SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities)
The SEND Team at Shavington Primary School
Enquiries about a child’s progress should be addressed to the class teacher in the first instance since they know the child best. Other enquiries can be addressed to the school’s SENCo
Julia Gawn BSc(Hons) PGCE NASENCo
The school also employs a Deputy SENCo (Jill Spencer). If you wish to speak to either the SENCo or Deputy SENCo please make an appointment at the school office.
SEND at Shavington Primary School
Our aim is to raise the aspirations and expectations for all pupils with SEN by focusing on outcomes that will improve their attainment in all areas.
Our Objectives are:
- To identify, at the earliest possible opportunity, barriers to learning and participation for pupils with SEND.
- To ensure that every child experiences success in their learning and achieves to the highest possible standard.
- To enable all children, whatever their special educational need or disability, to receive appropriate educational provision through a broad, balanced curriculum that is appropriately differentiated.
- To involve parents/carers in planning and supporting at all stages of their child’s development.
- To ensure that pupils with SEND have a voice and are given opportunities to express an opinion and that this opinion will be taken into account in matters affecting them.
- To work closely with external support agencies, where appropriate, to support the needs of individual pupils.
- To ensure that all staff have access to training and advice to support quality first teaching and learning for all pupils.
Cheshire East’s Local Offer - "SEND Information Report"
The purpose of the Local Offer is to enable parents and young people to see more clearly what services are available in their area and how to access them. It includes provision from birth to 25, across education, health and social care. Cheshire East’s Local Offer is available from the website http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/children_and_families/special_educational_needs/local_offer.aspx
Please note that this policy is currently under review. It is being adapted to reflect the new SEND Code of Practice 0-25 (2014).
The new policy will have a clearer emphasis on the following key points:
- All children benefit from ‘Quality First Teaching’: This means that teachers expect to assess, plan and teach all children at a level which allows them to make progress with their learning. In addition we implement focused interventions to target the development of particular skills.
- We have high expectations of all our children. Children on our SEN register are expected to make progress that compares well with progress made by other children at the school.
- We are working more closely with parents and children to ensure that we take into account the child’s own views and aspirations and the parents’ experience of, and hopes for their child. Parents are invited to be involved at every stage of planning and reviewing SEN provision for their child.
- School Action and School Action Plus have been replaced by one school based category of need known as ‘Special Education Needs support’ (SENS). All children are closely monitored, and their progress tracked each term. Those at SENS are additionally tracked by the SENCo.
- There are now 4 broad categories of SEN:
- Communication and interaction
- Cognition and learning
- Social, emotional and mental health
- Physical and sensory
- No more statements will be issued by the Local Authority. Statements will be replaced by Education and Health Care Plans (EHC Plans) which can be used to support children from birth – 25 years.