SEND Information Report
(Completed with Governors)
Our SENDCO is Miss Emma Shankland who is a fully qualified teacher undertaking her NASENDCo award
We are a large mainstream primary with 14 classes. 2 parallel classes in each year group, as well as a morning and afternoon Nursery.
As of July 2022, we currently support 103 pupils (22.5%) throughout school with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) including 12 children (2.61%) who have the protection of an Education Health Care Plan (EHCPlan) with 2 pending with the Local Authority.
We support children with a range of SEND needs including those with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH), Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) ASD, Hearing and Visual Impairments (HI & VI), Physical Difficulty (PD), Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD) and those with a Specific Learning Difficulty (SPLD) such as dyslexia or dyspraxia.
Our school has a number of highly skilled, experienced and friendly support staff that work across the whole school including a forest schools leader, a Learning Mentor, a Behaviour & Inclusion Mentor and a Family Link Mentor. We have 3 diabetic trained staff and 4 HLTA’s and 4 cover supervisors. Our support staff are fully trained in emotion coaching and MAPA de-escalation and distraction techniques. We also have a calm room in which children have a safe place to desensitize – this room has high impact foam walls, soft furnishing, and sensory lightening. We also have 2 afternoon Nurture Groups – Sparklers (our accredited Nurture class) and Rockets. Both classes support a small group of learners who are need of a highly focused Nurturing approach - throughout the school day. We have also supported schools locally and nationally to set up their own Nurture group.
Question 1 (How do we support and assist children with a physical disability?) from the list below sets out our Accessibility Plan in relation to the Equality Act 2010.
If you need further advice, please contact our SENDCo Miss Shankland on 01952 388280 (school office) or alternatively by email firstname.lastname@example.org