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All Saints CE Primary School

All Saints CE Primary School

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SEND

All Saints Primary SEND Information Report - September 2018

As part of the Children and Families Bill (2014), 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 page tells you more about All Saints Primary School and how we can support your child in order to reach their full potential in the four broad areas of need:

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • Sensory and/or physical needs

 

What is the SEND Information Report?

The intention of the SEND Information Report is to improve choice and transparency for families.

“All children and young people are entitled to an appropriate education, one that is appropriate to their needs, promotes high standards and the fulfillment of potential. This should enable them to:

  • achieve their best,
  • become confident individuals living fulfilling lives,
  • make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training.

Every school is required to use their best endeavors to make sure that a child with SEN gets the support they need—this means doing everything they can to meet children and young people’s SEN.”

SEND 0-25 Code of Practice, 2015, p92

 

Our School

All Saints CE Primary is a mainstream primary school and the Special Education Needs and Disabilities Co-coordinator (SENDCo) is Susannah Goward. She can be contacted on 01403 270460 or email admin@allsaintshorsham.school.

For admission arrangements for all children, including those with SEND, see our admission policy located here.

Assessment

The children at All Saints Primary School are assessed on a regular basis against the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the National Curriculum.

Children that are identified as having a significant difference to the expected age related target are then observed, monitored and assessed individually to identify any specific support that they may require.

Children entering the school, either in Foundation Stage or other years, are assessed by the class teacher. Previous records and information are read and taken into account when identifying individual children’s starting points. A history of special needs will lay the foundations of the next steps in learning and identifying the areas of support required. Information gained from previous schools or Nursery, as well as from parents, teachers and outside agencies will also inform and determine the specific needs. 

Parent partnership and co-production and communication is vital to our approach and we value and welcome others opinions and concerns.

Transition arrangements in joining All Saints are well planned and both child and parents are supported. Children joining in Foundation Stage are given many opportunities before starting school to familiarise themselves with the school and the Early Years staff. Children joining in other year groups are offered a visit before they start. 

Who can help

Any member of staff working with individual children will be responsible and in a position to share information and achievement. Regular training is available for staff, as well as ‘in house’ training opportunities. We have a number of staff members who have been trained in specific areas of numeracy, literacy, social communication, Learner mentoring, as well as ICT technicians. All staff have been trained in Safeguarding procedures, with a Designated Member (and a Deputy member) of Staff for Safeguarding. All Saints Primary School's Designated Safeguarding Leaders are Mrs Costa (Primary contact) and Mr King (Secondary contact). 

Monitoring and Communication

The All Saints Governor with a responsibility for SEND is involved and knowledgeable about specific areas of additional support provided by the school. The SEND Governor meets with the SENDCo termly to monitor the provision and inclusion for those children with SEND. A report is made to the full governing body each term.

To support pupils with additional needs, regular meetings with parents, pupils, staff and relevant outside agencies take place following the assess, plan, do and review cycle. This is in addition to our Parent Consultation evenings, information days/evenings, parent workshops and open mornings. We seek views of all involved. Every child is an individual and support will be differentiated to meet their needs, with regular reviews. Decisions are then made as to the most appropriate support for pupils, given their needs.

 

Relevance

Living our Christian Values in our daily school lives underpins our primary aim that every member of the school community feels valued and respected and that each person is treated fairly and well. We have a strong emphasis in rewarding positive choices with all staff members consistent in their approach to inappropriate behaviours as documented in the Behaviour Policy www.allsaints.w-sussex.sch.uk/Policies.

A variety of staff members have had training in positive handling techniques to ensure safety of all pupils. All Saints Primary School has a First Aid co-ordinator, and members of staff have been trained in administering Emergency First Aid, including specific emergency medicines. Two staff members have also trained in Paediatric First Aid.

Within the locality, we have bought in additional Speech and Language support and Educational Psychology support. This allows us to screen Reception aged children, train staff in the area of Speech and Language and look at how we can best support pupils in school.

A policy is in place for supporting children with medical conditions this can be found on our polices page - here. Those children whose medical needs are complex or who may need specific care in the event of a sudden illness have their own Individual Health Care Plan (IHP) or Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP) which can be easily accessed in an emergency.

All Saints has a good professional relationship with a range of outside support agencies and services, including speech and language therapists, social communication team, inclusion advisory service, school nurses, as well as links with social care, community police force and educational welfare department.

Additional risk assessments are conducted and put into place for children with specific needs when planning trips or extracurricular activities. We have a particular duty in ensuring children who are Looked After are given the appropriate support and care to ensure they reach their potential. Our designated teacher for Looked After Children is our school SENDCo - Mrs Susannah Goward.

Transition arrangements are put in place for pupils leaving All Saints by liaising with the new school, alerting key staff and agencies as needed. Our SENDCo will oversee individual support for pupils with additional special educational needs and disabilities and this will be implemented by our experienced and caring staff across the school. All teachers are teachers of inclusion and special educational needs, and we make reasonable adjustments to our practices so as to comply with the Equality Act (2010). Please see our Single Equality Scheme and Equality Plan - located here.

The main school building is accessible for wheelchairs.

Resources and specific equipment are budgeted for and alternative grants are always applied for if available. Parents, school staff (including the Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher and Governors) and outside agencies are involved in decision making as to what is the best provision and support for individual children.

What to do if you are concerned your child has additional needs?

In the first instance, speak to your child’s class teacher or make an appointment to speak to Mrs Susannah Goward, SENDCo.

For further information about children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in the Horsham area, have a look on these websites:

For more information on All Saints Primary School's Local Offer - please click here

For more information on the All Saints Primary School's Complaints policy - please click here

Please click here for a documentation with regards to the SEN Support in schools from the Department for Education. 

 

Special Education Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo) is Mrs Goward. Please contact her via E-mail: admin@allsaintshorsham.school