Special Educational Needs and Disability
Our school employs a SEND co-ordinator, Mrs Sam Barratt, who is the Inclusion Manager at the Havelock schools - part of our Multi Academy Trust. She is fully qualified in the Government's SEN qualification and experienced in this role. She also attends regular update meetings in order to help our schools deliver the best SEND provision for our children who need extra support.
Mrs Barratt 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 Mrs Barratt 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 Mrs Barratt 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 Mrs Barratt 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 Mrs Barratt. All the pupils in need of support or extra intervention are on our school provision map. Their progress and attainment is reviewed by the headteacher and the Governing Body Curriculum and Standards Committee.