SEN

SENco- Mrs E Baksh

 

Please use the box below to contact Mrs Baksh.

At Senacre Wood Primary School we promote an inclusive ethos and equality of opportunity for all.  We strive to achieve the best outcomes for all of our children as individuals and as members of our school community. We recognise that Quality First Teaching is the greatest tool for ensuring progress for all children. Every child is valued, respected and welcomed to the school regardless of any additional educational need (AEN). We promote equality of opportunity for disabled people: pupils, staff, parents, carers and other people who use the school.

AEN can include children identified with a Special Educational Need (SEN), English as an Additional Language (EAL), Medical needs or where children have been allocated Pupil Premium funding.

Please read our SEN and Disability Policy /SEN Information Report for detailed information about our support for Special Educational Needs /Disability.

 

The school has a policy for Special Educational Needs (SEN) and follows the Code of Practice.

SEN needs are divided into four broad areas;

  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (including behavioural needs),
  • Communication and Interaction needs (including speech and ASD needs),
  • Cognition and Learning needs
  • Physical needs.

Early identification of a child’s Additional Educational Needs (AEN) is made by close consultation with parents and pre-school settings from school entry. Individual pupils are monitored through Senco observations, teacher assessment, pupil progress meetings and provision mapping. When appropriate, referrals are made to specialist teaching and learning services and medical services. Any referral to an outside agency is undertaken with parental consent. Further details can be found in our SEND Local Offer and SEN policy.

Class Teachers attend regular in-school training relating to common occurrence SEN and employ a range of ‘Wave One’ strategies that ensure most common specific learning difficulties are considered in the planning and teaching of all children. Sometimes children need specific support to ensure they progress. We have a dedicated and skilled team of teachers and teaching assistants who are deployed throughout the school. They support the teaching and learning in the classrooms and also lead a range of intervention programmes.  Our team of teaching assistants access regular professional development opportunities via our in-school training programme and, where appropriate, by attending externally provided training.  Additionally, we enlist the services of particular outside agencies to deliver some programmes such as Project Salus (talking therapy), Play Therapy and Beanstalk Readers.

We are committed to ensuring that disabled pupils can participate in the school curriculum, school trips and take an active role in all extra-curricular activities.  The school environment includes step free access to the school building.  There is a designated disabled toilet and grab rails around the school so that pupils can develop independence in self-care skills. Access to the KS2 playground is also step free.

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