Special Educational Needs - Local Offer

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Special Educational Needs - Annual Report

 

Section 317 (5) of EA 1996 SEN Needs duties of governing bodies in relation to special educational needs.

 

The Godolphin Junior School Academy

 

Annual Report to Parents on the Implementation of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Policy

 

 

Schools have a duty to report annually to all parents on the provision for SEN and implementation of their disability equality scheme. 

 

Children with special educational needs all have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. These children may need extra or different help from that given to other children of the same age.

 

The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice lies at the heart of the school’s SEN policy and sets out the processes and procedures that all organisations should follow to meet the needs of children. The Code describes a graduated approach which recognises that children learn in different ways and can have different kinds of SEN. So increasingly, step-by-step support and specialist expertise can be put in place to help overcome the difficulties that a child may have. If further support is required the school may request a statutory assessment of special needs, which may result in an EHC Plan being issued to the child.

 

The school's SEN policy can be found here.

 

  

Inclusion Leader:       Mrs J Mudhar

 

SENCo:                      Mrs A Tudor

 

SEN Governor:           TBC

 

External Agencies

 

The following agencies have supported SEN pupils throughout the year.

  • Educational Psychologist
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Art Therapist
  • Sensory Consortium
  • CAMHS
  • SEBDOS

  

Staff Development

 

Staff have attended continued professional development in the following areas:

  • New SEND Code of practice
  • Autistic Spectrum Training
  • Working Memory
  • Solution Circle Support
  • Promoting Mathematical Learning
  • Ruth Miskin Phonics training

Number of pupils with SEN

 

 

2014-2015

2015-2016

SEN Supported

29

TBC

Statement

10

11

 

Parent Communication

 

Parents and Carers are updated regularly on their children’s progress. The SENCo is available for parent consultations on request.

For a summary of the Code of Practice visit

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers

 

To see the Local Education Authority and School Offer, please click here.

   

Liaison with School Partners

 

Strong links exist with the local Infant and Secondary schools. Meetings take place between SENCo’s to ensure accurate and efficient transfer of records and information in order to minimise the disruption of support levels for pupils transferring to schools. Separate transition and induction visits are set up for pupils with SEN where required. 

 

PARENT PARTNERSHIP SERVICES (PPS) OFFERS FREE, CONFIDENTIAL ADVICE, INFORMATION AND SUPPORT TO PARENTS AND CARERS ABOUT SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS. PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: HTTP://WWW.PARENTPARTNERSHIP.ORG.UK/