At Mount Stewart Junior School, we aim to identify, at the earliest opportunity, all children who need special consideration to support their physical, sensory, social, emotional, communication or cognitive development. This is done with due regard to the SEND Code of Practice 2014 and in accordance with current regulations.
Pupils with SEND will have access to a broad and balanced curriculum through quality first teaching. We also provide additional and different provision, in order to support pupils when necessary.
Interventions and provisions are personalised, in order to remove any barriers to learning. We use rigorous systems to monitor pupil progress and maximise learning. Our goal is to ensure that all children have access to the curriculum and in school activities, in order to achieve their full potential.
Identifying children’s additional needs
This starts from our first contact with parents and carers when a child enters our school. We are pro-active in identifying any additional needs early, including the needs of children with statements who are transferring in from nursery, so that we can provide the appropriate intervention to match the needs. We work with a range of outside agencies from Education, Health and Social Care, to ensure that pupils receive the correct support.
Involving parents/carers and pupils in planning support
Parents can approach their child’s class teacher at any time if they are worried about their child’s progress. Parental involvement is crucial in supporting a child’s learning. Parents will be invited to meet with the class teacher and SENDCO to discuss the provisions for their child. They will obtain advice on how to help at home, e.g. managing behaviour or other strategies. Regular contact between home and school are encouraged. Copies of any specialist assessment reports are given to parents and can be discussed with the SENDCO and class teacher.
Please find the link to our SEND Information Report below. If you have any queries, please contact Jean Garten on the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org