SEND

Stutton CoE Primary School values the abilities and achievements of all of its pupils and is committed to providing each pupil the best possible environment for learning.

Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCo) is Mrs Maregeli.

One Page Profiles

Each child on the special educational needs or disability (SEND) register will have a ‘One Page Profile’, written by the child in collaboration with parents/carers and school staff. It helps us ensure that all adults working with the child is aware of the important information about them and how best to support them. We’ll send each child’s one page profile home from time to time for parents or carers to add/ change/ update bits.

SEN Support Plans

Most of our children on the SEND register will also have an SEN Support Plan which details SMART (specific, measureable, achievable, realistic and time based) targets that the child is working towards each term. The ‘strategies/ resources’ section will explain the extra provision the child is receiving to support them. This is a working document and will be updated regularly by adults working with the child. It will be officially reviewed and updated each term. This will then be shared with parents.

Interventions:

We have several interventions that we use in our school which are additional to the learning carried out in the classroom. Each intervention has been chosen to support individual children with their specific needs which are identified through different forms of assessment. The progress of each individual is carefully monitored through regular assessment to check for the impact and effectiveness of the intervention upon the child’s learning.

Contact:

For parents/ carers please remember that the first port of call for any concerns is your child’s class teacher. Your class teacher will pass on any further concerns to Mrs Maregeli who will contact you directly if a follow up conversation is needed.

An overview of our school's SEND provision

We are an inclusive school and may offer a range of the following provision as set out below to support our children with communication and interaction, cognition and learning difficulties, social, emotional and mental health, sensory and/or physical needs or medical conditions. The range of support deployed will be tailored to individual need following assessment by internal or external agencies and discussions with staff, children and parents or carers.

General provision:

· High quality teaching and differentiation.

· Whole class screening, assessment and data analysis to support identification of children needing more support and to closely monitor progress.

· Pupil progress meetings with each teacher to support identification of pupils needing additional support.

· Highly trained and skilled staff.

· Continuous professional development and training for all teachers, teaching assistants and learning mentors including Speech and Language led by our NHS therapist, Autism Spectrum Disorder led by County Inclusive Support Service (CISS), effective target setting and monitoring for SEN support plans led by Mrs Maregeli (SENCO) to name a few.

· Teaching Assistant (TA) support in class, in small group work or on a 1:1 basis.

· One page profiles written in collaboration with children and parents.

· Specific targets set through a SEN Support Plans.

· Regular reviews of targets and provision.

· Interventions linked to classroom practise and in response to assessment in the classroom.

· Referrals to, and involvement from, an Educational Psychologist.

· Conversations with parents/ teachers/ SENCo.

· Working closely with our local High Schools to ease transition.

· Transition meetings between staff (teachers and SENCo) to ease movement of children from one year group to the next.

· A range of resources e.g. pencil grips, adapted equipment.

· Visual timetables.

· Supporting statements / letters written for referrals to outside agencies/ GPs/ Paediatricians.

· Attendance and contributions to a range of multi-agencies meetings.


The following links provide support and guidance


SENDIASS Confidential and impartial information, advice and support service on issues related to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

Suffolk Local Offer Clear, accessible and accurate information about the services available for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

Suffolk Parent Hub A single place for Suffolk parents or carers to find parenting advice and support to help their child’s development.

Suffolk SEND Strategy A regular update for parents and carers to keep you informed about what is being done to implement Suffolk’s SEND Strategy.