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Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

 

Holy Trinity CE Primary School is a mainstream inclusive school. We hold a shared expectation that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, should be offered inclusive teaching which will enable them to make the best possible progress in school and feel that they are a valued member of the wider school community.

 

Our approach to providing a positive educational experience for all our pupils, in line with the SEND Code of Practice (2015), is to:

  • ensure high quality teaching;
  • believe in, and promote, early intervention;
  • remove potential barriers to learning;
  • raise both expectations and levels of achievement;
  • provide an environment where children feel safe and can flourish; and
  • work collaboratively with parents/ carers and other professionals.

 

 There are four broad areas of SEND, as follows:

  • Communication and Interaction: This area of need includes children with Autism and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs.
  • Cognition and Learning: This includes children with Specific Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties: This includes any pupil who has an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn.
  • Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties: This area includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.

 

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is Mrs F Fargher who manages and co-ordinates all support for pupils with SEND. She can be contacted on the school number: 01344 620716 or through the school email: holytrinitysunn@rbwm.gov.uk

The SENCo works closely with our SEND governor, Ms B Moss, as well as with parents/carers, headteachers, class teachers and teaching assistants (TAs).

 

The SENCO’s role is to:

  • oversee the assessment of the needs of children with SEND
  • plan with parents/carers and staff to provide appropriate interventions to support children's needs
  • monitor the progress of children with SEND
  • liaise with external professionals and outside agencies and ensure that the advice and planned strategies recommended by professionals are implemented and reviewed
  • signpost parents to agencies and professionals so they can access support for the child and family as appropriate

 

We are fortunate to have a team of highly skilled TAs in the school to support our children. Within the team, staff have specific skills in:

  • speech and language delivery, including ELKLAN trained staff
  • precision monitoring to support those with literacy needs
  • benchmarking for reading comprehension assessment

 

The range of support deployed will be tailored to individual needs following assessment by internal or external agencies. It will be designed to support pupils towards becoming independent and resilient learners and should not be seen in isolation.

 

We have a highly successful ELSA programme in place, for those children who are in need of emotional support. Our ELSA works with our SENCo to deliver appropriate support using a range of strategies, including art therapy, according to need. In addition, we have trained paediatric first aiders on site at all times, and staff who are trained to deliver appropriate medical care for those with:

  • diabetes
  • asthma
  • severe allergies 

 

You can view the school’s SEND Policy by clicking the link at the bottom of this page

 

What is the SEND Information Report?

  • From September 2014 Local Authorities (LA) and schools have been required to publish, and keep under review, information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25. This used to be called the 'Local Offer', but is now known as the School’s SEND Information Report.
  • The intention of the School’s SEND Information Report is to improve choice for families; it is an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area. 

 

You can see Holy Trinity CE Primary School’s SEND Information Report by clicking the link at the bottom of this page

 

What is the Local Offer?

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) also prepares a borough-wide Local Offer. This enables families to see which services are available across education, health, social care, leisure, short breaks, transport and preparing for adulthood, and provides information on how to access them.  You can access the RBWM’s Local Offer at: https://rbwm.afcinfo.org.uk/local_offer


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