Our school is proud of our strong inclusive values and ethos, where happy children can be successful learners. We strive to enable our pupils to reach their full potential through creating a rich and diverse learning environment and an atmosphere of encouragement, acceptance and respect that is sensitive to individual needs.
When a child is identified as having a learning, physical, behavioural or emotional difficulty that requires special educational provision to be made then this is described as Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (“SEND”). The school has a Specialist Resourced Provision (SRP) for children who have identified moderate to severe learning needs, including global developmental delay, Down’s Syndrome and other genetic conditions that affect their learning.
Some children at our school may be identified as requiring additional support in at least one of the following four areas:
•Cognition and learning
•Communication and interaction
•Social, emotional and mental health
•Sensory and physical
The principle of early identification and intervention underpins our approach to identifying those pupils who need extra help. Sometimes, despite high quality first teaching and additional support, some pupils may continue to make insufficient progress; in these instances we may need to consult with outside agencies to receive more specialised expertise, such as that available through Educational Psychology Service, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and the School Health Team.
For more information on all that we offer children with a Special Educational Need and/or Disability, please download our full SEND Information Report below. Should you require paper copies of any of our policies or documents please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to post them to you.
Alternatively please contact Mrs Baker our SENCo (KS2) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Send Local Officer for Kingston and Richmond - a website containing information about services and support for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities, and their families, in Kingston and Richmond. www.kr.afcinfo.org.uk/local_offer
Kingston Parent Carer Forum Phone: 07930 212 743 Email: email@example.com
SEND Information, Advice and Support (SENDIASS) Phone: 020 3793 9596 Email: RichmondKingston@kids.org.uk
Website: Richmond and Kingston SENDIASS
Special Educational Needs and Disability Register
All local authorities must have a record or register of children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) in their area. If you live in either Kingston or Richmond, we encourage anyone whose family includes a child or young person who has a special educational need or disability to register.
Everyone on the register will benefit from:
• Information about support, services, activities and events
• Information aimed at young people with disabilities
• Opportunities to have your say about the services that are important to you
• The knowledge that your anonymous statistical data is helping to plan and improve services