Welcome to our SEND area for information and advice, to support parents and children.
At Oldfield Primary school we believe that all children, including those identified as having Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND), have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum which is accessible to them, and to be fully included in all aspects of school life. Our aim is to enable every individual, regardless of ability, to achieve their full potential, to prepare for future life and to become lifelong learners, to develop a thirst for learning and to become good citizens. Within the school, every teacher is a teacher of SEND. All teachers are involved in a continuous cycle of planning, teaching and assessing, considering the differences in pupils’ abilities, aptitudes and interests. Our provision is enhanced by the collaboration of teachers, SENDCo, support staff, external agencies, parents and most importantly the child.
Children are identified as having SEND in a variety of ways including the following:
- Concerns raised by a parent or teacher.
- Liaison with the child’s nursery school/ previous school.
- Liaison with outside agencies e.g. a speech and language therapist (SALT).
- Health diagnosis from a paediatrician.
Through our quality first teaching, planning and provision we:
- Ensure that all children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum which is differentiated to enable children to understand the relevance and purpose of learning.
- Identify, at the earliest possible opportunity, barriers to learning and participation for pupils with SEND.
- Provide good quality and relevant training for all staff members supporting children with SEND.
- Work in partnership with parents and carers, governors and children to ensure the child is at the centre of everything we do.
- Work closely with external agencies and other professionals to hone and develop our provision for children with SEND.
Pupils with SEND will:
- Be included in all aspects of the school day.
- Be provided with quality first teaching, differentiated to their needs.
- Be respected, and their contributions valued and acknowledged.
Pupils with SEND may:
- Have additional adult support and interventions, to support their Phonics, Maths or Literacy learning.
- Take part in social, emotional and physical support interventions such as ELSA, Lego therapy, Bucket time or Fun fit.
- Receive additional support with their speech and language development from a specialist teaching assistant.
- Receive additional resources to aid their learning, such as coloured overlays, coloured exercise books or move and sit cushions.
- Work alongside external agencies such as an Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language therapist, Occupational therapist or SHINE (Autism outreach team) to develop specific targets/programmes tailored to the child’s individual needs.
If parents have a concern relating to their child's learning then this can be initially discussed with their class teacher or with the school SENDCo -Miss McArdle, who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our SEND policy and Local offer can be found here https://rbwm.afcinfo.org.uk/local_offer