SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) - Supporting every child in our school
Our SENCO is Mrs Alex Colclough
Scott-Broadwood is an inclusive school and as such, we recognise the importance of inclusion for all of our children.
Inclusion is a sense of belonging: feeling respected, valued for who you are; feeling a level of supportive energy and commitment from others so that you can do your best work.
(Miller, Frederick A. and Katz, Judith H. 2002)
At Scott-Broadwood we track and monitor our children’s progress carefully, providing support for any children who need some additional support in one or more areas of their education, either academically, socially/emotionally or with behaviour. From time to time, children may need additional help either to overcome a learning difficulty or to ensure that the curriculum fully extends their abilities. For most children, these needs can be met through the high quality teaching in class.
For some children, we do need to plan specific provision in more detail to allow them to access and succeed in their learning. They may have specific needs or disabilities that affect their ability to learn. For example:
- Behavioural / social (e.g. Autistic Spectrum Disorder - ASD)
- Reading and writing (e.g. dyslexia)
- Maths (e.g. dyscalculia)
- Movement and coordination (e.g. dyspraxia)
- Understanding things (e.g. speech and language)
- Concentrating (eg Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD)
- Physical needs
These children are regarded as requiring SEN Support and may require additional support from school-based experts to deliver tightly focused and effective interventions to support learning. Sometimes the staff working with these pupils will receive advice or support from outside specialists. Where additional support is required, an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) is drawn up by the class teacher to help the parent and the school identify the child's needs and to target areas of particular difficulty. It should show the steps that are to be taken to support the child's learning and set a date for reviewing progress.
The ILP should give details of:
- learning targets for the child to reach in a given time
- who will support the child and how that support will be organised
- what materials and methods should be used
- how success in the target will be measured
- what contribution a parent can make
The plan should be discussed with the child and a copy of it should be given to the parents. The parents will be invited to give their views at the meeting held to review the progress made under the current plan and set targets for the next ILP. The ILP should reflect the advice given by the specialists who have been consulted. We also have a Speech and Language Specialist TA, Suzanne Birch, working to support communication, language and literacy needs across the school.
Where it is decided that external support is required, the SENCO will work with parents to enable this. Those in need of the most intensive support may be given an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). The school would need to apply for this from Surrey. Mrs Brown our SENCO is always on hand to offer support and advice. She coordinates and oversees the work of the teachers, teaching assistants and external agencies who support the children to overcome their barriers to learning and achieve their potential through specific programmes of support.
The Children and Families Bill 2014 requires schools to publish and keep under review information about services for children and young people with special educational needs. The local authority must develop their offer and keep it under review.
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