SEND Information Report / Local Offer Click on title for external link
At Streatley Primary School, the special needs of children are identified through observation, assessment and discussions with parents/carers/previous school records and health agencies e.g. GP, school nurse etc. Parents/carers are consulted at every stage and invited to attend meetings with the SENCO (Special Needs Coordinator) and support services.
The inclusion team regularly help teachers to assess children with learning needs, supporting pupils individually as well as work alongside class teachers and Learning Support Assistants to plan suitable programmes of work and interventions.
If parents/carers, teachers, the Inclusion Team or Head teacher feel that the child’s needs require further advice and guidance from a specialist, a referral to the relevant agency will be made. Again, parents/carers will be consulted at every stage.
Occasionally, a child is issued with an Educational Health Plan. Very occasionally, the process may reveal that a child should attend a school where expert help is available to support their specific needs. However, the majority of children identified as having special needs are catered for by the school and such cases are usually short term.
A named governor is responsible for monitoring SEN provision and monitors through termly focus visits and reports to governors.
The staff and governors atSteatley Primary School are proactive in promoting positive attitudes in children, staff, governors, families, students, volunteers and visitors so that our children can make choices, unhampered by expectations based on gender or role stereotyping. We seek to fulfil the aims of the school regardless of age, gender, ability, (both academic and physical), ethnic origin or socio-economic background of the child. The school adheres to the procedures as set in the Admissions Policy, which does not permit gender, race, colour or disability to be used as criteria for admission.
The school will liaise with the relevant external agencies when assessing the needs and providing for children admitted to the school with particular disabilities.
Disability Discrimination Act
At Streatley Primary School, we are committed to providing a fully accessible environment which values, and includes, all pupils, staff, parents/carers and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. We are further committed to challenging attitudes about disability and accessibility and champion a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.
Parenting Special Children’s mission is to provide specialist parenting support to parents and carers of children and young people with Special Needs, so that they can create positive change in their lives.