Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)
The school follows the guidelines set out by the Department for Education Code of Practice (2014) and ensure children experiencing special educational needs (SEN) are identified early, their needs planned for and provision made to ensure their needs are met. The level of support and provision provided will be dependent upon the level of need. As a school we aim to meet the needs of each pupil as an individual. Whether it is a learning difficulty, emotional or behavioural need, sensory impairment, we aim to support such identified children to the best of our ability. Children, who are identified as having additional educational needs, wherever possible, remain integrated within a class and are supported by an additional teaching assistant, working in a small group or a 1:1 scenario.For some children this may be low level in small groups and using the school's own resources. For other children, the degree of difficulty they are experiencing may indicate that they will require a higher level of extra support than school can provide from its own resources. For these children a more formal assessment is carried out by outside agencies and may lead to the application of an Education, Health and Care Plan.
All children receiving additional support will have their own small targets written in an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or support plan. The Special Needs Disability Co-ordinator (Mrs Wilkinson), the class teacher and the parents work closely so that the children have the greatest possible access to a broad and balanced curriculum. The school also maintains close relationships with Educational Psychologists, Autism team, Speech and Language therapists, the Health Service and Learning Support Service, who support the school during the stages of assessment.
The SEN policy is available to download from our policies page, or a paper copy is available from the school office.
A link to the Rotherham SEND local offer can be found here:http://www.rotherhamsendlocaloffer.org/
If you are a parent or carer who needs impartial support or advice please contact SENDIASS on: http://www.rotherhamsendiass.org.uk/
Speech and Language Therapy
Resources which you may find useful
British Sign Language Fingerspelling- Right handed
British Sign Language Fingerspelling- Left handed
Tips for being 'Deaf aware'
Websites to support
Young Minds offer free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.
The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people. Our vision is that of a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people to reach their potential.
The Ear Foundation is the only national UK charity to support and to provide activities for deaf children and young people with cochlear implants, their families and supporting professionals.
I CAN is the charity that helps children with speech and language difficulties across the UK. The charity works to create a society where their special needs are recognised, understood and met, so that they have the same opportunities in life as other children.
Mencap is the UK's leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers.
The NAS exists to champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and to ensure that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs.
The National Deaf Children’s Society is the only UK charity solely dedicated to providing support, information and advice for deaf children and young people, their families and professionals working with them.
Hypermobility Syndrome Association
Hypermobility Syndrome Association provides specific information for children and their parents to help families who often just don’t know where to turn. We run specialist family programmes, where families can learn together how best to manage the many symptoms relating to hypermobility, gain confidence and ask any questions they may have.