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Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)
Article 29: Education must develop every child's personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child's respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures and the environment.
Article 23: A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life in conditions that promote dignity, independence and an active role in the community. Governments must do all they can to provide free care and assistance to children with a disability.
At Goodway Nursery School we follow the Government Guidelines which have been outlined in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 2015 (please follow the link below for further details).
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.
At Goodway Nursery School our SENCo is Lucy Collins. The role of the SENCo is to coordinate extra support that your 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 for Early Support Plan and Education Health and Care Plans with parents, carers and external agencies.
We work with a range of external agencies in order to tailor the best possible provision for your child. These include Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapy, Communication & Autism Team, Physiotherapy, Health Visitors and Hospital teams where necessary.
For more specific information about our school approach, please see our Special Educational Needs policy, which can be found on our Policies page. Or click on the link below;
For information about the Birmingham Local Offer and support in the city, please follow the link below.
Our named governor with responsibility for SEND is Saleca. 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.
You can contact our SEND Governor by emailing; email@example.com, or by phoning 0121 464 3078
Updated April 2023