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Welcome to our SEND Parent Information Page
At Crockerne Church of England Primary School, we work very hard to help pupils to develop the skills and knowledge they need to have a bright and positive future.
Crockerne C of E School is whole heartily committed to an inclusive approach. We welcome everyone into our school community and ensure that we deliver the best education for all children, enabling all to achieve their full potential.
We understand that no one child is the same, and some children will have different learning needs to others. We aim to support all out children in any way we can.
Our Special Educational Needs Manager is Sharon Alsop, who may be contacted in the first instance through the main school email, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is SEND?
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) is when a child or young person has a learning difficulty or disability which requires them to have extra help and support in their learning.
SEND can be broken down into four main areas:
• Communication and interaction
• Learning difficulties
• Social, emotional and mental health
• Physical and sensory
What do I do if I think my child has SEND?
If you think your child needs extra support, you should talk to their class teacher. They will be able to advise you on the next steps and support we offer.
How will you support my child if they are identified as having SEND?
We believe that each child has individual and unique needs, and recognise that some children may require more support than others. Every child at Crockerne, regardless of special educational needs, is entitled to a successful and positive learning experience.
The support we offer will depend on the needs of your child. Our Special Educational Needs Team, Sharon Alsop and William Brogan, are on hand to advise and implement the best way to support SEND children. This might be something as small as a slight change in the way we teach a subject, or it may be that your child needs to be withdrawn briefly from the classroom, individually or in a group, to work with an adult to develop their learning through specific interventions.
Inclusion is about equal opportunities for all. We are a reflective school, who continually adapts their practice on order to meet the needs of all our school community. We believe strongly that all children should play a positive role in society where diversity is recognised and respected, where every person is valued equally and should have the same opportunity to realise their full potential.
We carefully monitor the achievements and well-being of all our learners in order to ensure that we provide appropriate provision that is adaptable to meet their changing needs. We use a variety of access arrangements and teaching styles to ensure that all pupils are provided with an appropriate and accessible curriculum, which allows them to develop and progress at their own level. All children within the School, regardless of their level of ability and any disability or special educational needs they may have, are valued for their individual contributions. We use our best endeavours to meet each child's needs and make reasonable adjustments to enable children and their families to participate fully in the life of the School.
Support at Crockerne
The School's special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) and class teachers cater for children's varying needs and abilities through carefully planned and differentiated activities. Some children need particular support during their time at primary school, either for a short period of a few terms, or more continuously. We seek to identify and assess such 'special educational needs' promptly, in consultation with parents. Where appropriate, we develop an individual profile and provision map, in consultation with the child's teacher and parents. We also actively seek and take into account the views of the child with the aim of engaging all children with their own learning objectives. Children may receive help individually or in a small group according to their individualised programme. Their progress is regularly monitored.
Visual Impairment Team
Hearing Impairment Team
Supportive Parents delivers the ‘SENDIAS’ (Special Educational Needs & Disability Information Advice & Support) service for three local authorities; Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. The service is free, confidential and impartial and available to all children and young people up to 25 with SEND, and their families, as well as to Professionals working in SEND. The SENDIAS service covers all aspects of special educational needs (SEND), from providing information and guidance to address earliest concerns, to helping with complex legal processes like statutory assessments, Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP), mediation, appeals, exclusions and complaints.
To access Supportive Parents and to speak to one of their trained advisors, please call their Information, advice and support Line on 0117 9897725 or email them at email@example.com. The service is open from 9.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, with an answerphone available at all other times.
If you have any queries, questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact us, Mrs Sharon Alsop or Mr William Brogan. If you wish to contact us via email, we will aim to get back to you within 5 working days. However, if you would prefer to make an appointment or speak to us over the telephone, please call: (01275) 372659.
Thank you from your SEND Team
Sharon Alsop (SEND Lead) and William Brogan ( SENDCo)