Christ Church C. E. Primary School Respect: Endurance ...

Christ Church C. E. Primary School Respect: Endurance ...

Christ Church C. E. Primary School Respect: Endurance: Friendship William Street, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2JG SEN Information Report Learning with God and Each Other to be the Best We Can Be Christ church CE Primary School What is the Local Offer? The local offer enables families to understand what services they can access and what support they can expect from a range of local agencies, including from the local authority, health services, schools, leisure services and the voluntary sector.

The local offer aims to: Provide clarity and confidence for parents. Support earlier intervention. Reduce the need for assessment. Identify need and gaps in provision. Provide an evidence base for improving progress and securing better outcomes, at school and local level Please find Stoke on Trents Local Offer and further information here: Christ church CE Primary School Christ Church CE Primary Schools Offer At Christ Church CE Primary School we strive to support all children to be the best they can be. First Quality teaching is essential for children to

reach their potential though some children may need further additional support to help them to achieve their targets. The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator is Miss Sarah Bradbury. Christ church CE Primary School Who are the best people to talk to about my childs difficulties with learning/Special Educational Needs and/or Disability? My childs class teacher SENCO Miss Sarah Bradbury Assistant SENCO Miss Emma Hill Head Teacher Mrs Paula Scattergood SEND Governor Mrs Carol Paxton Christ church CE Primary School

The Class Teacher is responsible for: Checking the progress of your child, identifying planning and delivering any additional help your child may need. Letting the Inclusion Manager and Assistant SENCO know of any support needs. Writing a Pupil Passport, and sharing and reviewing these with parents at least once each term and planning for the next term. Ensuring that all staff working with your child in school are able to deliver the planned work/programme for your child, so they can achieve the best possible progress. This may involve the use of additional adults, outside specialist help and specifically planned work and resources. Following the schools SEND Policy. Christ church CE Primary School The SENCO/Inclusion Leader is responsible for:

Coordinating all the support for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). Documenting provision for SEND pupils. Developing the schools SEND Policy to make sure all children get a consistent, high quality response to meeting their needs in school. Updating the schools SEND register (a system for ensuring all the SEND needs of pupils in this school are known) and making sure that there are excellent records of your childs progress and needs. Providing specialist support for teachers and support staff in the school so they can help children with SEND in the school achieve the best progress possible. Developing legislation in connection to SEND. Involving parents in supporting their childs learning. Keeping parents informed about the support their child is getting Involving parents in reviewing how their child is doing. Christ church CE Primary School The Head Teacher is responsible for:

The day to day management of all aspects of the school, this includes the support for children with SEND. The Head Teacher will give responsibility to the SENCO and the class teachers but is still responsible for ensuring that your childs needs are met. The Head Teacher will make sure that the Governing Body is kept up to date about any issues in school relating to SEND. Christ church CE Primary School The SEND Governor is responsible for: Making sure that the necessary support is made for any child who attends the school who has SEND. Meet termly with the SENCO, to ensure that they are kept up to date

with developments in school. Christ church CE Primary School What are the different types of SEN at Christ Church CE Primary School? Communication and Interaction ASD SCLN Cognition and Learning MLD SpLD Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) ADHD Sensory and/or Physical

VI HI PI MSI Christ church CE Primary School How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help? A pupil has SEN where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision that is different from or additional to that normally

available to pupils of the same age. SEND Code of Practice, 2014. A range of evidence is collected through the usual assessment and monitoring arrangements (see the schools assessment policy). Our school delivers a graduated approach in providing SEN children with support. Pupils are only identified as SEN if they do not make adequate progress once they have had intervention/adjustments and good quality personalised teaching. To identify any specific areas your child may need additional support we utilise the following: End of year expectations, children in the Early Years will be monitored against their Early Years Foundation Stage profiles. Regular monitoring and continual assessment of the childs needs/progress Ongoing communication with parents about their childs progress Carrying out any standardised tests to access childrens learning and identifies areas of need. The views of the class teacher/SENCo about the childs learning Christand church

CE Primary School carried out by outside Liaison/consultation with assessments How does Christ Church CE Primary School identify SEN? If evidence suggests learners are not making expected progress, even after additional interventions, the school will consult with you about placing your child on the special educational needs register, so that they can access individual targeted support. Christ church CE Primary School How will the school let me know if they have concerns about my childs learning in school?

Any decision regarding the support your child will receive is made with the advice of school, families and outside agencies. Discussions will take place in which needs are identified and appropriate strategies are suggested. If your child is identified as not making progress we will arrange a meeting to discuss this with you in more detail. We will listen to any concerns you may have and plan any additional support your child may need. Christ church CE Primary School How can I let the school know I am concerned about my childs progress in school? If you have concerns about your childs progress, you should speak to your childs class teacher initially. If you are not happy that the concerns are

being managed, and that your child is still not making progress, you should speak to the SENCO or Head Teacher. If you are still not happy, you can speak to the school SEND Governor. Christ church CE Primary School What are the different types of support available for children with SEN at Christ Church Primary School? Quality first teaching Special Educational Needs (SEN) Support Education, Health Care Plans (EHCP) Christ church CE Primary School Quality First Teaching The teacher had the highest possible expectations for your child and all pupils

in their class. That all teaching is based on building on what your child already knows, can do and can understand. At times the teacher may direct the Teaching Assistant to work with your child as part of normal working practice. Different ways of teaching are in place so that your child is fully involved in learning in class. This may involve things like using more practical learning. Specific strategies (which may be suggested by the SENCO or outside staff) are in place to support your child to learn. A Dyslexia Friendly classroom environment Your childs teacher will have carefully checked on your childs progress and will have decided that your child has gaps in their understanding/learning and needs some extra support to help them make the best possible progress. All children in school should be getting this as part of excellent classroom, practice when needed. Specific group work with in a smaller group of children. Christ church CE Primary School SEN Support

