As a result of the Children and Families Act (2014), from September 2014 there have been changes to the way in which children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) are supported in schools. The Code of Practice (2014) now covers the 0-25 age range and includes guidance relating to disabled children and young people, as well as those with SEN.
The key principles of the 2014 SEND Code of Practice are:
The Coventry Local Offer website has information about the services that are available. More information can be found here.
As a fully inclusive mainstream primary school, our aim is to support all children to aspire and achieve their potential academically, personally, socially and emotionally in all areas of the curriculum regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, sexual identity, physical ability or educational needs. This can only be achieved through working collaboratively alongside parents and professionals using a flexible and personal approach.
We recognise that some children find it harder to make progress than their peers and may therefore have a special educational need or disability (SEND). At Stoke Primary School, we make provision for children who have difficulties with:
We acknowledge and cater for the fact that individual children often have needs across more than one of these areas and that their needs may change over time.
|Our SENDCo is Mrs Lucy Pater. She can be contacted on 024 76451724 or at email@example.com|
How can I let the school know I have concerns about my child's progress in school?
The class teacher is the initial point of contact for discussing parental concerns. If you have further concerns, contact Mrs Pater.
Where can I find more information about the provision for children with SEND?
Further information can be found within our SEND policy. You can find this here.
As a parent/carer of a child with SEND, how will I get information about my child's needs and progress?
We are commited to working with our families to ensure that we have the very best provision in place to meet the needs of our children with SEND. You can arrange to speak with the class teacher at the start or end of the school day to discuss any concerns you may have. Information can be shared about what is working well so that consistent strategies can be used at both home and school. Furthermore, class teachers hold termly scheduled meetings with parents (and interim meetings if needed) along with the SENDCo where requested. We use a web based provision and plan writing tool (Edukey) which parents have access to. Here they can view thier child's plan and leave feedback about progress towards their targets. These plans are reviewed with parents as part of the parent meetings. We also hold regular coffee mornings where parents can meet other parents of children with SEND and find out more information about the school's provision for children with SEND.
How is my child informed of their SEND and their progress towards their targets?
|Dependant on the age and ability of the child, children may be involved in the termly parent meetings. Where children have an EHCP, their views are always gathered prior to an annual review meeting. Class staff inform children of their Edukey plan targets and of the progress they are making to meet these targets.|
How will my child be supported as they transition between the different phases of education?
We have a robust system of transition between the different year groups and phases (Early Years into Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 into Key Stage 3). Current class teachers meet the new class staff to pass on all relevant information; we hold a transition week at the start of July where children spend the week in their new classes enabling them to feel comfortable with their new adults and enabling the staff to find out about the needs and adjustments that will need to be put into place. Meetings are held with all of our feeder secondary schools and where the needs are complex, this may involve extra visits to the secondary school to ensure as smooth a transition as possible.
For mobility children (those children who leave or join Stoke mid year) who are on the SEND register, contact is made with SENDCo from the new or current school and all relevant information regarding a child’s special educational need and/or disability is shared prior to the child leaving or joining Stoke so that staff are fully aware of needs and can plan accordingly. For mobility children (those children who leave or join Stoke mid year) who are on the SEND register, contact is made with SENDCo from the new or current school and all relevant information regarding a child’s special educational need and/or disability is shared prior to the child leaving or joining Stoke so that staff are fully aware of needs and can plan accordingly.
How are staff trained to support children with SEND?
|All staff are commited to providing quality first teaching which is scaffolded for all abilities and makes reasonable adjustments for children with additional needs. In addition to this, staff access bespoke training for SEND based on the needs of our children - sometimes this is offered to all staff and sometimes this is on a needs basis. Examples of recent training are Attachment and Autism; Identifying and Meeting the Speech and Language Needs of Children in Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2; Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA); Makaton; Attention Autism.|
What external support is available for children with SEND?
Stoke Primary School commisions support from various agencies including:
How accessible is Stoke Primary School for children will special educational needs and disabilities in and out of the classroom?
Stoke Primary School is a single level access. We have a hygiene suite to cater for children with physical needs. We ensure that equipment used is accessible to all children regardless of their needs. Toilets and hand washing facilities for younger children (Nursery and Reception) are located within the classrooms.
After school extra curricular activities are accessible to all children including those with SEND.
Activities and school trips are available to all. Risk assessments are carried out and procedures are put in place to enable all children to participate.
|Who should I contact to find out about other support for parents and families of children with SEND?|
For impartial and confidential Special Educational Needs and Disability information, advice and support for parents/carers, children (0-15yrs) and young people (16-25yrs), please follw the link to the SENDIASS page here.
Who should I contact if I am unhappy with an aspect of my SEND child's provision?
Your first point of contact should be your child's class teacher. If you are still unhappy, please contact the SENDCo, Mrs Lucy Pater (contact details above). If your complaint isn't resolved, you can then follow our complaints policy which you can find here.