Special Educational Needs

As a community school we do everything we can to ensure that every child attending our school can succeed. We recognise that the parent is the child’s first educator and this role is even more important when a child has specific physical, emotional or learning needs. We work closely with parents to make sure that the child can succeed from day one. We are fully committed to providing all children with equal access to a broad, balanced curriculum.

We recognise that each child has their own set of needs and particular learning styles, and therefore differentiate delivery of information, work set and the level of support offered to each child. Termly reviews and action planning take place to make sure that we are putting in place effective support for each child with special educational needs, recognising the importance of acting early on.

The school SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) liaises with parents, specialist services and the teachers to help meet each individual’s need. All staff work together to provide a caring environment, within which, the contributions of all pupils and parents are valued. Staff maintain high expectations for all pupils and continuously provide opportunities for them to succeed and build their self-esteem. The building and facilities have been adapted where necessary to ensure that we comply with disability regulations. Our SEND Policy, practice and provision is reviewed annually in compliance with The Disability Equality Duty.¬†Additional information is available in the SEN Information Report. Any changes and improvements are included in the School’s Improvement Plan. For more information about local services please visit the Essex Local Offer website.

“Specifically tailored programmes and skilled support enable disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs to make good progress” Ofsted Report, September 2012.