Special Educational Needs at St. Philip’s CE Primary School
Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) is Mrs C. Ashton. Our SEN Governor is Miss Sheila Spencer.
Children who have been identified as having special needs fall into several categories; these are children whose needs are “different from and additional to those which can be addressed through normal classroom differentiation.” Mrs Ashton and Miss Moulden ensure that provision is made for all children who are identified as having special educational needs. A record of these children is kept by the school and it is reviewed and updated at least 4 times a year.
We aim to identify pupils of all ability who are underachieving at the earliest opportunity. This is done by a number of in-school assessment and review methods but parental concerns about their child’s progress will always be taken into consideration. Often, their needs can be met through differentiation and intervention programmes. However, it is sometimes necessary to make additional provision through an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and, at this point, additional records are kept. Parents are informed before any such action is taken and consulted at regular intervals thereafter to review progress.
All children are given full access to the National Curriculum and are included and encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities, whatever their additional needs. Further details of the procedures are set out in the school’s Special Educational Needs Policy (SEND Policy).
Mrs Ashton and Miss Moulden are happy to discuss any issues raised; if you would like to meet with either of them, please contact school.