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Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)
We believe in inclusive education and aim to meet the needs of all children regardless of learning difficulty, disability, disadvantage or special educational needs.
We know that all children are entitled to have their individual needs met so that they can achieve their potential across the early years curriculum. We seek positive solutions to provide equality of opportunity for children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities so that they are able to learn alongside their peers. All staff have high expectations for children and plan differentiated learning to build on what children know and understand. Staff know their key group very well and children are continually assessed so that Special Educational Needs & Disabilities are identified as early as possible. Parents are involved at the earliest opportunity, so that they are fully involved in decisions and support can be put into place.
Our purpose built nursery learning environment is all on one level with accessible toilets for children and adults and we encourage independent learning though our planning and resourcing according to children’s needs and interests.
The Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Coordinator’s (SENCO) role is to coordinate extra support the child may need within the school, and arrange for external support services who may observe, give advice and provide support for your child. The SENCO then coordinates review meetings and Education Health and Care Plans with parents and carers and external agencies.
Our Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Coordinator (SENCO) is Trevor Stewart (Assistant Head Teacher) and our Assistant SENCO is Helen Cox (Teaching Assistant). Our named governor with responsibility for SEND is Nicola Shergold-Clevett.
The SEND Governor’s role is to meet with the SENCO regularly to discuss the progress and attainment of children in school and to ensure they are being supported by the right services. The SENCO provides a written report to the Governing Body every term about the learning and development of children with SEND.