Bishop Martin C.E Primary School SEN Report – September 2014 . Bishop Martin C. of E. Primary School School Name and Address Telephone 01695 724730 Number Birkrig Digmoor Website Skelmersdale Address www.bishopmartin.lancs.sch.uk Lancs WN8 9BN Does the school specialise in meeting the needs of children with a particular type of SEN? What age range of pupils does the school cater for? Name and contact details of school SENCO No 3 to 11 years Ms K. Harvey(SENCo) email@example.com Accessibility and Inclusion What the school provides The school is split into an infant and junior building. The school is fully wheelchair accessible into the main entrances. However, four of our junior classrooms are located upstairs and we have no lift access at present. There is a ramp into our Early Years unit (ages 3-5) but the outdoor learning environment is accessed down steps where no ramp is present. The infant classrooms have wheelchair access through external doors but there are steps within two of our infant classrooms. In the event of a child with a wheelchair or other such disability aid being admitted to school every effort would be made to re-locate the class to a suitable location within the school for easy access. There are accessible parking spaces available for disabled persons and disabled toilets are available for in both buildings for wheelchair users if the need should arise. Information is available on the school website and a community noticeboard in addition to regular newsletters. Furniture is modern and of a suitable height appropriate to the age group of children being taught in that classroom. The school has a range of ICT programmes for pupils with SEN in addition to IPADs, headphones, computers and interactive whiteboards installed in every classroom. Teaching and Learning What the school provides Class teachers continually monitor and track progress and attainment of each child. The class teacher informs the parents at the earliest opportunity to alert them to concerns and enlist their active help and participation. The tracking data is monitored and moderated by the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). Referrals to the SEN team can be made by teachers if progress or attainment is a concern. Referrals can also be made by teachers who would like to develop their own understanding of how to cater for varying needs. Teachers can request further information, support materials, strategies and WAVE 3 (1:1 tailored) intervention materials/support. Early identification is vital and outside agencies can help and advice on the provision of intervention strategies. The school works closely with the local paediatrician and health professionals and referrals can be made to these external agencies in order to provide the best possible support for our children. For children who are experiencing learning difficulties within the classroom we liaise with parents to have eye tests and hearing tests at the local health centres to rule out any potential difficulties. We also carry out Visual Stress tests and are able to provide coloured overlays and coloured workbooks in order to support children with visual stress issues. The class teacher and the SENCO assess and monitor the children’s progress in line with existing school practices. The SENCO works closely with parents and teachers to plan an appropriate programme of intervention and support. The assessment of children reflects as far as possible their participation in the whole curriculum of the school. The class teacher and the SENCO can break down the assessment into smaller steps in order to aid progress and provide detailed and accurate indicators. Children can be screened for dyslexia within school and may be assessed by outside agencies such as IDSS if the school deems this as appropriate. Each class has the benefit of at least one Teaching Assistant. In the case of children with hearing impairment (HI), Visual impairment (VI) or medical needs, specialist support, equipment and training is provided by IDSS, School nurses or other professionals as appropriate. Many staff have received first Aid and/or paediatric first aid. When sitting examinations children with SEN can be supported 1 to 1 (Statement/EHC), have timed breaks, be granted additional time, sit exams in a quiet setting in a small group to aid concentration (as appropriate for the needs of the child). SEN children have provisions mapped. Records of the type of intervention a pupil is receiving, the duration, pupils’ progress throughout the school are kept and monitored. The Target Tracker also tracks progress and provides data, monitoring pupils who are receiving the Pupil Premium as well as pupils with SEN. Reviewing and Evaluating Outcomes What the school provides Children who currently have a statement of Special Educational Needs have an individual plan which incorporates all their needs, support and agency involvement. Parents contribute to and take part in Annual Reviews and receive copies of all relevant paperwork concerning their child. Pupils are also asked to make a contribution to the review. Individual plans are produced termly or half termly depending on the circumstance and pupil and the school operates an Open Door policy with regards to any concerns a parent may have. Pupils’ progress is monitored throughout the school and Pupils with SEN are monitored also on the Provision Map. For those children who do not yet have a statement/EHC but have a variety of needs and individual plan is still used to ensure that the appropriate support is put in place. All children with SEN which affect learning have provisions planned by the class teacher in 3 waves (wave 1 is quality teaching for all, wave 2 is small group support and wave 