SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
Edgar Sewter Primary School values the individual needs and achievements of all of our pupils and is committed to providing each and every one with the best possible opportunities for learning.
An overview of our schools SEND provision
We want all adults and children to participate in learning and we celebrate all members of our community. We know that all of us have strengths and all of us find some things difficult. We celebrate these differences and know that some things we can’t do ‘yet!’.
We aim to create a learning environment which is flexible enough to meet the needs of all members of our school community, working with children, parents and other agencies to provide the best possible support in order that all learners achieve their potential. Our provision map below outlines the support and strategies used or available for our children to help children make progress.
The range of support will be tailored to individual need following assessment by internal or external agencies and discussions with parents or carers, children and staff. One page profiles, next step plans and applications for Education Health Care Plans are written together with the child, SENCO, teacher, carer and any external agencies as needed. We set targets and agree the provision that is needed within school and at home to meet the specific needs of the child. We know that you know your child best and value the importance of working closely with you and your child. This will help us to ensure that we meet your child’s needs most effectively.
The children are at the heart of their SEN plans. Our one page profiles are written with them. They include; what my family and friends like and admire about the child, how best to support the child and aspirations for the child for the future. These documents are then shared with staff and external agencies working with the child to ensure every person is working together to achieve the best for the child.
Reviews of progress are carried out regularly and include the senior leadership team, discussing any movement that has been made towards targets and changes needed to the provision offered by the school.
Every teacher is a teacher of every child including those with SEN. Our school SENCO, Mrs Summers, has overall responsibility for leading our provision for our children who have SEN. She works closely with all teachers and staff in school and is a point of contact for parents. We work together, learning from each other and from outside agencies to help children get the very best out of their time here, and feel safe and happy whilst they are doing so.
Please see below for our SEND policy which outlines in more detail how we support children with educational needs in our school.