Pilling St John’s CE Primary School
SEND information report
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITY REPORT
REVIEWED March 2018
- SENCO and HEADTEACHER: Mrs Cathy Wigley
- Pastoral Governor; Mrs Gaynor Phillpotts
- Contact Number: 01253 790282
- Local Offer Contribution: can be found on the school website
St John’s CE Primary School currently provides for children with a variety of SEND. Please read below for how we provide for children under the four types of SEND:
- Cognition and Learning
- Sensory and Physical Needs
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
- Communication and Interaction.
According to Code of Practice for schools, all staff follow a process rigorously monitored by the Class teacher, Head Teacher/ SENCO.
Once a problem is identified, the class teacher will call a meeting with the child’s parents to discuss any concerns they may have and any interventions they are putting in place on the provision map to address them. The class teacher may also speak to the HT/SENCO for guidance at this stage. If progress continues to be slow, an IEP will be set up with S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, achievable,
relevant, time specific) targets for the child to work towards. Parents, class teachers and the pupil will be involved in termly reviews of their IEP.
For more specific needs, the school employs the use of specialists from:
- Occupational Therapy
- Educational Psychologists.
SEND INFORMATION REPORT
For additional information on how the school identifies and assesses children with SEN please refer to the school’s SEND policy located on the school’s website
Evaluating the provision for SEND pupils Provision for SEND pupils is constantly monitored by the class teacher, SENCO/HT. Provision is assessed at the beginning and end to monitor the difference made and SEN children with IEP’s are monitored regularly by the SENCO. Teaching Assistants have frequent guidance from the class teacher and SENCO and are kept up to date with training needs. Children with an EHC plan will also have annual meetings with any external agencies being involved as well. The targets from the previous year will be reviewed and new ones set. Parents are also involved in these meetings.
If the child is due for a transition to another school, a transition will take place with staff from the other school and relevant professionals. All children at the school will have a termly report of progress as well as a parents’ evening for feedback. SEN children with an IEP will have further termly meetings to discuss targets and progress of their child. This is also an opportunity for the pupil or
parents to discuss any further problems. If you have any questions or complaints about the provision for your child, please see the school complaints procedure (on policies page of school website).
Support of children requiring SEND support
The Headteacher deploys the budget for SEND accordingly throughout school by the placement of teaching assistants, external support required and extra resources needed. The class teachers and teaching assistants work closely in class to ensure all the needs of the children are being met, particularly children requiring SEND support children. Teaching assistants carry out targeted, planned work for IEPs on a 1:1 basis and feedback regularly to the class teacher and pupil. Work in class is differentiated and adapted as necessary. This may include adjusting recording methods for the child, the location or placing of equipment and the use of extra support. The SENCO/HT carry out observations in classes to ensure all needs are being met. Any children who require support during playtimes and lunchtimes are also provided for with extra care at these times.
Additional support available for SEND
For specific needs, the school uses the services provided by ESENDI including the use of specialist teachers in a variety of areas. The school will access support from physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, counsellors and play therapists.
Inclusion of children with SEND
St John’s CE Primary School is a fully inclusive school.
All school trips and extra-curricular activities are available to all pupils at the school and extra arrangements will be made if necessary. The class teacher and SENCO can discuss this with the parent and child. The school is fully compliant with Disability Discrimination Act requirements.