Special Educational Needs
We want all of our pupils to be happy, feel safe and secure and get the best education so that they can succeed. This includes any child with Special Educational Needs.
Miss Emma Brown is our SENCo/DHT. We support children with additional needs by setting individual targets, accessing support from outside agencies such as the Education Psychology Service, Speech and Language Therapists (SALT) and reviewing provision with parents/carers to ensure that you are fully involved.
We are committed to providing an accessible environment which values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. We are committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.
See the documents below for how we support our pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.
Accessibility Plan (October 2016)
The building is purpose built, in line with current building regulations related to access for all. The school is all on the ground floor level (with no stairs), wide corridors and doorways and smooth pathways onto the playground, enabling wheelchair users and those with physical impairments to travel with ease around the building and access to all of our resources and learning activities. There are two disabled parking spaces in the school car park, a wider toilet cubicle in every classroom, disabled toilets and shower room, hearing induction loop and a medical room. We will purchase additional furniture/resources as and when our pupils require.
The aim of our plan is to:-
- Increase the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the curriculum, expanding and making reasonable adjustments to the curriculum as necessary to ensure that pupils with a disability are as equally prepared for life as are the able-bodied pupils. This covers teaching and learning and the wider curriculum of the school such as participation in after-school clubs, leisure and cultural activities or school visits. It also covers the provision of specialist aids and equipment, which may assist these pupils in accessing the curriculum.
- Improve the physical environment to enable disabled pupils to take better advantage of education, benefits, facilities and services provided.
Improve the availability of accessible information to disabled pupils. Examples might include hand-outs, timetables, textbooks, laptops, ICT programmes and information about the school and school events. The information should be made available in various preferred formats within a reasonable time frame.
Information for parents of children with an additional need (from ParentInfo)
- Help! My child's phone has been stolen
If your child's mobile phone is stolen: how to help them recover – and stop it happening again.
- If one sibling has a disability
It can be challenging to manage family life as a parent of children with and without disabilities. Read our advice for parents
- Disability and growing up: advice for parents with children going through puberty
Disabled young people have the same needs for sex education, healthcare and opportunities to socialise and discover their sexuality as their non-disabled peers. Read our advice for parents on how best to help them deal with puberty
- Staying safe on Minecraft
Tips for parents on helping your child make the most of Minecraft
- What is Minecraft?
Minecraft: what parents need to know
- Money matters for parents of disabled children
Parents and carers of children with disabilities often face heavy costs. In this Q&A, Cerebra addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about benefits.
- Self-injury and children with intellectual disabilities: what parents should know
Seeing your child scratching, biting, hitting or banging their head can be incredibly distressing - but it's not an uncommon experience for parents of children with intellectual disabilities. Cerebra explain self-injury and what parents can do.
- Learning disabilities, autism and internet safety: a guide for parents
Help for parents on dealing with issues raised by the internet for children and young people with autism and learning difficulties