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SEND

On 1st September 2014, new legislation came into effect for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities [SEND]. The SEND Code of Practice: 0-25 years (DfE, January 2015) provides schools with statutory guidance to ensure that the right provision is provided for all pupils with SEND so that they succeed with their education and make a successful transition to adulthood.

What Does It Mean If My Child Is Identified As Having SEND?

If your child is identified as having a special educational need, you will be informed by our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator [SENCo], Mrs Holmes. With your consent, your child will be added to our school SEND register. An Individual Provision Map (referred to as a ‘Step 7’) will be created for your child, outlining key targets relating to their personal needs. These will be reviewed on a termly basis at a meeting with the class teacher and parents / carers.

 

What Are The Different Areas of SEND?

The needs of a child with SEND will fall under one or more of these four areas, as outlined in the SEND Code of Practice:

  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties
  • Sensory and/or Physical needs

 

What Support Will My Child Get In School?

Every child at St George’s Catholic Primary receives quality first teaching within the classroom. However, for those pupils who may require further support, additional help may be provided through individual or group interventions. Resources can also be provided to support your child within the classroom setting.

If further advice and support for your child is needed, a referral may also be made to an outside agency. Parental consent will always be requested prior to making any referral.

We work with a range of outside agencies: The Visual Impairment Team, Learning Support Team, Educational Psychologists, Teachers of the Deaf and Behaviour Support Team.

For more detailed information about the support we offer our pupils with special educational needs and disabilities in school, please click here to read our School Information Report.

 

Where Can I Find Out More Information?

Our SENCo is available to meet with any parents every Wednesday afternoon between 2:00 – 3:00pm. No appointment is needed for these drop in sessions. Please find further information regarding SEND in our Parents and Carers Leaflet.

 

                  
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