Support for Learners - SEND Information Report (S.I.R)
At Lane End Primary School we work with children from a range of backgrounds with a wide range of needs. We aim to meet the needs of all of our children and work with parents to achieve this. Some children will need extra support or help in order to access the curriculum – there are different stages of intervention and for some children this will come in the form of special educational needs provision. The following questions are there to help parents to understand how this support works at Lane End Primary School.
- How does the school know if children need extra help and what should I do if I think my child may have special educational needs?
- We are continually assessing and monitoring children’s progress and achievement. If a teacher has any concerns they will talk to our Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) who is Gill Tweddle - we will monitor the child’s progress and look at strategies to help. The teacher will also discuss any ongoing concerns with you at parents evening or arrange another time if more appropriate. If you think your child may have special educational needs (SEN) then please come and talk to your child’s class teacher in the first instance who can then also pass this on to our SENCO so that we can look at this more closely.
2. How will school staff support my child?
- Your child’s class teacher is the first level of support in school. Teachers will help ensure that children have work at the right level for them. If a child has special educational needs the teacher will also be able to talk to our SENCO to discuss the most appropriate strategies to use.
- If your child still needs more support after strategies have been in place then we will formulate an SEN Support Plan. This will outline their need and the best strategies to use – parents will have been part of the formulation of this plan. The class teacher, along with the SENCO, will oversee this plan and you will be invited to review it each term (this can be at parents’ evenings or in a separate meeting).
- For some children with complex needs we will need to formulate an Education Health Care Plan (EHC Plan) in partnership with the parents and the local authority and any outside agencies which are involved in helping to support your child. This would be discussed fully with you beforehand.
- Within a class there is often a teaching assistant and part of their job is to help support children with additional needs. This support may be in the form of small group work, programmes designed to help with a specific need or one-to-one work. In the case of a child with more complex needs additional support from a teaching assistant may be available. School governors are regularly updated by the Headteacher on the special needs provision in school. We continually assess and monitor the progress of all of our children and will adapt provision to meet the children’s needs.
- How will the curriculum be matched to my child’s needs?
- Teachers will provide work at the right level to challenge all of our children. This is done through their assessments of the children and the planning that follows this. Teaching assistants are there to help support this delivery so that all of the children can participate and access every aspect of our curriculum.
- How will both you and I know how my child is doing and how will you help me to support my child’s learning?
- We believe that your child’s education should be a partnership between parents and teachers and we aim to be very approachable - you are welcome any time to make an appointment to meet either the class teacher or SENCo and discuss how your child is getting on. We aim for good communication between school and home, this can be in the form of regular informal meetings, phone calls or home school diaries.
- If your child is on the SEN register they will have a SEN Support Plan. This will contain targets agreed in partnership with you. Their progress will be continually monitored by the class teacher and will be evaluated with you on a termly basis. This might be at review meetings or parent’s evenings. During these meetings we will have opportunities to discuss progress and formulate the Support Plan and targets to help your child progress together, along with generating ideas of how you can help your child at home.
- As a school we measure children’s progress in learning against National expectations and age related expectations. The class teacher continually assesses each child and focusses on areas where they are improving and where further support is needed. We track children’s progress from entry through to Year 6 using a variety of different methods. Children who are not making expected progress are identified through regular meetings with the SENCo and class teachers. In these meetings we discuss why the children are experiencing difficulties and what further support can be given to aid their progression.
- What support will there be for my child’s overall well being?
- All staff believe that children having high self esteem is crucial to a child’s well being. We have a caring, understanding team looking after our children and our school ethos focusses on celebrating their achievements and rewarding their many successes.
- The class teacher has overall responsibility for the pastoral, medical and social care of every child in their class, and therefore would be the parents’ first point of contact. If further support is required the class teacher liaises with the SENCo for further advice and support. This may involve working alongside outside agencies such as the Inclusion Service or Health and Social Services.
- We teach children about their own well-being through our PSHE curriculum in class time and assemblies.
- As a school we follow a Restorative Justice approach to behaviour management. We have a positive approach to behaviour with a clear rewards system that is followed by all staff and pupils. We use Enrichment Time as a reward for good behaviour throughout the week. Please see our Behaviour Policy for more details (on the school website).
- What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting school?
- As a school we work closely with a number of outside agencies which provide specialist services which provide us with support and advice to help meet a child’s needs. These include Educational Psychologists, Inclusion Service, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, School Nurse, Paediatricians, Primary Jigsaw, CAMHS, and Social Workers. We also work with Nick Dux, a resilience coach, who works across the school every fortnight.
- What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had or are having?
- As a whole school we have received training in supporting children with ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Conditions & Attachment. We have also received training in the Restorative Justice approach to Behaviour Management.
- We have several members of staff trained in the delivery of Speech & Language programmes.
- Several of our Learning Support Assistants are trained in the delivery of a number of intervention programmes to support Maths, Reading and Phonics.
Other Useful Information
- The school has a Medical Conditions Policy regarding the administration and managing of medicines which is on the school website.
- At school the attendance of every child is monitored on a daily basis and under the supervision of the Education Welfare Service. We have an excellent attendance record and children are rewarded at the end of the school year for achieving 100% attendance.
- We have an Disability Equality Scheme and Accessibility Plan which is also available on our website in our key information section.
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This website brings together a range of support services and information for children and young people aged 0-25, with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Some of the services you will find here include: Special Educational Needs, Children's Therapy Services, Social Care, Short Breaks, 14 plus services, Early Years & Childcare, School transport, Personal Budgets and more.