Sandal Primary School Mission Statement
We are enthusiastic about providing a responsive and aspirational environment that challenges, encourages and inspires everyone. We are committed to maintaining a caring, stimulating atmosphere that nurtures confidence, self-esteem, respect and independence to support learning and development.
We are a fully inclusive school that aims to ensure all pupils achieve their potential, personally, socially, emotionally and academically in all areas of the curriculum, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, physical ability or educational needs.
The Children and Families Act 2014 section 20 defines when a child has special educational needs (SEN). This is when they have a learning difficulty or disability and they need special educational provision (SEP) to be made for them. SEP is defined as any education or training provision which is additional to or different from that generally made for others of the same age.
When a potential special educational need has been identified, a graduated approach which involves assessing, planning, implementing and reviewing the approach taken with the child becomes increasingly personalised. This cyclical process, as we build a deeper understanding of the child’s needs, enables school to continually reflect upon the approach taken.
The graduated approach based on the guidance from Bradford Metropolitan District Council’s Children’s Services for SEN is used to inform the provision in place for each child identified as having special educational needs. This is based on a three range structure which takes account of the following areas of need: Autistic Spectrum Condition, Speech, Language and Communication needs, Moderate learning needs, Specific learning needs, Behavioural, social and emotional needs, hearing impairments, visual impairment, multisensory impairment and physical difficulties.
At Sandal Primary School our offer for Ranges 1 to 3, for each area of SEN, can be accessed through the above hyperlink to Bradford Local Authority’s guidance. If a child falls into Range 4 or above, they will have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan. The support provided in school will therefore follow the detailed provision in the statement / plan.
|School Name||Sandal Primary School, Baildon|
|Type Of School||Mainstream Primary|
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|Provision Unique To School||
|Consultation with Parents||School has an open door policy and you are welcome to make an appointment at the office to speak to a member of staff.When a child is placed on the SEN register, parents become involved in the graduated approach of the assess, plan, do and review system. Parents will be involved all all stages of this system.For further details of SEN processes in school, please see the SEN policy.|
|Before and after school activites||SEN children can access all extra-curricular activities as well as childcare provision. If needed, additional resources will be deployed to support the inclusion of children with special educational needs.|
Information to Support Parental Understanding of Special Education Provision at Sandal Primary School
The SENDCO is responsible for:
Our SENDCO is Vicky Merriman. If you would like to speak to her, please contact the school office.
Class/subject teacher Responsible for:
Quality First Teaching.
Headteacher Responsible for:
The Headteacher will give responsibility to the SENDCO and class teachers but is still responsible for ensuring that your child’s needs are met.
The Headteacher must make sure that the Governing Body is kept up to date about any issues in the school relating to SEND.
SEN Governor Responsible for:
Making sure that the necessary support is made for any child who attends the school who has SEND.
If you have concerns about your child’s progress you should speak to your child’s class teacher.
How will Sandal Primary School let me know if they have concerns about my child’s learning?
If your child is identified as not making expected progress or has additional needs the school will set up a meeting to discuss this with you in more detail and to:
Share initial concerns between school and home
Review the provision that has been in place for your child and the impact of this provision
Arrange additional support or interventions your child may need
Discuss any further referrals to other professionals if necessary
Explain and agree the review process that will be in place for your child
How is extra support allocated to children?
The school budget, received from Bradford LA, includes money for supporting children with SEND.
The Head Teacher decides on the budget for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in consultation with the school governors on the basis of needs in the school.
The Head Teacher and the SENCO discuss all the information they have about SEND in the school, including:
All resources/training and support are reviewed regularly and changes made as needed.
What are the ‘Ranges of Needs’?
Bradford Council have identified 7 ‘Ranges of Need’ for pupils with SEN. Within a mainstream school it is expected that provision will be made for pupils within Ranges 1-3 (and 4 dependent on the individual child).
If a child has a Statement of Special Educational Need or an Education, Health and Care Plan, in which our school is named, then we provide the support detailed in the plan.
For further information about the Ranges at Sandal School for each area of need please click on guidance from Bradford Metropolitan District Council’s Children’s Services for SEN
What support do we have for you as a parent of a child with SENd at Sandal Primary School?
The class teacher is regularly available to discuss your child’s progress or any concerns you may have and to share information about what is working well at home and school so similar strategies can be used.
The SENCO is available to meet with you to discuss your child’s progress or any concerns/worries you may have.
All information from outside professionals will be discussed with you with the person involved directly, or where this is not possible, in a report.
Graduated Approach Plans will be reviewed with your involvement each term as appropriate.
Homework will be adjusted as needed to your child’s individual needs.
A home/school contact book may be used to support communication with you, when this has been agreed to be useful for you and your child.
There are a number of parent support groups such as Parent Partnership and Bradford Families Information Service.
The school’s Parental Involvement Worker is available to speak to every morning
What are the different types of support available for children with SEND at Sandal Primary School?
Your child will receive:
Quality First Teaching.
Your child may receive:
Specific small group work
Specific targeted work on an individual basis as part of a small group
Specialist individual support or sessions from specialist teachers or other professionals
Specified 1:1 support during lessons and or/ playtimes
Who are the other people providing services to children with a Special Educational Need or Disability in this school?
Autism Spectrum Team
School Nursing Team
Cognition and Learning Service
Educational Psychology Team
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
Health Services as appropriate
SEN Early Intervention Team
Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties Team