Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Our school is inclusive, working with many different agencies to support our children. To apply for a place click on admissions process or contact our SENCO Mrs Goodwin for more information on 01332 880317. Our governors with responsibility for SEND are Louise Rowland and Dean Gazzard.
If you are concerned about your child and their needs, please make an appointment to come and see us. Speak to your child's class teacher in the first instance. Mrs Goodwin, our SENCO will be informed and will folllow up your concerns and see how we can best support you and your child.
The four broad areas of SEN are:
- Cognition and learning
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMH)
- Communication and Interaction
- Sensory and Physical needs
All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible. Schools must "use their best endeavours" for children with SEN and they must "have regard to" the SEN Code of Practice. This means that they must follow it unless they can show that something else would work better. In addition, Ofsted will check on how well children with SEN are learning and how much progress they are making.
What is the local offer?
- ‘The Children and Families Bill’ became obligatory from September 2014. From this date Local Authorities and Schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.
- The intention of the ‘Local Offer’ is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.
If your Child has Special Educational Needs what can we offer at Richardson Endowed Primary School?
At Richardson Endowed Primary School, we embrace the fact that every child is different, and therefore, the educational needs of every child are different; this is certainly the case for children with Special Educational Needs. Special Educational Need Provision is provided to meet a child’s SEN that is ‘additional to or different from’ provision made for all children.
At Richardson Endowed Primary we have the following provisions in place:
- 1 to 1 Teaching Assistant and Teaching support
- Small group intervention work (reading, writing and maths)
- Fine and gross motor skills interventions
- Social group interventions
- Lego therapy
- Sensory circuits/breaks
- Emotional literacy interventions
- Personalised pupil progress targets
- Personalised resources and/or learning tasks
- Specialised reading schemes
- Annual reviews for pupils with an Educational Health care plan.
- Transition schemes and close links with local secondary schools
Outside agencies involved with SEND pupils
At Richardson Endowed we may receive support from:
- Educational psychology
- Behaviour support services
- Support service for physical, hearing or sight impairments
- Support service for SEN
- Autism Outreach
- Speech and Language therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Community and clinical paediatrics
- Children and adolescent mental health services
Concerns about the provision of pupils with SEND
In the first instance please contact the class teacher. If concerns remain we ask parents to speak to the SENCO and the Head teacher. In the unlikely events that issues are not resolved parents should contact the Chair of Governors.
Please see our school 'SEN Policy and Information Report' for a more information as to how we work as a school and alongside government guidelines to support children with SEND. This is available in the policies section of the school website.