Chorley All Saints Church Of England Primary School And Nursery Unit

Love to Learn, Together with the Lord

Special Educational Needs

 

 Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can affect a child or young person’s ability to learn. They can affect their:

  • behaviour or ability to socialise, for example they struggle to make friends
  • reading and writing, for example because they have dyslexia
  • ability to understand things
  • concentration levels, for example because they have ADHD
  • physical ability

                                                                                                                  (www.gov.uk/children-with-special-educational-needs )

 

A proportion of children who attend All Saints' Primary School and Nursery may require some additional support (either physical, intellectual, emotional, social or behavioural) for all or part of their school career. There may be times when parents become concerned about their child's development.

If this is the case, please talk to your child’s class teacher. They will then discuss this  further with Miss Platt, our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator [SENCo] and discuss ways to help accelerate progress and support their academic and emotional development.

Pupils with SEND will be admitted to school in line with the school admission policy. The school is aware of the statutory requirements of the SEN and Disability Act and will meet the acts requirement accordingly. 

If your child is going to attend Chorley All Saints' CE Primary School and Nursery Unit and currently attends a pre-school and you are aware they are going to need specialist support; or you think they are not meeting the developmental age related milestones please contact us as soon as possible.  The earlier we know about your child's needs, the earlier we can put things in place.

In school, there are a number of interventions we use as part of everyday learning. If we need specialist support or your child needs to have extra funding in order to ensure they can access the curriculum, the process to get that support can take over a year. It is therefore vital that the school knows early so that we can start the process of collecting evidence to show what support is needed.

Please read our Special Educational Needs  Information Report for more information on how Chorley All Saints' CE Primary School supports your child.

Special Educational Needs Information Report 2022.pdf

INTENT

 

At Chorley All Saints Primary School and Nursery Unit our aims for SEND are: 

 

  • Early identification and intervention for SEND to ensure that progress and opportunities are maximized. 
  • Access for all children to a broad and balanced curriculum which is differentiated or individualized to enable them to understand the relevance and purpose of learning. 
  • An accessible learning environment tailored to the individual needs of all pupils.
  • To develop children’s independence and life skills. 
  • Regular monitoring of the progress of children with SEND, using a child centred approach. 
  • To provide good quality and relevant training for all staff members supporting children with SEND. 
  • To work in partnership with parents and carers. 
  • To work closely with external agencies and other professionals to support our families and develop our provision for children with SEND.

 

IMPLEMENTATION 

At Chorley All Saints CE Primary School, every teacher is a teacher of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Inclusion is a thread that runs through every area of the school enhanced by collaboration between the senior leaders, teachers, support staff, external agencies, parents and most importantly, the child.  Whilst our curriculum aims to build on the key skills in reading, writing and maths, this is not at the cost of other aspects of the curriculum such as the foundation subjects and developing social, emotional and mental health skills.

 

At Chorley All Saints CE Primary School pupils with SEND will:  

  • Be included in all aspects of school life. 
  • Be provided with quality first teaching, adapted teaching or individualized teaching targeted to their needs.
  • Be respected and their contributions valued and celebrated.

 

At Chorley All Saints CE Primary School, pupils with SEND may:  

  • Have specific 1:1 or small group intervention to support their learning.
  • Have individualised or group speech and language support.
  • Have additional support from our SENCo, Family Support Worker or Learning Mentor.
  • Take part in social and emotional support interventions such as Socially Speaking, Time to Talk, Lego Therapy or Nurture sessions. 
  • Have access to the Nurture room or Sensory Room.
  • Be supported by external agencies such as Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist or Physio to develop specific targets/programmes tailored to the child’s individual needs.

 

At Chorley All Saints CE Primary School we follow the graduated approach using assess, plan, do and review. Individualized or group targets are regularly monitored and reviewed alongside the child’s progress. All teachers and support staff are made aware of their needs, the outcomes sought, the support provided and any strategies or approaches that are required or recommended.

 The school is committed to working in partnership with parents and children and recognise that parents and carers know their children best and have a unique insight into how their child learns. We believe that good two-way communication between school and home is essential. The school is also keen to support with strategies which may help at school.

 Sometimes it may not be clear about why a child is finding aspects of school or learning difficult. Parents, carers and school may agree that further advice should be sought and may ask for further assessment or advice from other services.

Accordingly, school also funds regular input and support from: 

  • An Educational Psychologist
  • A Speech and Language Therapist
  • A School Counsellor 

 

IMPACT

  • We are proud of the impact our school has on children with a SEND need and that they feel happy, appreciated, fulfilled and cared for in our school
  • Children demonstrate high levels of engagement in activities, developing their academic, speaking, listening and social skills.
  • Children with SEND make good progress at Chorley All Saints' from their starting points due to the use of resources and small group or 1 to 1 interventions which meets the needs of the pupils.
  • They show confidence and resilience in the classroom.
  • All the above means that on leaving Chorley All Saints' CE Primary School, children with SEND have developed good independence and skills to support them throughout life.

Extra support and guidance available

Please find attached our SEN policy

SEN-Policy- 2020.rtf

Lancashire County Council's local offer can be found here:
https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities/

Lancashire's SEND Specialist Teaching Service have also produced GEMs which have been put together to demonstrate good engagement methods and practise to support children and young people with SEND. These support children with ADHD, Autism, Anger and other areas of Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties including bereavement.

These can be found here:

https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/send-specialist-teaching-service/news-and-resources/inclusion-and-engagement-support-team/good-engagement-methods/ 

 

In additional to the GEMS, these links may also help you as a parent or carer understand your child's learning needs or diagnosis, plus provide you with any specialist support you may need.

 https://www.autism.org.uk/

https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/

https://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/

 https://adhdfoundation.org.uk/