SEND (Special Educational Needs and disabilities)
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
We meet the statutory requirements of the Revised Code of Practice which include Kent’s Local Offer. You can view the Local Authority's offer below.
Our school policy includes:
- The kinds of SEN provided for
- Pathway for identifying pupils with SEN and assessing their needs
- Arrangements for consulting parents and pupils and involving them in their education
- Arrangements for assessing and reviewing progress towards outcomes
- The approach to teaching pupils with SEN
- How adaptations are made to the curriculum
- The expertise and training of staff to support pupils with SEN +D, including how specialist expertise will be secured
- Evaluating the effectiveness of provision
- How pupils with SEN are enabled to engage in activities available to pupils who do not have SEN
- Support for improving social and emotional development
- How the school involves other bodies
- Arrangements for handling complaints
Links between Infant and Junior Schools
Our SEND leaders, Chris Luckhurst (Willesborough Junior School) and Tina Godden (Willesborough Infant School) work together to ensure cohesive and progressive provision across the two school sites, from reception to year six.
If you would like to contact our SEND leader here at the junior school, please call on 01233 620405 or email at: email@example.com.
Transition from year group to year group
All Willesborough Junior School staff provide key information for the next class teacher and teaching assistant. There are timetabled opportunities for the next class teachers and teaching assistants to visit the children in their current class to form relationships and work with the current teacher to ensure that provision remains strong for the child. Joint parent consultation sessions with the current class teacher, new teacher and parents provide a formal opportunity for information sharing to take place.
Transition from Year Two to Year Three
There is a strong transition programme in place for year two children who have additional needs.
- Additional visits for the children
- Social stories and visual resource packages
- Parent, teachers and SENDCO meetings
- Team teaching sessions where the child’s year two and year three practitioner work with the child together.
Our SENDCos, Tina Godden (Infants) and Chris Luckhurst (Juniors) work together throughout the children's learning journey at The Willesborough Schools. They hold joint meetings with parents regarding individual needs, support and progress reviews. They have an established SEN Support Group.
Transition to secondary
Chris Luckhurst, Junior SENDCO, works closely with SEN coordinators from secondary schools. He holds meetings with parents and teachers about the transfer from junior to secondary.
SEN support in school
Children with an Education Health Care Plan and those children in receipt of High Needs funding will have a Personal Provision Plan (PPP), which specifies end of key stage outcomes.
SEN support children will also have SEN outcomes and SMART targets that directly link to the end of key stage outcomes. The continued support and interventions the particular pupil receives will be present on a class provision map and will be reviewed with the parents at least three times a year.
If a child has a medical need, they will have a specific Care Plan which is completed in consultation with parent/carers. The plan is discussed with all staff who are involved with the child. All relevant staff receive regular auto-injector, asthma, epilepsy and diabetic training delivered by the school/nursing team. When necessary, and in agreement with parents/carers, medicines are administrated in school if a child has a specific or long term identified medical need, but only with signed parental consent and with medicines in the original packages.
Equality of Opportunity
There are equal opportunities for all pupils to participate in activities, events and educational visits. Risk assessments are carried out and procedures are put into place to enable all children to fully participate.
Mainstream Core Standards for SEN
Please click the link below to view the parent version of mainstream core standards for SEN: