From time to time children may need extra help and support if they are experiencing difficulties in a particular curriculum area or with behaviour. We assess all children’s progress carefully. If we have any concerns, we discuss these with parents and put the child onto the first stage of our special needs programme. This means that the child’s learning is individually planned by the teacher in liaison with the school’s Special Needs Co-ordinator. If necessary, and with parents’ agreement, we ask one of the Local Education Authority’s specialists to assess the child’s needs and to give further advice on the programme of work for the child. A child who is having particular difficulty is assessed by the County Education Psychologist and may be given a special Statement of Educational Needs. This often means that some hours of extra support time are available during the school day to help the child with his or her particular programme of work. The hours are given to a learning support assistant who works under the direction of the child’s teacher.
Our SEND coordinator is Miss Harriet Preece. The SEND Governor is Ms Chrissie Veduyn. Please feel free to contact them at any time either by 01588 640229 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org We are very happy to discuss anything with parents.