Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Ashby C of E Primary School strives to be an inclusive school, engendering a sense of community and belonging through:
Staff, parents and children work together closely to identify a possible special educational need as early as possible. These learning difficulties can show themselves in a variety of different ways; some requiring minimal support, others requiring more long term intervention and greater support. In order to help children who have special educational needs, the school adopts a graduated response that recognises that there is a continuum of special educational needs and brings increasing specialist expertise such as Educational Psychologists or healthcare professionals to bear on the difficulties that a child may be experiencing. Support and intervention required is carefully planned based on a child’s individual need and recorded in a termly provision map. This is an ongoing cycle of ‘Assess, plan, do, review’ ensuring the maximum impact on a child’s progress and achievements.
Partnership with parents plays a key role in enabling children and young people with special educational needs to achieve their potential. The school recognises that parents hold key information and have knowledge and experience to contribute to the shared view of a child’s needs and the best ways of supporting them. All parents of children with special educational needs will be treated as partners and supported to play an active and valued role in their children’s education. Children and young people with special educational needs often have a unique knowledge of their own needs and their views about what sort of help they would like, to help them make the most of their education will be ascertained. They will be encouraged to participate in all the decision-making processes and contribute to the assessment of their needs, the review and transition processes. The ways in which children are encouraged to participate will reflect their maturity. Children are actively encouraged to be involved in reviewing and contributing to their One Page Profile at all ages.
The new ‘Children and Families Bill became law September 2014. The Department for Education has released the new SEN Code of Practice which we follow. If you would like further information, please feel free to pop into school to speak to Mrs M McDougall, SENDCO or ring to make an appointment.
Our Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator (SENDCO) takes overall responsibility for coordinating specific provision for pupils receiving SEND support. Our SENDCO also contributes to strategic development of SEND provision.
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Co-Headteachers: Mrs S Geeson and Mrs J Trahearn
Ashby de la Zouch
Tel: 01530 412243