Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND)
Mrs Lisa Thompson is our SEND Coordinator.
According to the SEND Code of Practice: 0-25 years (2014), special educational provision means: Educational provision which is ''different from or additional to'' that normally available to pupils or students of the same age, which is designed to help children and young people with SEN or disabilities to access the National Curriculum at school or to study at college.
Our policy is to identify specific difficulties at an early age and work alongside parents to establish individual Provision Maps, ensuring that children's needs are being met. We follow a cycle of ''Assess, Plan, Do, Review'' and Somerset's Core Standards for SEND.
If your child has a Provision Map, we will meet regularly with parents and involve external professionals, where appropriate, to review need and provision for your child.
Many children have the potential to excel in any one or more of a number of areas, which may be social, intellectual, artistic or physical. We take every opportunity to identify strength and exceptional talent, to provide appropriate opportunities to challenge and further develop their individual needs and to celebrate success and achievement both with school and beyond. Our curriculum is designed to challenge and extend thinking and to encourage creativity, problem solving and critical thinking, and includes Philosophy for Children approaches.
Who can I contact for further information?
• First point of contact would be your child’s class teacher to share your concerns.
• You could also arrange to meet our SENCO Mrs Alecia Spike
• Look at the SEN policy on our website
• Contact the Somerset Parent Carer Forum – http://www.somersetpcf.org.uk/
• Contact IPSEA (Independent Parental Special Education Advice) – www.ipsea.org.uk/