Alfred Sutton Primary School is an inclusive school and we believe in the equality and equity of opportunities for all children including those whose needs are defined in the Special Educational Needs and /or Disabilities Code of Practice 2014 under these four areas:
• Communication and interaction
• Cognition and Learning
• Social, emotional and mental health
• Sensory and/or physical needs
We are committed to providing an excellent education to all, regardless of need. We work hard to overcome barriers to learning in order to support every child to succeed academically and to become a well-rounded individual.
The school has clearly set out admissions criteria. If a pupil has an Education and health Care (EHC) Plan, there is a process by which parents can name the school as their first choice. In this case, the Local Authority will approach the school on the parents’ behalf. The Headteacher, in consultation with the Governing Board, will consider whether the school can meet all the specific needs of the pupil.
Alfred Sutton Primary is committed to serving the needs of all pupils. The ethos of the school is inclusive and offers the highest quality provision to all. Parents know their child best and they are encouraged to work in partnership with the school to ensure that the desired outcomes for their child are achieved. We endeavour to afford parents as much information and support as possible to enable them to participate in this process from a position of knowledge and confidence. If a pupil’s needs are complex or profound it may be suggested, in consultation with parents, that the Local Authority is approached for a single assessment, which will involve parents and significant professionals meeting to discuss and consider whether the Local Authority should provide extra resources to support that pupil. Resources could include additional staff hours, special equipment or the attendance at a school with specialist resourced support. This additional provision, known as an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP), formerly a Statement of SEN, is reviewed annually or sooner if required. The parents, teacher, SENCO, pupil and other appropriate professional are involved in this process. Additional support is offered on an equitable basis. Those with the greatest need receive the highest level of support. All support programmes that are implemented are evaluated for the impact that they have had on children’s progress. Pupils receiving SEND support make exceptional progress at our school. Intervention programmes are highly successful; the outcomes pupils achieve clearly demonstrate that they work. It is rare for a child to leave the school having not reached the government’s expected national standards for the end of Key Stage 2.
The Local Offer provides information about services that children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for you.
A school’s Local Offer is to inform parents about:
• How we welcome into our school children with SEND
• How we support them in all aspects of aspects of school life and remove barriers to achievement
• How we work in close partnership with parents and children
• How we make effective provision for all of our children with SEND
Our SENCo is Mrs Sarah Tweddle email@example.com