3 is 1:1 support). These provisions are monitored by the SENCo and Senior Leadership Team. Keeping Children Safe What the school provides The Head Teacher, School Business Manager and Site Supervisor carry out Risk Assessments where necessary. There are parking areas by the school for pick up and drop off points. The school operates a Walking bus, targeted at specific children. Children on this bur wear High visibility vests and are reminded daily of Road/stranger dangers and safety. The school runs a breakfast club from 8-8.40 each morning. This is accessed through the main infant entrance. A member of staff greets each child at the door and registers them into the breakfast club. After the club children are supervised on the playgrounds until class time. Members of staff are always available in the mornings and at the end of the school day either on the gate or within the entrances to school. Infant children are all handed over directly to the person collecting them at the end of the day. A teacher supervises each playtime in addition to Support Staff. At lunchtime Welfare Assistants and Support Staff supervise and assist children in their play. They also supervise children in the different play/social areas. Children may access the indoor activities and clubs at lunchtime if desired. Support is available in every class but some classes have additional adult support if required. Parents can access the Anti-Bullying Policy on the new school website. Health (including Emotional Health and Wellbeing) What the school provides School holds medical information for every child. All medicine is recorded on a log along with details of dosage and frequency and parents sign to grant authorisation to the school to administer to their child. When advised by parents and/or other professionals that a Care Plan needs to be in place all parties meet to draw up the plan. Care plans are displayed in medical areas in the Infant and Junior buildings. Care plans are passed on to the relevant Class Teacher and the master copy is kept in SEN records and in the central admin office. All support and teaching staff are kept regularly up to date with First Aid Training to ensure staff is familiar with what action to take in the event of an emergency. In addition, epilepsy training has been provided by the School Nurse or other NHS professional to ensure the relevant staff is conversant with the appropriate action or medical procedure required, including emergency administration of medicine. Meetings with the appropriate NHS professionals are arranged as appropriate to a child’s needs. Medicines are kept in a locked store accessed by named staff. Inhalers are stored appropriately where they can be accessed when needed. First Aiders are always available. Names of qualified first aiders are displayed around school. Communication with Parents What the school provides The website contains details of all staff currently employed by the school and the School Prospectus also provides this information. The School operates an Open Door policy and has open evenings and 2 parent evenings a year to provide opportunities for parents to discuss the progress of their child. Our EYFS unit holds Open days to give prospective parents a chance to visit the school and discuss any needs. Children who are new to the school are encouraged to visit with parents before admission. At the end of the school year a report is sent to parents with information about progress in all curriculum areas. Parents can comment on this report or discuss with the teacher. Working Together What the school provides There is School Council, a Sports Council and a School Worship Group for pupils to contribute their own views. Parents can have their say about their child in Parent Evenings, Annual Reviews, Individual Plan reviews. There is an SEN governor who liaises with the SENCo. Elections to the Governing Body are held in the event a vacancy arises. The school holds community events such as fairs and church events. What help and support is available for the family? What the school provides The Class Teacher or Head Teacher can offer help with forms if this is required. paperwork linked with needs. The SENCo can assist in There is a Community Notice board which contains additional information of upcoming events or general useful information e.g. Drop in Centres etc. A weekly newsletter goes out to parents and is available online and in the Community Noticeboard. If a pupil requires a Travel plan this would be dealt with by the class teacher, SENCO and Head Teacher if required. Transition to Secondary School What the school provides Each Year pupils visit their forthcoming Secondary School for taster sessions. Teachers from local High School teach Spanish, PE etc at different times throughout the year in Year 6. Year 6 teacher, along with SENCO and Learning Mentor meet with High School regarding each child. Extra transition days arranged with High School for any children that may benefit from this. High School teachers come in to take transition sessions with children in the Summer term. SEAL lessons in class discuss changes and relationships. Extra Curricular Activities What the school provides Daily Breakfast Club available to all pupils free of charge. There are opportunities for pupils to take part in a range of lunch time and after school clubs all provided free of charge. Clubs include: a range of sports, crafts and leisure clubs as well as curriculum linked clubs. These change regularly. School also provides morning booster sessions for children in Year 6 free of charge. All children are invited to attend the clubs that are appropriate for their age. Parents are provided with details for school holiday clubs in the local area.