in the school achieve the best progress possible.
- Class/subject Teacher is responsible for:
Checking on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional help your child may need (this could be things like targeted work, additional support) and letting the SENDCo know as necessary.
Ensuring that all staff working with your child in school are helped to deliver the planned work/programme for your child, so they can achieve the best possible progress. This may involve the use of additional adults, outside specialist help and specially planned work and resources.
Ensuring that the schools SEND Policy is followed in their classroom and for all the pupils they teach with any SEND.
All our teachers are Teachers of children with additional needs.
- Head of school is responsible for:
The day to day management of all aspects of the school, this includes the support for children with SEND.
She will give responsibility to the SENDCo and class teachers but is still responsible for ensuring that your child's needs are met.
They must make sure that the Governing Body is kept up to date about any issues in the school relating to SEND.
How can I let the school know I am concerned about my child's progress in school?
If you have concerns about your child's progress you should speak to your child's class teacher initially.
If you are not happy that the concerns are being managed and that your child is still not making progress you should speak to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator or Headteacher
If you are still not happy you can speak to the school SEND Governor.
How will the school let me know if they have any concerns about my child's learning in school?
If your child is then identified as not making progress the school will set up a meeting to discuss this with you in more detail and to: listen to any concerns you may have too, plan any additional support your child may receive
discuss with you any referrals to outside professionals to support your child's learning.
How is extra support allocated to children and how do they move between the different Ranges?
The school budget, received from the LA, includes money for supporting children with SEND.
The Head of school decides on the budget for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in consultation with the school governors, on the basis of needs in the school.
The Head of school and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator discuss all the information they have about SEND in the school, including:
- the children getting extra support already
- the children needing extra support
- the children who have been identified as not making as much progress as would be expected
And decide what resources/training and support is needed.
All resources/training and support are reviewed regularly and changes made as need
Who are the other people providing services to children with an SEND in this school?
Directly funded by the school:
- Learning Mentor
- SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator)
- SEND Teaching Assistants
Paid for centrally by the Local Authority but delivered in school:
- Autism Spectrum Team
- Educational Psychology Service
- Visual Impairment Team
- Learning Support
- Speech and Language Therapy (provided by Health but paid for by the Local Authority).
- Support Team for the Deaf
- SEND Early intervention team
- Physical and Medical Team
- Multi-Sensory Impairment Team
- Behaviour Support
Provided and paid for by the Health Service but delivered in school:
- School Nurse
- Occupational Therapy