What about special needs?

 

Making the most of each child's potential involves careful assessment, planning and monitoring of work. It also requires early detection of special achievements and difficulties that may identify where extra help can be provided. This can be provided either by the child's own teacher, a class support assistant working under the direction of the class teacher or our special educational needs co-ordinator, Mrs Carr.

Children with special educational needs are offered the whole curriculum and where appropriate, extra support is offered. We are able to call upon support and advice from a range of outside agencies.

When concerns are raised about a child, either parents or staff at school, liaison between the two is arranged to discuss and determine the measures to be taken. Outside agencies are consulted as and when necessary.

 

Key strengths of the school are:

The on-going plan-do-review cycle is clearly having impact on identified groups of children (both with identified SEN or identified as needing short term support to raise attainment)

Analysis of trends:

Children with identified SEN showed good progress throughout the school

Children at the end of KS2, children with identified SEN scored in line or better with children with similar needs in Shropshire and Nationally for Maths and Reading

Our focus over the next year is to increase writing progress scores to be in line with Shropshire and Nationally.

Who we have to help:

  • Mrs Ffion Carr – Assistant Principal and School SENco. Mrs Carr has the role of regularly reporting to our school governors in all matters regarding children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Mrs Carr teaches Kestrels class which is year 5 and 6. Mrs Carr successfully completed the National Award for SEN Co-ordination in 2014. 
  • Mrs Liz Holmes – Principal. Mrs Holmes is an experienced Principal who works closely with Mrs Carr to monitor progress of all children throughout school.
  • Mrs Marie-Claire Wigley- Link Governor for SEND. Mrs Wigley is responsible for SEND and meets regularly with Mrs Carr. She also reports to the governors to keep them all informed.
  • Class teachers are every child’s first educators and are responsible for the progress of all children within their class.
  • Teaching Assistants offer support with learning during whole class teaching as well as with small group or individual targeted work. A number of our teaching assistants have particular qualifications in specific areas of Special Needs.
  • Parents are vital in supporting children’s learning. We encourage all parents to regularly support learning at home and attend all review meetings to discuss the provision in place for their child and the progress being made. Through strong partnership working decisions can be made jointly to ensure children make the best possible progress.

Staff within the setting have received recent training in a number of areas including:

  • Understanding your child- Solihull Parenting Approach- 2 facilitators trained
  • Cool Kids motor skills programme
  • Precision Teaching
  • Meeting the Needs of Dyslexic Learners
  • Elklan training (specialised speech & language programme) We have one qualified TAs with this accreditation.
  • De-escalation & physical intervention
  • Team Teach (4 members of staff trained)
  • National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination
  • Circle of Friends training
  • Nurture Group Leadership training
  • Mental health first aid (2 staff members trained)

 

Trauma and Attachment Award

The school has successfully  achieved the Trauma and Attachment Friendly School award in April 2019.

 

Latest News

  • 'Non-Uniform' Day & Cake Sale for 'The Children's Society' - Update
    'Thank you' to everyone who took part and donated on Friday 20th December, 2019, a fantastic £382.71 has been raised for The Children's Society.
  • 'Non-Uniform' Day for Australian Bushfires Charities
    On Friday 17th January, 2020 children can come to school in casual clothes for a minimum donation of £1 per child. If your child does not wish to take part or you do not wish to donate, please ensure your child wears full school uniform.
  • Non-Uniform Day for 'The Children's Society'
    On Friday 20th December, 2019 children can come to school in casual clothes for a minimum donation of £1 per child. If your child does not wish to take part or you do not wish to donate, please ensure your child wears full school uniform.
  • Cake Sale for 'The Children's Society'
    We are having a cake sale for the whole school on Friday 20th December, 2019 for 'The Children's Society'. Children can purchase cakes for a minimum donation of 20p per cake. We are also asking for donations of cakes & biscuits for the sale.
  • Come Festive Day! - Friday 13th December, 2019
    To coincide with our school Christmas Dinner and the PTA`Funtastic Festive Event’, children can to come to school wearing a festive jumper, if they wish. The jumper will replace their school jumper, all other clothing should remain school uniform.
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