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Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Our aim as a school is to help every child reach their potential and we recognise that each child has their own pathway to success. Some children require extra support – and this support is outlined in our annual review called the School Improvement Report. This was previously known as the Local Offer.

School Improvement Report 2018 – 2019

Accessibility plan 2017

Single Equality Scheme May 2018
Ofsted Complaint

As a school we value all pupils; however we realise that some children need extra support and we provide a range of strategies and activities to meet those needs. We employ a number of SEN TAs to help individual children in all of the classes. These TAs have received specialist training to help identify and plan. Teachers, TAs and parents/ carers work together – meeting on a regular basis to share ideas, discuss progress and plan for the next steps. The children may have a Learning Plan, which identifies key objectives for certain children on a termly basis.

There are a number of resources in school – books, equipment, schemes, ipad games – which teachers use frequently. Staff are aware of the value of creating classrooms in which we understand that some children like routines and boundaries (so we use visual timetables and have whole school approaches to marking/ feedback/ behaviour) and others find literacy an issue (we have adopted a dyslexia friendly approach to presentations and writing) . There are ipads in school. We pride ourselves on being inclusive and offering a challenging and positive environment for children to flourish in.

We also know that some children require support and advice from outside the school. Currently we have assistance from the Speech and Language Therapy Team; County Inclusive Resource (CIR), who offer help for children with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger’s; Behaviour Support Service (BSS), who offer help for children with social and emotional communication issues and with the Parenting Partnerships. Together we work to create the best, more accessible and individual curriculum possible for every child.

Term Dates

  • 2021 - 2022
  • PD Days: 01 & 02 September 2021
  • Autumn Term 1: Fri, 03 Sept - Thu, 21 Oct
  • PD Day: Friday, 22 Oct
  • Autumn Term 2: 01 Nov - 17 Dec
  • PD Day: Tuesday, 04 Jan, 2022
  • Spring Term 1: Wed, 05 Jan 2022 - Thu 17 Feb
  • Spring Term 2: 28 Feb - 8 April
  • Summer Term 1: 25 April - 27 May
  • PD Day: Monday, 06 June
  • Summer Term 2: Tue, 7 June - Thu, 21 July