Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Cutnall Green Primary School's SEND Policy

Cutnall Green Primary School's SEND Information Report

At Cutnall Green C of E Primary School we endeavour to create a fun-filled, creative environment for learning in which all the children can do the very best they can and reach the highest standards of achievement. It is a safe place where we are able to learn in a variety of ways through a rich and engaging curriculum.

 

As a Christian school we are a fair, caring place to work where people respect each other’s beliefs and feelings and work together in friendship, compassion, trust and value the unique and precious qualities that makes people individuals.

 

Everyone at Cutnall Green C of E Primary School is encouraged to make a positive contribution to our school and the wider community both now and in the future.

 

What kind of special needs are catered for at Cutnall Green?

 

At Cutnall Green C of E Primary School, we believe that every child, regardless of gender, race or disability has a right to access a broad and balanced curriculum. We believe that we provide a rich and engaging curriculum that is facilitated in a supportive and stimulating environment, that values each child while encouraging and celebrating their achievements.

 

This encompasses the four main areas of SEND:

 

Communication and interaction

Cognition and learning

Social, mental and emotional health

Sensory and/or physical

 

 

How will my child be part of the school?

 

We believe that every child is an individual and should be valued. We believe that all children should have their needs met and should be given an equal access to the curriculum. Our aim is to provide individual and small group provision for those children with Special Education Needs and or Disability, whatever those needs may be, so that they can reach their full potential. We feel that their contribution to school life should be valued and we seek to build their self-esteem.

Please view details of admission procedure into our school.

 

What happens if my child needs additional support and goes on the Special Educational Needs Register?

 

We will tell you when we first start giving extra or different help for your child because your child has special educational needs. The extra or different help could be a different way of teaching certain things, some help from an extra adult, perhaps in a small group, or use of particular equipment like a computer or a desk with a sloping top.
This type of help is called SEN support and they will be listed on the special educational needs register (list) for the school. The final stage of help is when the school and parents apply for an Educational Heath and Care Plan to support learning throughout the child’s education 0-19.

 

Who will be involved in my child’s education?

 

Head of School: Mrs. E. Rowe

 

Responsible for:

  • The day to day management of all aspects of the school, this includes the support for children with SEND.
  • The Headteacher will give responsibility to theSENCO and class teachers but is still responsible for ensuring that your child’s needs are met.
  • The Headteacher must make sure that the Governing Body is kept up to date about any issues in the school relating to SEND.

 

SENDCo: Mrs A. Rowley

 

Responsible for:

 

Coordinating all the support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and developing the school’s SEND Policy to make sure all children get a consistent, high quality response to meeting their needs in school.

 

Ensuring that you are:

  • Involved in supporting your child’s learning
  • Keeping you informed about the support your child is receiving
  • Liaising with all the other people who may be coming into school to help support your child’s learning e.g. Speech and Language Therapist, Educational Psychologist, etc.
  • Updating the school’s SEND register (a system for ensuring all the SEND needs of pupils in this school are known) and making sure that there are detailed records of your child’s progress and needs.
  • Providing specialist support for teachers and support staff in the school so they can help children with SEND in the school achieve the best progress possible.
  • Monitoring the impact of policies and the effectiveness of provision in the school.
  • Working with the Local Authority and External Consultants to implement and monitor our provision.

 

SEN Governor:

 

Responsible for:

  • Making sure that the necessary support is made for any child who attends the school who has SEND.
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of SEND provision in the school

 

Class Teacher:

 

Responsible for:

  • The progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional help your child may need (this could be things like targeted work, additional support) and informing the SENDCo as necessary.
  • Writing children’s individual passports and keeping them up to date.
  • Ensuring that all staff working with your child in school are helped to deliver the planned work/program for your child, so they can achieve the best possible progress. This may involve the use of additional adults, outside specialist help and specially planned work and resources.
  • Ensuring that the school’s SEND Policy is followed in their classroom and for all the pupils they teach with any SEND.

 

A Teaching assistant (TA) may be allocated to some pupils with SEN and or disabilities

 

A Teaching Assistant (TA) may be allocated to a pupil with exceptional special educational needs and/or disabilities and whilst they take a very valuable role in your child’s education we would prefer that questions regarding your child’s learning and progress are directed to the staff members named above.
Of course, as a school we welcome daily dialogue between parent/carers and TAs on how a child’s day has been and we do actively encourage this regular feedback.

 

Outside agencies that help support the school:

 

At Cutnall Green Primary School we sometimes ask for help from other people outside the school. 

 

Our external advisory services are:-
Educational Psychologist
Speech and Language therapist
School Nurse
Early Intervention Family Support
Learning Support Team

 

How will teaching be adapted to meet the needs of my child?

 

All children receive quality first teaching input through good and outstanding classroom teaching:

 

  • The teacher will have the highest possible expectations for your child and all pupils in their class.
  • All teaching is based on building on what your child already knows, can do and can understand.
  • Putting in place different ways of teaching so that your child is fully involved in learning in class. This may involve things like using more practical learning or providing different resources adapted for your child.
  • All lessons are differentiated to meet the needs of your child and the class.
  • Grouping of ability, mixed and independent work is used to support all pupils.
  • Putting in place specific strategies (which may be suggested by the SENDCo or staff from outside agencies) to enable your child to access the learning task.

 

 

How will my child access assessments/ tests?

 

All children with SEND will have their test/assessment needs met by determining which access arrangements best suit the needs of your child.

 

This may include:

  • Different test room
  • Additional time
  • Breaks
  • Having a scribe
  • The use of a computer

 

 

How accessible is Cutnall Green C of E Primary School?

 

  • All our classrooms are situated on the ground floor and there are ramps where required.
  • Teachers in school adapt the classroom layouts to cater for children with special needs
  • and/or disabilities.
  • For children who benefit from the use of electronic equipment to aid their learning, such equipment as lap-tops, iPads are readily available.
  • We can provide equipment for children that may need different types of sensory stimulation.
  • Writing slopes, writing grips, alternative scissors (e.g. loop scissors) are readily available for children to use.

 

What is a statutory assessment and why is it sometimes needed?

 

The final stage in the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) system is to apply for a statutory assessment (often referred to as a ‘ECHP’). A statutory assessment is only necessary where the school wishes the local authority to consider support in addition to that already provided by the school. When parents or the school ask the Local Authority to carry out a statutory assessment, the LA normally have six weeks to decide whether to do so. They will consider very carefully your child’s progress at school and the guidance from the SEN Code of Practice written by the Department for Education. They will also listen to your views and to the views of your child’s school about your child’s special educational needs. The school will tell the LA about any special help they have already given to your child.

 

For additional information on Special Educational Needs please visit the SENDIASS information page:-

 

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20417/special_educational_needs_and_disabilities_information_advice_and_support_service

 

Worcestershire's SEND Local Offer

 

https://worcestershirelocaloffer.org.uk/#/directory