Special Educational Needs
Our Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCo) is:
Mrs Hilary Hartley
SEND Local Offer and SEND Information Report/Policy are combined in West Berkshire.
The Children and Families Act (March 2014) requires local authorities to publish a local offer, setting out in one place information about the education, health and social care provision they expect to be available for children and young people in their area who have special educational needs or disabilities – including support for their families. Click here to view ours.
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 specialist teacher.
Mrs Hartley meets regularly with teachers to help them assess children with learning needs, supporting pupils individually as well as working alongside class teachers and our Learning Support Assistants to plan suitable programmes of work and intervention.
If parents/carers, teachers or the 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 Care 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.
A named governor is responsible for monitoring SEN provision and monitors through termly focus visits and reports to governors.
The staff and governors at Streatley 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.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service or SENDIASS is a free, confidential and impartial service for parents and carers, children and young people (up to 25 years). Click here for more information.
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