This means they have been identified by the SENCO as having special education needs and needing some extra specialist support in school from a professional outside the school. This may be from: Local Authority: Inclusion services, Educational Psychologist, Behaviour Support Service, ASD outreach services etc. Other outside agencies such as the Speech and Language therapy Service, Occupational Therapy service etc. For your child this would mean: Your child will have been identified by the class teacher or SENCO as having special educational needs (or you will have raised your own concerns) it will be felt that your child needs more specialist input instead of or in addition to quality first teaching and intervention groups. You will be asked to come to a meeting to discuss your childs progress and help plan possible ways forward, this will form part of the assess, plan, do and review system. You may be asked to give your permission for the school to refer your child to a specialist professional. This will help the school and yourself understand your childs particular needs betters and be able to support them better in school.

Christ church CE Primary School SEN Support Continued The specialist professional will work with your child to understand their needs and make recommendations, which may include: Making changes to the way your child is supported in class e.g. some individual support or changing some aspects of teaching to support them better.

Support to set better targets which will include their specific expertise. A group run by school staff under the guidance of the outside professional e.g. a social skills group. Specialist equipment or resources Group or individual work with outside professional. The school may suggest that your child needs some individual support in school. They will tell you how the support will be used and what strategies will be put in place. This type of support is available for children with specific barriers to learning that cannot be overcome through Quality First Teaching and intervention groups. Your child will be assessed and from this a support will be shared and reviewed with you. Christ church CE Primary School Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) This means your child will have been identified by the class teacher or SENCO as needing a

particularly high level of support or small group teaching. Usually your child will also need support from professional outside the school. The school (or you) can request that the Local Authority carry out a statutory assessment of your childs needs. This is a legal process which sets out the amount of support that will be provided for your child. Christ church CE Primary School Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) continued After the school have sent in the request to the Local Authority (with a lot of information about your child, including some from you), they will decide whether they think your childs needs seem complex enough to need a statutory assessment. If this is the case they will ask you and all the professionals involved with your child to write a report outlining your childs needs. If they do not think your child needs this , they will ask the school

to continue with the support at SEN Support After the reports have all been sent to the Local Authority (L.A). The L.A will then decide if your childs needs are severe, complex and lifelong and that they need more specified extra support in school to make good progress. If this is the case they will write an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). If this is not the case they will ask the school to continue with the support at School Support. Christ church CE Primary School How does Christ Church CE Primary School involve parents in decision making? Ensuring all parents are made aware of the schools SEN arrangements, including opportunities for meetings between parents and SENCO. Listening to, acting upon concerns and issues raised by parents and providing additional advice or support for Parents who may need it via referring parents to Mrs Birks, the Home School Link Worker. Involving parents as soon as a concern has been raised by class teachers.

Sharing the pupil passports with parents either at designated meetings or via the post to ensure they are fully informed of their childs performance. Gaining parent views on their childs progress at termly reviews of Passport targets. Supporting parents in their understanding of agency advice and support and inviting parents to meetings with professionals when appropriate. Provide information about the Parent Partnership to all parents. Making parents aware of the support available to improve their own parenting skills to support the work done in school by encouraging them to be part of the Triple P Positive Parenting Programme and parental workshops that may be available in school. Christ church CE Primary School How is Christ Church CE Primary School accessible for all pupils? All pupil entrances are at ground level, with classrooms for Year 2, 3, and 4, as well as the Early Years Foundation Stage, having a door which opens directly onto the playground. There is a ramp in place at the fire exit on Manor Street, which is occasionally used by children if they go out of school during the day.

All but two of the classrooms are on the ground floor. In the instance of a pupil with physical difficulties entering Year 5 or Year 6, the class would relocate to a downstairs room. A disabled toilet is available We currently have the following equipment to assist our pupils with SEN: Various types of special pencil grips, to aid handwriting Ergonomic Pencils Grip It Scissors Spring loaded scissors Various coloured overlays for dyslexic readers Junior Caring Cutlery Move n Sit seat wedge Breezi Chair Various Writing Slopes Dycem grip, non-slip material ipads Christ church CE Primary School What is a pupil passport?

