Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) – Mrs Rachael Lunn

Special Educational Needs Governor – Mr Adam Elshaw

All Saints’ CE (VC) Primary School endeavours to meet the diverse needs of its pupils to ensure inclusion for all. We aspire for each child to achieve their best. All of our pupils are entitled to a broad, balanced curriculum, delivered in a relevant and differentiated manner, enabling progression and continuity to be experienced.

Our aim is to develop each child emotionally, physically, intellectually, spirituality and socially so that all are able to reach their individual goals and are prepared for the next stage in their learning journey. In order to make access to the whole curriculum a reality for all pupils, we foster an ethos in which positive attitudes to gender equality, cultural diversity and special needs of all kinds are actively promoted, allowing our children to progress and learn within their own unique ability.

In order to support our children within their learning journey many steps are taken to provide personalised provision allowing all to succeed. All of our dedicated teachers recognise the importance of a multi-sensory approach to learning to address the varied learning needs of all children whilst identifying some children have barriers to learning that mean they have special needs and require additional support. 

Roles and Responsibilities of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Mrs Lunn, working alongside Mrs Woodall and the Governing Body, has responsibility for the strategic development of the SEND policy and provision. Furthermore in our school the SENCO:

  • co-ordinates the provision for and manages the responses to children’s special needs;
  • supports and advises colleagues;
  • acts as the link with external agencies and other support agencies, managing assessments and applications for placements, assessments and additional support;
  • monitors and evaluates the special educational needs provision and reports to the governing body;
  • manages a range of resources, human and material, to enable appropriate provision for children with special educational needs;
  • contributes to the professional development of all staff;
  • signposts support and agencies to relevant parents;
  • accesses additional funds through the LEA with which to provide additional support where a child has complex and severe needs.

Levels of support

Children can be supported at three different levels according to their individual needs: 

Monitoring – Class teacher identifies to the SENCo that extra support is required due to a possible need in one or more of the four areas: Communication & Interaction, Cognition & Learning, Social, Emotional & Mental health difficulties or Sensory &/or Physical needs. An agreement is made to address and support the child through quality first teaching, interventions and/or reasonable adjustments, which will be monitored over a period of time.

SEND Support – SENCo may seek additional advice and support from external agency/agencies. The child will be provided with support through interventions and will receive two or three personalised targets which will be discussed with parents and the child on a termly basis.

Education Health Care Plan – Statutory assessment is carried out at the request of the school or family and a framework outlining a pupil’s needs and school’s responsibility to meet these is set and put in place.  This is reviewed annually.

Please follow the link below to our SEN Information Report & Policy for further information.

We follow the National Special Educational Needs Code of Practice and access support through the Local Education Authority for Additional Needs, when appropriate. Local authorities are required to involve children, young people and parents in reviewing and developing provision for those with special educational needs and to publish a ‘local offer’ of support. More information can be found at the website below.

http://www.staffordshiremarketplace.co.uk/marketplace/the-localoffer.html

Able & Talented Pupils

All Saints’ provides a rich education for pupils of all abilities, and recognises the need to promote appropriate opportunities to cater for the most able children in our community. We welcome the challenge presented by very able pupils and we acknowledge the need to meet that challenge positively. All children are valued at All Saints’ and we ensure that their individual needs are met so that everyone, including the most able can flourish. We strive to achieve excellence in all areas of activity and looking to celebrate the achievements of our pupils, encouraging all children to perform to the best of their ability.