SEND & D Information
A full copy of our policy for Special Educational Needs and SEN Information Booklet are available below.
All pupils in our school study the National Curriculum. It is estimated that approximately 20% of pupils may experience learning difficulties at some point during their education. We believe there are considerable benefits for all pupils, in catering for special educational needs in the mainstream class. Some pupils may, however, at times require more specialised teaching, which can better be provided within a small group situation away from the main classroom.
Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Mrs A Jones.
All staff share responsibility for pupils with special educational needs in their classes, including those with a significantly greater learning difficulty than the majority of their peers and more able pupils. Pupils are taught in mixed ability classes.
Class teachers provide the support required, largely by the provision of differentiated material teaching and learning.
Teaching assistants provide support for children in the classroom and also in small group tuition, under the guidance of the class teacher. Special provision is given to those pupils with an EHCP.
Our school has experience and expertise in teaching pupils with learning difficulties, supported by a wide variety of materials and equipment.
PEOPLE WHO HELP US TO SUPPORT PUPILS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS:
SPECIALIST TEACHING TEAM
We currently have support from Helen Housam. This learning support service contributes towards improving the quality of provision made for pupils with special educational needs by monitoring pupils’ progress and assistance in developing programmes of work.
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (EP) SERVICE
This service is accessed as and when needed. This may be in the form of a ‘bookable session’ where the SENDCO and parents meet with an EP to discuss issues or an EP may come into school to work with staff and/or children.
EDUCATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER
The school has been assigned an EMHP who makes contact with the school each term. They listen to issues or problems that staff feel may be affecting students in a variety of ways. They then will either offer support through their own services or if necessary, they will signpost staff to a more suitable service.
EXTERNAL COUNSELLING SERVICES
We currently work with an external provider – Think2Speak – who come into school to support children and their families.
We are committed to providing a holistic approach to supporting pupil needs.
LINCOLNSHIRE BEHAVIOUR OUTREACH SUPPORT SERVICE (BOSS)
Lincolnshire BOSS have been commissioned by Lincolnshire County Council on behalf of the community of schools in Lincolnshire. Our aim is to provide support to schools as part of the Lincolnshire Ladder of Behavioural Intervention.
SOCIAL COMMUNICATION OUTREACH TEAM
A designated outreach teacher from The Working Together Team (TWTT) can support the staff in observation and planning specialist intervention to those pupils requiring additional support.
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY TEAM
A designated teacher can support children on an individual basis or arrange out of
On occasion, children may require support from the nursing team for their individual
needs. We try to accommodate this in school wherever possible.