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Matching Green C of E (VC) Primary School

SEND

Special Educational Needs and Disability(SEND) School Offer

 

Our Ethos

We are a Church of England School where our pupils learn within a Christian environment, developing an understanding of the values and teachings of the church, as well as a knowledge and respect for all religions, faiths and cultures.

Working closely with parents, governors and the wider community, we provide a caring and happy environment where every child matters and where all children will be nurtured and guided to develop a thirst for learning.

Our school is an inclusive school and offers to meet the needs of all pupils and their families, including those with special educational needs. We have a shared expectation that all pupils, regardless of their special education needs, should be offered inclusive teaching which will enable them to make the best possible progress in school, enabling them to reach their full potential and ensuring they understand that they are a valued member of the school community. The range of support the school can offer will be tailored to individual need following on from assessments by internal and/or external agencies.

At Matching Green we strife to always be learning, achieving and growing.

 

Our work with you and young people

Head Teacher

Miss A Wareham is responsible for the day to day management of all aspects of the school, including the provision for pupils with SEND.  Miss Wareham is currently on maternity leave, Mrs F Reid is our Interim Headteacher currently taking on these responsibilities.

Mrs J Nunn is the school’s SENDCO.

 

Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCO)

Mrs J Nunn is responsible for:

  • Co-ordinating provision for children with SEND and developing the school's SEND policy.
  • Ensuring parents are involved in supporting their child's learning
  • Keeping parents informed about the range and level of support offered to their child
  • Including parents/carers in reviewing how their child is doing
  • Using a range of agencies outside of school who can offer advice and support to help pupils overcome difficulties
  • Providing specialist advice and facilitating training to ensure that all staff are skilled and confident about meeting a range of needs
  • Supporting planning which takes into account individual pupils needs and requirement. Differentiation will be planned in a range of ways to ensure that pupils can experience success and challenge in their learning

 

Class Teachers

The Class Teacher is responsible for:

  • Adapting and refining the curriculum to respond to the strengths and needs of any pupil with SEND in their class
  • Checking on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering additional support if required
  • Contributing to the devising of personalised learning plans, where appropriate, to focus on next steps required to improve your child's learning
  • Ensuring Quality First Teaching and differentiation for pupils with SEND

 

SEND Governor

Mrs J Yates is responsible for supporting the school to develop quality provision and to evaluate the impact of SEND provision across the school.

 

Staff Expertise

An ongoing programme of training is in place to ensure that teachers and learning support staff have the appropriate skills and knowledge in areas that will improve their teaching and support of children with SEND. Our SENDCO holds the SEND accreditation and has extensive knowledge of current local and national initiatives and policies that support pupils with a range of different needs. We also have a specialist dyslexia teacher. Our school SENDTA (Special Education Needs and Disability Teaching Assistant) has undertaken accredited Speech and Language training.

 

Tracking

We assess learning continuously, across the entire curriculum, in order to track progress and make any necessary interventions. Children with individual learning plans/ 1 Plans or Educational Health Care Plans (EHCP) have their progress monitored every term and new targets are introduced as needed. Teachers and Teaching Assistants meet regularly with the SENDCO to discuss children's progress.

 

One Planning

The Class Teacher is responsible for ensuring Quality First teaching and differentiating work to meet the needs of pupils in class. The teacher may put in place, in class interventions to meet the needs of some pupils.  If you have any concerns about your child, your first point of contact would be the Class Teacher.

When children have needs that require additional or different interventions then we will develop a One Plan. The child is at the centre of all One Planning and their views are valued. At a One Planning meeting the child, parents, teacher/LSA or SENCo, and any other professionals involved, will meet to discuss what we can do to support your child. Targets may be set and any interventions set up to achieve them.

The One Plans are reviewed termly. At every review we discuss what is working, and not working. We will consider whether the interventions are supporting your child to make progress in school, whether we need more advice from other agencies, or in a few cases it may be appropriate to apply for Statutory Assessment or an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan).

Pupils with SEN are given equal opportunities to participate in all school activities and roles of responsibilities.

 

Transition

All SEN school records are passed onto secondary schools. Parents of children who have a statement/ EHCP  are invited to discuss transitional provision with the potential secondary school at a Transitional Review

 

Budget

The quality, appropriateness and impact of the overall provision are kept under regular review. The school will use its available budget to meet the needs of all pupils.

 

Personalisation

The curriculum is adapted to ensure all children with SEND have the opportunity to take part in all aspects of school life, including out of school activities.

 

Our Partnerships

The school is a member of the Epping Forest Rural Local Delivery Group which provides a network of support and access to a range of resources and professional advice for children with SEND. The school works closely with a range of professionals for specific needs, including:

  • Educational Psychologists
  • School nurse
  • Speech and Language
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service (EWMHS)
  • SAS (Statutory Assessment Service)
  • Relate counselling
  • Specialist teacher team
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Signposting

A range of policies are available on the school website, or we can provide you with copies upon request. Please see our policies page for more information.

 

For more information on the Essex Local Offer please visit

http://www.essex.gov.uk/Education-Schools/Schools/Special-Education-Needs/Pages/Local-offer.aspx

 

If you require more information about the School's Offer then please contact the school office by phone on 01279 731225 or by e-mail admin@matchinggreen.essex.sch.uk

 

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