Special Educational Needs at Staverton

SENCO: Miss L Parsons

Staverton Church of England Primary School is an inclusive school, and we aim to ensure that every child is offered the opportunity to achieve their full potential, no matter what their needs may be. The school is required to work in line with the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (2014), which relates to Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014, and also the Equality Act (2010).

Some children have barriers to learning that mean they have Special Educational Needs and/ or disabilities and may require specific support from the school. At Staverton, we take account of these needs and make provision to support individuals or groups of children to enable them to participate fully in both social and academic activities so they are able to succeed and flourish in their personal life and within the wider community and leading on to adulthood. We are committed to offering a range of support to those pupils with communication and interaction difficulties; cognition and learning difficulties; social, mental and emotional health problems; or sensory/physical needs.

Concerns about your child should first be discussed with the class teacher. The next stage will be the involvement of the Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO). A graduated response to these concerns will be taken, which may result in the Class Teacher or SENCO conducting provisional assessments or involving external agencies for advice. Review meetings are held with parents at least 3 times a year.

We are committed to providing a full curriculum to as wide a range of pupils as possible including those pupils with a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND). All pupils are fully integrated and supported.

For more information please read our SEN policy and SEN information report.

SEN Information Report

In line with the SEND Code of Practice 2015, schools have a duty to publish information on their website about the implementation of the policy for Special Educational Needs and Disability. Within this document, we hope you will find information about the provision in place at Staverton C of E Primary School for children with SEND.

The information should provide parents/carers with a useful amount of information. We would, however, encourage you to make a visit to school to discuss the needs of your child

The attached document will answer the questions:

  • What kinds of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities provision does Staverton provide for?
  • Who’s who and what do we do?
  • How does Staverton know if children need extra help and should I do if I think my child may have Special Educational Needs?
  • How will Staverton support my child?
  • How will the curriculum be matched to my child’s needs?
  • How will both you and I know how well my child is doing and how will you help me to support my child’s learning?
  • What support will there be for my child’s overall well-being?
  • What specialist services and expertise are available or accessed by the school?
  • What training have the staff supporting children with SEND had or are having?
  • How will my child be included in activities outside the classroom including school trips?
  • How accessible is the school environment?
  • How will the school prepare and support my child to join the school or transfer to a new school?
  • How are the school’s resources allocated and matched to children’s special educational needs?
  • How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child will receive?
  • How are parents involved in the school? How can I be involved?
  • Who can I contact for further information?

At Staverton, we prioritise children’s emotional health and wellbeing; as such, we have committed to becoming a Thrive school.  We currently have 2 Thrive trained practitioners. Thrive is a therapeutic approach to help support children with their emotional and social development. The Thrive approach offers practical strategies and techniques and is built around online assessments which identify children’s emotional development and provides action plans for their individual needs. Every child receives Thrive during whole class sessions, but we understand that some children may require a more personalised plan.

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