Provision at All Saints’ CE Primary for children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities.
In our school we aim to offer excellence and choice to all our children, whatever their ability or needs. We are an inclusive school and are aspirational for all our children. We support children through the removal of barriers to learning and participation. We want all our children to feel that they are a valued part of our school community. Through appropriate curricular provision, we respect the fact that children:
- have different educational and behavioural needs and aspirations;
- require different strategies for learning;
- acquire, assimilate and communicate information at different rates;
- need a range of different teaching approaches and experiences.
The Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator (SENDCo) at All Saints’ is Mrs Rachael Parsons. Mrs. Parsons is a Deputy Headteacher in school and, as part of her role, oversees the provision for children with special needs and disabilities throughout the school. Any parent wishing to discuss their child’s needs with Mrs Parsons is welcome to make an appointment to do so.
SEND at All Saints’
Throughout a child’s life and their time in school it may become apparent (at any time) that they have Special Educational Needs and that they may need provision in school which is additional to and different from that usually delivered in the core curriculum or teaching support levels for their age group.
Special Educational Needs may be a learning difficulty, a physical disability, difficulties with communication and interaction, or social, emotional or mental health needs. If you, or your child’s teacher, think your child has Special Educational Needs, the first thing to do is to meet and discuss all aspects of your child’s progress and development.
When these possible initial needs are first noted the class teacher, with the support of the SENDCO, will provide some additional support in for children’s learning. This may be in the form of additional or differentiated teaching support or may be in the form of timetabling or support resources. Your child’s class teacher (or Mrs. Parsons as SENDCO) may also give you some ideas of things to try at home. Your child’s progress will be closely monitored to see if this support helps your child to make accelerated progress that is sufficient to access their curriculum and learning. If after a period of time, there are still concerns about progress, then we will seek your consent to add your child’s name to the Special Needs Register and produce a Pupil Provision Plan which will be shared with you and developed in partnership with you at regular intervals throughout the year.
All Saints’ SEN Information Report
Our school SEN Information report provides you with details and information about how we tailor and adapt our provision to meet the needs of all pupils including those with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities.
Rochdale’s Local Offer
The Local Authority publishes information about how children with special educational needs and disabilities are supported, both directly by council services, and by a wide range of other services and organisations in our locality.
Rochdale’s Local Offer can be found here.
SEN Code of Practice
Further information which may support you regarding the SEN Code of Practice 2014 can be found here
Independent Advice and Support for Parents
Independent advice and support for parents of children with disabilities or special needs is available from the organisation SENDiass.
For more information please contact Elaine Gansler – Children’s Service Manager between 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday on 01706 769634 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also visit the web page here.
SEND Policies for our school can be found on our website page.