SEND Information

Swavesey Primary School

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) - School Offer 2017-18

 

Introduction

We are a mainstream village primary school of over 300 pupils aged 4 -11 years. Most of our classes are of mixed year group and we have around 30 children in each class. Our school provides a broad, challenging and practical curriculum within a warm stimulating and imaginative environment to enable our children to enjoy their learning, as well as, develop the skills, attitudes and knowledge to become lifelong learners and achieve their full potential. For more info. see our website www.swavesey.cambs.sch.uk

% SEND

2016-17: 14.3 %          Pupils with SEND EHC plan or Statement: 1.3%

Accessibility

Wheel chair access throughout.

Disabled toilets.   

 

Associated policies

Available on website

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy

Children with Medical Needs Policy

Equality & Diversity Policy

Intimate Care Policy

Management of Sickness absences Policy

Safer Care Code Policy

Positive Behaviour Policy

Attendance Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy

Intimate care Policy

Click here to access details about the Cambridgeshire County Council SEND Local Offer.

 

Range of Provision

Universal provision for ALL pupils

Targeted support for some pupils identified as needing help to achieve good progress

Personalised provision for pupils with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities

Quality first teaching, including well differentiated work to match the needs of ALL learners; accurate assessment and effective feedback.

 

Termly achievement tracking and pupil targets ensures high expectations for all, identifies those in need of targeted support and ensures resources are effectively deployed.

 

Communication with

parents / carers, including daily teacher accessibility; termly curriculum emails; termly consultations.

 

Involvement & inclusion of learners, through engaging learning contexts; explicit learning about learning; encouragement of pupil voice. Every effort will be made for ALL learners to take part in the activities of the school together.

In-class support, given by teacher or teaching assistant during specific lessons.

 

Intervention groups,

led by the class teacher or trained teaching assistant, with the aim of making accelerated progress over a set amount of time. Usually focused on reading, writing or maths.

 

Sensory circuits,

with trained TAs or a Higher Level Teaching Assistant.

 

Lego therapy club

To encourage turn taking, giving and following instructions.

 

Social skills groups

Led by teaching assistants to help children know how to cope in different situations.

 

Speech therapy groups

Initial input by a trained speech and language therapist, follow up sessions in small school groups.

SENCO

Ann Crossman is our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator. She has weekly release time for monitoring, liaison and administration of SEND provision.

 

Liaison with specialist agencies

eg, speech & lang., educational psychologist (EP), occupational health, physiotherapist, family support worker, counsellor. 

 

Additional involvement of parents / carers, in identifying, meeting and reviewing the needs of their child(ren).

 

Education, Health & Care Plans (replacing Statements from Sept 2014), in line with the SEND Code of Practice 2014 and Equalities act 2010, ensure that, “we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled children to help alleviate any substantial disadvantage they experience because of their disability, and will not discriminate against or harass them.” An EHC plan is created in consultation with the pupil, parents and professionals. It details the specific strategies, support, resources and targets in place for the child and is reviewed annually.

                     

Graduated approach for identifying and addressing an individual’s needs

Assess

Plan

Do

Review

  • Is the child unable to access the same opportunities as others?
  • Is the child not making good progress in their learning and development? 
  • If quality first teaching is unable to address issues above, move to Plan stage.   
  • SENDCO support / management;
  • Consult pupil and parents/carers;
  • Identify further advice, intervention and/or training.

 

  • Targeted support / intervention from school staff;
  • Specialist support from other agencies
  •  Additional resourcing;
  •  Set achievable, measurable targets
  • Baseline assessment in order to measure progress

 

  • Re-assess progress and development at regular intervals;
  • Discuss progress made and ongoing strategy with pupil, parents / carers and involved professionals.
  • Continue plan, do , review cycle until good progress is achieved.

                                                       

Interventions regularly used

Reading & Writing: Precision teaching of reading; Phonics intervention groups; Switch on.

Maths: 1st Class @ Number, Success@arithmetic

Other: Lego Therapy; Sensory circuits; Speech therapy; Therapeutic counselling; Social skills;  Good to be me.

This is not an exhaustive list, but gives examples of interventions most commonly used and in which staff are trained. In consultation with other agencies we will always seek the most effective interventions for the individual in question. Individual children’s progress during interventions is closely monitored.

Parent / carer engagement

We welcome parental involvement, especially in planning for and meeting the needs of children with SEND. Parents & carers are often asked to attend meetings with outside agencies. Teachers, SENDCO and/or senior leaders are happy to meet with families regularly and when necessary to review and improve individual provision. Any concerns or complaints should be communicated to the Headteacher as soon as possible.

Contact details

SENDCO: Ann Crossman;   Headteacher: Anna Norden  

Contact via the school office:   01954 273312   office@swavesey.cambs.sch.uk

Date

6.9.17

     

 

 

 

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Questions

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