The Deputy Headteacher for Inclusion
Providing specialist support for teachers and support staff in the school so they can help children with SEND in the school achieve the best progress possible.
Class teacher input via excellent targeted classroom teaching also known as Quality First Teaching.
For your child this would mean:
If you are still not happy you can speak to the school SEND Governor Mr Simon Knox.
If your child is then identified as not making progress the school will set up am meeting to discuss this with you in more detail and to:
All resources/training and support are reviewed regularly and changes made as needed.
Directly funded by the school:
Paid for centrally by the Local Authority, but delivered in school:
Provided and paid for by the Health Service, but delivered in school:
Individual teachers and support staff attend training courses run by outside agencies that are relevant to the needs of specific children in their class eg from the ASD Outreach service.
Planning and teaching will be adapted on a daily basis if needed to meet your child’s learning needs.
The DHT Inclusion will also check that your child is making good progress within any individual work and in any group that they take part in.
A home/school contact book may be used to support communication with you, when this has been agreed to be useful for you and your child.
Extra-curricular activities are accessible for children with SEND
We recognise that transitions can be difficult for a child with SEND and take steps to ensure that any transition is a smooth as possible.
We have a regular SEND parents forum meeting which all are welcome to attend, the times for this can be found in the calendar section of the school website. We buy the Gold package and use it for Dyslexia screening and LSAT (Learning Support advisory Support). All services are a referral system and school will contact parents if we need further advice from a specialist service.
The school uses the services of specialist organisations to support our children with special educational needs or disability. Below are details of these organisations and how to find more information and support for children with special educational needs.
The Shropshire Council Local Offer outlines guidance regarding all services available to help families of children with special educational needs. It can be found using this link.
Spectra’s support and advice is personalised to the needs of children and young people on the autism spectrum or those who may have needs related to the autism spectrum, including social interaction and communication difficulties or challenging behaviour.
Woodlands Outreach Service provides integrated support for pupils who present with SEBD (Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties), Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Learning Needs.
In addition to supporting individual children the service offers qualified, experienced and highly respected staff who can also provide a range of support, materials and training for schools and professionals. The Outreach Service has the inclusive agenda at its heart, ensuring wherever possible that children remain educated in a mainstream setting.
Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
Find out more about speech and language therapy services available to children with SEN using the link below: