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SEND Information Report

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS (SEND) INFORMATION REPORT

Morpeth All Saints CE Aided First School

 

What should I do if I think my child has a Special Educational Need or Disability?

Should your child be having difficulties whilst a pupil at Morpeth All Saints CE Aided First School that you suspect are related to an undiagnosed Special Educational Need or Disability then you should discuss this in the first instance with the class teacher.  This information is then shared with our SENDCO, Mrs. J. McLaughlin, who will contact you to discuss this in more detail. You are of course welcome to contact the SENDCO directly to discuss your child’s needs.

 

What is the school ethos/approach to SEND?

To ensure full entitlement and access for SEND pupils to high quality education within a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, including access to the National Curriculum so that they can reach their full potential.

To educate pupils with Special Educational Needs, in whatever way possible, alongside their peers within the normal curriculum of the school, and to provide pastoral and learning opportunities beyond those offered to mainstream pupils, and meeting the individual needs of the SEN pupils.  On some occasions this may need to take place outside of the classroom in small groups or on an individual basis.

To enhance self-esteem and to foster a joy in learning.

 

What is the school ethos/approach to SEND?

To ensure full entitlement and access for SEND pupils to high quality education within a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, including access to the National Curriculum so that they can reach their full potential.

To educate pupils with Special Educational Needs, in whatever way possible, alongside their peers within the normal curriculum of the school, and to provide pastoral and learning opportunities beyond those offered to mainstream pupils, and meeting the individual needs of the SEN pupils.  On some occasions this may need to take place outside of the classroom in small groups or on an individual basis.

To enhance self-esteem and to foster a joy in learning.

How will I know how my child is doing in school?

All pupils are assessed termly by their Class Teacher.  This will is reported to you at termly parents evening. 

 

In addition to this any child on an EHA or ECHP with have termly review meeting where outside agencies and professions will attend for feedback.

 

When it has been determined that intervention is necessary then parents are contacted to inform them what intervention has been determined for their child through discussion with the class teacher and formally through a letter from the SENDCo.  We actively welcome parents into school should they wish to discuss these interventions in more detail.  All parents of children receiving additional SEN Support will be contacted at least termly to ensure parents’ are aware of the intervention and are given guidance and help regarding the part they can play in their child’s education.

 

How will I know how my child is doing in school?

All pupils are assessed termly by their Class Teacher.  This will is reported to you at termly parents evening. 

 

In addition to this any child on an EHA or ECHP with have termly review meeting where outside agencies and professions will attend for feedback.

 

When it has been determined that intervention is necessary then parents are contacted to inform them what intervention has been determined for their child through discussion with the class teacher and formally through a letter from the SENDCo.  We actively welcome parents into school should they wish to discuss these interventions in more detail.

 

All parents of children receiving additional SEN Support will be contacted at least termly to ensure parents’ are aware of the intervention and are given guidance and help regarding the part they can play in their child’s education.

 

What support will there be for my child’s overall well-being

All pupils are well supported through the school’s robust pastoral system but sometimes this is not enough to address specific social and emotional needs.

 

If there are concerns will a pupil’s social or emotional wellbeing then initially we will discuss this with parents and determine the direction of any intervention. This intervention may include 1-1 keyworking, small group social skills or 1-1 social skills/emotional support. We will also call on the help of outside agencies if we feel that we require further support for the child.

 

How will I be involved in discussions about, planning for, and involvement in, my child’s education?

Informally, parents are encouraged to contact the SENCO whenever they wish and parents contact, and are contacted by, learning support staff to celebrate achievement as well as raising concerns.

The SENDCO is available at all annual parents’ evenings and can be seen with an appointment.

All pupils who receive SEN Support have a formal review every term (at parents’ evenings where possible) to discuss targets, and for statemented pupils, an “Annual review”, to review progress towards statement objectives. Parents are invited to all reviews where appropriate and are also invited to make written comment before reviews.

Copies of a pupil’s Individualised Learning Plan is sent to parents and have a section advising parents of the role they can play in helping their children to achieve targets.

An enhanced transition programme is in place for SEND pupils when they transfer to Middle school.

 

How do Morpeth All Saints involve children and young people in their education and in the decision making process?

The children who are receiving an intervention are asked to complete a questionnaire at the end of the block of work.

Every term pupils are given an opportunity to discuss their targets with the adult delivering their intervention.

Pupils are given support in preparation for Reviews of SEND and reviews are generally conducted in a Person Centred way to ensure that the pupil has the loudest voice in any decisions made.

 

How do Morpeth All Saints involve children and young people in their education and in the decision making process?

The children who are receiving an intervention are asked to complete a questionnaire at the end of the block of work.

Every term pupils are given an opportunity to discuss their targets with the adult delivering their intervention. Pupils are given support in preparation for Reviews of SEND and reviews are generally conducted in a Person Centred way to ensure that the pupil has the loudest voice in any decisions made

 

Where can I find information about Local Authority provision for children and young people with SEN?

The Local Authority has published their details of the Local Offer at the following website:

http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/SEND-Local-offer.aspx

 

How should complaints regarding SEN provision be made and how will they be dealt with?

Concerns or complaints raised by parents are normally dealt with directly through telephone calls or interviews with the SENDCO or Head Teacher.  Concerns that cannot be resolved in this way will follow a line of referral to the school’s Governing Body.

When necessary, parents will be supported in taking concerns to the Local Education Authority and fully informed of SEN Disagreement Resolution Procedures and SEN Tribunal Procedures.  Information regarding external support groups, such as Parent Partnership, will also be made available.

How do I get a copy of the school SEN policy?

Parents can view an up to date copy of the school SEN Policy via the school website here.

http://www.morpethallsaints.com/policies-statutory-information/

 

Who do I contact for further information?

 

The SENDCO is Mrs J. McLaughlin and can be contacted directly via the school office on 01670 512803

Need specific information

 

 

COGNITION AND LEARNING

COMMUNICATION AND INTERACTION

SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH

SENSORY AND/OR PHYSICAL

Morpeth All Saints  policy for the identification of needs

 

               

  •  Initial identification takes place following baseline
  • Pupils who do not make expected levels of progress are additionally tested to ensure there is not an underlying SEND
  • All pupils with a diagnosed, recognised condition that has an impact on learning
    • Dyslexia (following the Bolton Dyslexia Pathway)
    • Dyspraxia
    • ADHD
    • OCD
    • Anxiety (under CAMHS)
    • Visual Impairment
    • Hearing Impairment
    • ASD

 

  • Where teachers are concerned about a sensory or physical difficulty they are encouraged to discuss this with the SENDCO who will follow the procedure set out below.

How Morpeth All Saints assess whether a child/young person has a SEN

(Reg 2)

               Literacy:

  • Reading Age significantly below that of their peers assessed through Big Reading
  • Comprehension Age significantly below that of their peers assessed through Big Writing
  • Lack of ability to retain information

 

Numeracy:

 

  • Maths Age significantly below that of their peers assessed through HeadStart Maths

 

 

  • Pupils are usually assessed using a strengths and difficulties questionnaire
  • Pupil observation
  • Teaching staff feedback
  • Parental feedback
  • Pupils are usually assessed using a strengths and difficulties questionnaire
  • Pupil observation
  • Teaching staff feedback
  • Parental feedback
  • Assessment of sensory and physical needs are always carried out by professionals from outside of school and in conjunction with the pupils GP. Initial concerns are raised with parents and the school nurse is consulted and involved in any meetings.

Type of SEN provision made throughout Morpeth All Saints

 

Please see the detailed SEN Policy available via the school website.

How Morpeth All Saints evaluate the effectiveness of the provision made

 

All provisions are assessed using pre and post standardised assessment methods. Additionally the SENDCO analyses data from subject staff in regards to progress, behaviour and effort to assess if interventions have had an impact in these areas.

 

How Morpeth All Saints adapts the curriculum and school environment for pupils

 

Please see SEND policy document

How the school ensure the inclusion of pupils with SEN in activities outside of the classroom

All pupils are given the same opportunity to attend extra-curricular activities and school trips. Reasonable adjustments can be made where the pupil’s needs would prevent access to an activity.

 

Generally, where a pupil with a statement/EHC plan attends a trip a member of Learning Support staff will also attend the trip.

 

 

 

What specialist skills/ expertise do school staff have?

 

Learning Enhancement Assistants have been given specialist Phonics/reading training.

 

TAs have been given specialist Rapid Maths training.

 

 

 

 

 

Staff have significant experience with pupils who have emotional and mental health issues.

TA has significant experience working with pupils who have sensory and physical needs.

What training are the staff teaching and supporting pupils with SEN having/recently had?

All teaching staff have had training focused on teaching reading and reading difficulties. All teaching and support staff have had introductory training on the Code of Practice (2014) for SEND.

 

 

 

TAs have had training on Talk Boost and Nurture Groups

A group of teaching and non-teaching staff have been given training around mental health issues.

Training is offered to specified teaching and non-teaching staff as need arises. For example Sensory Support teachers will jointly deliver training about specified children annually or as the need arises.

 

Further training for all areas of SEN will be delivered as part of our schools ongoing training programme. Teachers are given a regular opportunity to meet the SENDCO through the ‘drop-in’ system.

 

 

 

 

 

What external specialist services are accessed by school to meet the needs of pupils and support their families

Educational Psychology

LIST Team

Educational Psychology

 

Speech and Language Therapy

 

Educational Psychology

Child and Young Person Servie (CYPS)

 

Sensory Support Services

Occupational Therapy

 

How is equipment and facilities to support pupils secured?

 

Via School budget allocation as required

 

Via School budget allocation as required

 

Via School budget allocation as required

 

Via School budget allocation as required

Via Sensory Support as required

How does Morpeth All Saints support pupils with SEN during transition?

(Reg 12)

For all pupils with SEN there are specific systems in place for the successful transition to other schools. On many occasions, for example if the pupil has an EHC plan/statement, this process can begin much earlier.

 

Pupils with SEND are given access to our ‘Enhanced Transition’ programme which is built around personalised need and is devised in conjunction with parents/carers. Middle School, agencies and with the pupil’s needs at its centre.

 

 

Parents of pupils with SEND are given clear lines of communication throughout the transition process and they are encouraged to contact the SENDCO with any concerns or questions.

 

Extra review meeting take place

 

 

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