Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
We support and value the abilities of all our pupils. It is our duty to provide equal opportunities for every person in our care and a safe learning environment which caters to the needs of every child as an individual. We are committed to inclusion within the school curriculum and participation in all aspects of school life. We provide an exciting, creative and effective learning environment, recognising and responding to individual learning styles. We aim to help each child experience success and to reach their full potential by providing the highest standard of education and care.
A child has special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision made for them.
A child has a learning difficulty or disability if they:
- Have significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; or
- Have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream school
Children are not considered to have a special educational need if they speak English as an additional language.
Our ethos is inclusive and we work hard with families and outside agencies to ensure the best possible educational outcomes for all of our children irrespective of their level of need.
Our aims are:
- To identify children with SEN as early as possible and to ensure their needs are met
- To provide an environment where barriers to learning and participation are reduced to a minimum
- To provide all children with a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum that is differentiated to the needs and abilities of the individual
- To ensure all pupils take a full and active part in school life
- To provide a strong partnership between children, parents/carers and outside agencies to ensure a child’s needs can be met
Categories of SEND
Children’s SEN are generally thought of in the following main areas:
- Cognition and learning - this includes children who have moderate or specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxia
- Communication and interaction - this includes children with speech and language delay and those with difficulties with social communication
- Social, emotional and mental health - this may include children who may be withdrawn or isolated, disruptive, hyperactive or who lack concentration
- Physical or sensory issues - this includes children with impairments including hearing or visual difficulties, or other physical difficulties
Special Educational Needs are categorised in this way in order to enable school to plan provision accordingly.
Salford Council's Local Offer for children and young people with special educational needs
The link above will take you to the website detailing Salford Council's Local Offer for support for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities. It covers information on things to do, information about getting around, health services, help to prepare for adult life or general support and advice.
SEND Complaints Procedure.
If you have any queries regarding the SEND provision we offer please speak to the Phase Leader and SENDCo in the first instance. If they do not resolve your complaint to an acceptable standard please make an appointment to see the Headteacher via the school office. Please also refer to the Complaints Policy.
If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan, you can contact our school caseworker, Heather Graham on 01617780410.
SIASS is also a parental support service accessible to all parents and carers. SIASS staff, Jeanette Lomas and Maureen Fowler are able to listen to your concerns and support you at a meeting with school. SIASS are contactable at SIASS - Salford Information, Advice and support Service [ Parent Partnership] 2rd Floor Unity House, Swinton Civic Centre, Chorley Rd, Salford. M27 5AW, 0161 778 0343
SALFORD FAMILY FORUM
Are you a parent of or do you look after a disabled child or young person?
Would you like to help to develop services in Salford?
Salford Family Forum would love to hear from you:
Phone - 0161 787 9628
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org