We believe in an being an inclusive school and providing the best inclusive education possible which meets the needs of all our children. Our Special Education Needs Coordinator, Mrs Chadwick, is very experienced in this role and leads our provision for children with special needs from identifying the specific needs of the individual child to coordinating the support needed.
If parents have a concern, they should contact their child’s teacher in the first instance and they will then discuss a way forward with our SENCO, who will arrange for appropriate support to be provided and assessments to be undertaken if necessary. If we are unable to provide the support by using the expertise of our existing staff, we will investigate training opportunities or the assistance of outside experts. We review each child’s progress and needs regularly and adjust the support provided accordingly.
We aim to involve parents in decisions about the support their child will need and to give them every opportunity to work with us in supporting their child’s education. This is accomplished through regular formal meetings with the SENCO and more frequent informal contact via the class teacher. It is only by building a good relationship with parents that we are able to ensure that each child makes the best possible progress.
Unfortunately, due to the age of our school, access around the building is problematic for children who use wheelchairs and parents should arrange to view the school and discuss any mobility problems with us before applying for a place so that we can seek ways of addressing any issues that may arise.
We have a detailed SEN report which outlines all the things we do in school to support children who may have a special need and their parents. Please click on the button below to access this information which aims to answer any questions you may have.