Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
At St Agatha’s, we are an inclusive school and believe that all children thrive in an environment in which they are happy, challenged and secure: secure in the knowledge they are safe and cared for; challenged to achieve their best; and happy in the knowledge they are each appreciated for their individuality and their achievements.
We have high expectations of all our children in every aspect of school life. We endeavour to enable them each to achieve their potential through high standards of behaviour and outstanding learning experiences with sensitivity to the individual needs to all children.
We believe that early identification and intervention are paramount in supporting a child’s special educational needs and to this end we set individual targets and strategies to address their difficulties. These targets are reviewed regularly with parents and relevant staff in line with our Special Educational Needs Policy.
Please see below for information about how staff at St Agatha’s Catholic Primary School support children with Special Educational Needs (SEND). We are a mainstream school committed to the integration and inclusion of children with a differing range of needs into all aspects of school life. Please note that changes and developments occur naturally over the school year, so the details contained here are correct as of September 2014 and will reviewed and updated annually.
- 1. What is SEND?
- 2. What are 'SEND Support' and the 'Graduated Approach'?
- 3. What is an EHCP?
- 4. What arrangements are made for the admission of pupils with disabilities?
- 5. How does the school identify that a pupil has SEND?
- 6. What is the school's ethos/approach to teaching pupils with SEND and Disability?
- 7. How does the school make provision for pupils with SEND?
- 8. What teaching approaches are used and what additional provision might be available?
- 9. What support will there be for my child's overall well-being or behaviour ?
- 10. How are pupils with SEND included in school life with pupils who do not have SEND beyond the day to day curriculum?
- 11. How does the school plan and monitor pupil progress towards outcomes?
- 12. How will I be involved in discussions about my child's progress?
- 13. How does the school involve children with SEND in their education and in the decision making process?
- 14. How do we maintain a high level of expertise, training and experience of school staff in SEND?
- 15. What advice is available for school staff regarding SEND? How does the school get that advice?
- 16. How will the school support my child when they move schools or move towards adulthood?
- 17. How should complaints regarding SEND provision be made and how will they be dealt with?
- 18. When was this information last reviewed and when will it next be updated?
- 19. Who in school do I contact for further information and support regarding SEND?
- 20. Who, outside of school, can I turn to for advice and support?