Provision/action that is additional to or different from that available to all will be recorded in a Pupil Passport. This is written collaboratively by all the individuals who work with the child, these may include childs class teacher, SENCO, Assistant SENCO, Learning Support Assistants, Teacher Support Assistants, parents and the child themselves. The pupil passport will set targets for the pupil and will detail: Short term targets set for or by child. Teaching strategies to be used. Provision to be put in place. When the plan is to be reviewed. Success criteria. Pupils will contribute to their passports by explaining how and when they work well, and what aspects of their learning they want to do better with. The pupil passport will be reviewed a minimum of three times per year and outcomes will be recorded. Pupils will participate fully in the review process according to their age and abilities. Parents and children will also be invited to participate in the target-setting and review process. The school uses a programme of regularly reviewing targets and so new targets may be added or removed before a full review has taken place. This is to ensure that the learners needs are

always met. Christ church CE Primary School What interventions/supp ort does our school currently offer? Christ church CE Primary School What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Training needs are identified by the schools Senior Management team; all staff and Governors are encouraged to attend courses. Our Inclusion Leader, Miss Sarah Bradbury, has completed the National SENCo Award. The SENCo team also attend courses to ensure that information in relation to SEN is regularly updated. Both teaching and support staff are trained in various teaching strategies and

intervention programmes, depending on the varying needs of the pupils with SEN. A number of support staff are trained in specific interventions. We ensure that individual support is given to new members of staff, particularly newly qualified teachers. If your child has a specific need we endeavour to ensure that the practitioner working with your child has received relative training linked to that need. Christ church CE Primary School Strategies to support literacy difficulties Individual interventions such as; Beat Dyslexia, Active Literacy Kit, Precision Teaching, Better reading partnership, Rapid Writing. Small group booster sessions for reading, spelling, writing and phonics Differentiated curriculum planning & activities, recognising the different learning styles, kinaesthetic, auditory and visual

Targeted reading and writing clubs including breakfast and lunchtime clubs Read Write Inc Multi-sensory approach to letter formation and spelling Pre & Post teaching One to one and group support during whole class lessons from a teaching assistant Christ church CE Primary School Strategies to support maths difficulties Individual interventions such as; Plus 1, Power of 2, Precision Teaching Numicon Small group booster sessions and support during whole class lessons Targeted booster sessions Differentiated curriculum planning &

activities, recognising the different learning styles, kinaesthetic, auditory and visual. Christ church CE Primary School Strategies to support speech and language difficulties Small group language programmes led by teaching assistants such as: Nuffield Early Language intervention, Language for Thinking, Black Sheep press materials

The use of word/topic mats Pre-post teaching of vocabulary. Teaching assistant support Individual visual timetables NHS speech & language therapy Guidance/programmes as recommended by Speech and Language therapist, delivered 1:1 by a teaching assistant. Stoke Speaks Out School Readiness Project Christ church CE Primary School Strategies to support access to a supportive environment

Visual timetables Dyslexia friendly classroom environment Individual SEN support/resource packs Visual prompts/reminders to encourage independence Following Our lessons are amazing because we Silent Signals Pre teaching of strategies, concepts and vocabulary Use of the 5 Bs, Brain, Book, Buddy, Boss. Access to multi sensory activities Access to laptops and iPads Planning for all learning styles; kinaesthetic, visual, auditory Positive learning environment

Christ church CE Primary School Intervention from external professionals Educational Psychologist SEND services Specific learning difficulties, hearing and visual impairments, Autism Spectrum Disorder Behaviour Support Service Inspire and Chances

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Speech and Language Therapist Health Professionals School Younger MIND counsellor Education Welfare Officer Christ church CE Primary School Admission/transition arrangements for pupils with SEND Our school has close links with local nursery settings which we liaise with on a regular basis. During the summer term, we begin transition work for those children transferring to Christ Church. For children joining nursery for the first time, home visits take place to ensure a smooth transition into school. Should a child join us mid-year, transition meetings are held with the SENCo from the previous school, to ensure we fully understand your childs needs. Transition between year groups also occurs at the end of the summer term, providing time for children to adjust to their new classroom and teacher.

During the summer term of your childs final year at our school our Assistant SENCO and teachers are in contact with your childs chosen High School. Meetings are arranged to discuss and relay information which will be beneficial to your childs learning on their transfer to high school. Visits to your childs chosen high school are encouraged and a personalised transitional package is drawn up to suit individual children going to high school. All SEND records will be automatically transferred to your childs new educational setting. Christ church CE Primary School Complaints and Further Help Follow the Schools complaints policy. To contact SEND Services: By telephone 01782 232538 By email [email protected] By post: SEND Services, The Mount Education Support Centre, Mount Avenue, Penkhull, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7JU To contact Special Educational Needs and Disability:

Tel: 01782 234701 Email: [email protected] Website:[email protected] Agency support can be located on the Stoke on Trent Local Offer website. The link is detailed below: Christ church CE Primary School Further support The Dove Service 01782 683155 Aiming Higher Together Parent Carer Forum CAMHS ASD Team 0300 123 0907 National Deaf Children's Society North Staffordshire Asperger Autism Association SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS) formerly Parent Partnership Service) The Independent Support Process Stoke on Trent and North Staffs ASD Support Group The Dyslexia Association Young Minds mental health charity Christ church CE Primary School Thank you Christ church CE Primary School

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