SEN Information Report
This Document sets out information about our provision for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN). They are updated annually.
About our school
Our school provides for children and young people with a wide range of special educational needs including those with:
- Communication and interaction needs; this includes children who have speech language and communication difficulties including autistic spectrum conditions.
- Cognition and Learning needs: this includes children who have learning difficulties and specific learning difficulties like dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia.
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs
- Sensory and/or Physical needs; this includes children who have visual or hearing needs, or a physical disability that affects their learning. We are a mainstream school with 209 on roll.
How do we identify and give extra help to children and young people with SEN?
Please refer to SEN Policy
How do we work with parents and children?
We will always contact parents if we have a concern that a child or young person may have a special educational need.
We work closely with children and young people with SEN and their parents to agree outcomes and how we will all work towards these, and then to review progress. We do this: by termly Passport to Learning/EHC/Statements, review meetings, termly parent evenings using home/school diary, scheduled phone calls etc
How do we adapt the curriculum and learning environment for children with SEND?
- Class teachers will differentiate the curriculum to meet the needs of all children within their class. They will typically plan for at least three levels of work and will individually differentiate for your child if necessary.
- The learning could be differentiated by task (by being given a different activity to complete), the level of support a child received during the lesson (from an adult or his/her peers), or by outcome (the amount of work expected to be completed by the end of the lesson). Using a variety of types of differentiation enables all children to learn and achieve in a way that best suits their own learning style.
- Class teachers implement support strategies (including strategies suggested from outside professionals) to achieve the targets detailed on your child’s pupil passport to learning
How will staff support my child?
All teachers are teachers of children with SEND and your child’s class teacher is responsible for planning, supporting and monitoring your child’s progress across the curriculum.
- The SENCO oversees interventions and progress of all children who need additional support.
- Teaching assistants may also work with your child, either individually or as part of a group within the classroom or through targeted interventions.
- Each child with SEN has a pupil passport which details their strengths and areas of need, along with some individualised support strategies.
What expertise can we offer?
- TAs who deliver interventions have received support to deliver Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Hearing Impaired and Physio programmes from relevant therapists.
- We have Teaching Assistants trained in a wide range of specialisms. All members of staff are trained in First Aid.
Teaching assistants are trained to support the particular needs of the children they work with, and have regular opportunities to develop their role.
What additional support is available for children with SEND?
Specific support for children with SEND varies depending on the needs but can include:
- Use of individual, pair, and small group activities to teach specific skills.
- Access to suitable individual or small group intervention programmes.
- Models, images and multisensory resources to promote understanding.
- Any adaptions needed to the physical environment to help with access to learning.
- Children with SEND and actively encouraged and supported to partake in outside activities including the school residential.
A range of specific interventions support is available at Aughton Christ Church School, as well as access to a specialist support services which include:
- Educational Psychologist
- SALT, who support children with communication and language, sensory needs and physical needs. Physiotherapy Service and Occupational Therapy Service
- Early intervention
- Lancashire Special Educational Needs and Disability Service (SEND)
- Children’s social care
- Child Action North West.
How do we know if SEN provision is effective?
- The progress of all children is tracked throughout the school half termly.
- In addition for children with SEND we regularly review progress towards agreed outcomes assessing whether the support that’s been place has made a difference and what we need to do next. We evaluate this progress against age related expectations.
- When we run special intervention programmes for groups of children we assess how successful they have been and use that information to decide on how best to run them in the future.
- The school tracker tracks attainment and progress.
- Teacher’s continuous assessment.
- Information about how the governing body evaluate the success of the education that is provided for pupils with SEN is contained in the governors’ annual SEN report.
How are children and young people with SEN helped to access activities outside of the classroom?
All children and young people are included in activities and trips following risk assessments where needed and in accordance with duties under the Equalities Act 2010. We talk to parents and young people when planning trips so that everyone is clear about what will happen.
What do we do to support the wellbeing of children with SEN?
- All children, including those with SEND, have the opportunity to share their views with their TA, and specifically for those with SEND Individual Passport to Learning Review meetings.
We take bullying very seriously. We help to prevent bullying of any children with SEND through:
- Curriculum activities
- Our Bullying policy
- Our Equality policy
- Our whole school behaviour policy
Children are encouraged to reflect on their learning and targets in a simple way from Reception onwards so that they gain the skills to think about what they have done well and what they would like to improve.
How will the school prepare and support my child to join the school, transfer to a new school or the next stage of education and life?
- We hold meetings with the pre-schools for children with identified SEND on transfer to school to ensure a smooth transition. Information about other professionals working with your children will be shared at the meeting and appropriate plans made for their support to continue at school. Additional visits to school may be encouraged and transition books are used.
- Transition between year groups within school is supported by meetings with the new class teacher and TA.
- Teachers attend transition meetings at the end of the school year in order to pass important information about your child to their next class teacher.
- When children move from Aughton Christ Church Primary School to their secondary school, the SENCO, and/or the class teacher, meet to transfer all important information and to plan support. Often additional visits to the secondary school are planned, so that the children can get to know the new environment and the adults who will be supporting them. Parents are also encouraged to meet with the secondary school SENCO. All paper records are transferred to the new school.
- If children move to another primary school, all important information will be transferred and if necessary the class teacher or SENCO contacts the receiving school.
Who to contact?
Aughton Christ Church School is committed to working in partnership with parents and will listen to any concerns parents may wish to raise. Please contact the school to arrange a meeting.
- Class Teacher – is the first point of contact. They will monitor the progress of each child and liaise with key staff about interventions needed.
- Our special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) is Miss H Fletcher and she can be contacted via the school office on : 01695 421391 or on email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Our governor with responsibility for SEN can be contacted through the school office.
Lancashire’s Local Offer contains lots of information for parents:-
Review: January 2020