Special Educational Needs

Here at St Nicholas and St Laurence CE VA Primary School, we believe in an inclusive environment. We believe that the child is at the centre of everything we do. All children should be happy and enjoy themselves when they are in school. Each child’s individual learning styles should be respected. All children should have high but attainable targets for them to enable them to achieve their full potential. There should be good communication with parents. Every child should be given an appropriate level of support but at the same time be encouraged to become independent in their learning.

To enable this to happen, regular support and training is given to meet the individual needs of the children within their class. There are different support systems in place which give groups of children extra help in the areas they need it; for example fine motor groups, reading groups, numeracy groups, and ELSA groups.

There are groups which are specifically tailored to individuals; occupational therapy programmes, speech and language programmes, and physiotherapy programmes. Children are given challenging but achievable targets which are suited to their own individual needs. Parents are invited in for regular meetings and there is an open door policy to both the class teacher and SENCo at other times.

Our SENCO and person responsible for all SEN is Miss Loader.

Here, at our school, we always:

use our best endeavours to make sure that a child with SEN gets the support they need – this means doing everything we can to meet children and young people’s needs

ensure that children and young people with SEN engage in activities of the school alongside pupils who do not have SEN

inform parents throughout any decisions made about SEN

Please feel free to contact me with any concerns.