Special Educational Needs and Disability
Miss Lucy Sheen, our Class 4 teacher, is the new SEND co-ordinator for our school. She is supported by the other SENDCOs in our Multi Academy Trust. She is undertaking the Government's SEN qualification and has experience of working with pupils with SEND and EAL. She also attends regular MAT and Local Authority update meetings in order to help our schools deliver the best SEND provision for our children who need extra support.
Miss Sheen attends meetings with pupils on a high level of SEN support e.g. those who have need of external agencies such as the Educational Psychologist or Speech and Language support. She will lead staff in creating One Page Profiles (OPP) which summarise key information about the child and their targets. She can also attend meetings with professionals for parents and with parents e.g. the paediatrician in order to support families and gain the best outcomes for pupils.
In our school Miss Sheen liaises with all classteachers and also with Mrs Gemma Rigby, who is our SEN lead Teaching Assistant for pupils in Y2-Y5. Mrs Rigby delivers the intervention programmes and evaluates these with staff and Miss Sheen on a ten weekly basis. Mrs Bourne, a HLTA in our school and also the C5 T.A,. delivers SEN programmes to children in C5. In C1 children have SEN needs delivered by staff and this is also overviewed by Miss Sheen in regular discussions with staff. In all cases, children who are able to have their needs met in the classroom are managed day to day by teachers and TAs but they liaise with Miss Sheen. All the pupils in need of support or extra intervention are on our school provision map. This is reviewed with Mrs Green regularly. Their progress and attainment is reviewed by the headteacher and the Governing Body Curriculum and Standards Committee.