Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator is Miss Jo Crathorne.
To contact Jo, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and this will be passed on to her.
All of our classes contain children of all abilities. Each class teacher has special regard to children who, for intellectual, physical or social reasons, may have special individual needs. If the teacher sees the need for additional action, he or she will contact you to discuss their concern so that you can work together in partnership. The School has a comprehensive SEN policy, which is available on request, but in essence we try to identify children with special needs as soon as possible and it is our aim to share our concerns with parents at the outset. We endeavour to keep parents informed of the strategies we are using and hope to enlist their understanding and cooperation.
When a child is identified as having special needs over and above our well-differentiated learning activities, our Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) and Leadership team establish appropriate support. This support is delivered through the class teacher’s daily practice and structured interventions . Our SENCo works with staff offering support, guidance and monitoring learners’ progress. If it is felt that your child would benefit from help of other professionals outside the school, eg. Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language Support, Communication and interaction, we will discuss this with you and arrange appropriate support for your child.
Throughout this process, the School’s SEN policy and the government’s SEN Code of Practice are adhered to. Regular review meetings are held which involve external agencies as appropriate.
All Local Authorities are required to publish their local offer detailing the support they provide for learners with Special Education Needs and Disabilities.
Devon County Council is committed to ensuring that all children and young people have a good start in life. Some children and young people have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and these differing needs mean varied levels of support may be required at different times.
In Devon, we believe that children and young people with SEND should have the expectation to be part of their local community and to be included and educated alongside their peers. We aim to provide a range of support and opportunities to enable this to happen and these can be described as the ’local offer’. This sets out what you can expect to be available to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities aged 0-25 along with Devon’s approach and underlying principles.
To find out more about the local offer, click on the link below to go to the Devon website.
Included are details on what you can expect to be available for children and young people with SEND in Devon across education, health and social care services. We develop and ensure quality of the provision we have along with a range of partners including children, young people and their families.