North Cadbury C of E Primary School is an inclusive school where all pupils are supported. It is our aim at North Cadbury for all pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) to develop happy, hardworking learners who achieve their full potential in a secure Christian environment.
All Somerset maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and we are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible academic, social and emotional progress in school. Somerset have given priority to ensuring that their SEND provision is fit for purpose and their Core Standards for SEND, has this at the heart of their mission statement:
All children and young people in Somerset have the right to an inclusive education where they feel they belong. An inclusive education encourages all children and young people to be the best they can be, whilst making learning enjoyable and fulfilling; socially, emotionally and academically.
Mrs Lisa Thompson is the SENCo (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator), as well as Head Teacher, this enables us to put SEND at the heart of all we do.
If you would like to discuss your child’s needs please speak to their class teacher initially, then make an appointment with Mrs Thompson by contacting the office.
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.
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 Lisa Thompson
• Contact the Somerset Parent Carer Forum – http://www.somersetpcf.org.uk/
• Contact IPSEA (Independent Parental Special Education Advice) – www.ipsea.org.uk/