Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

‘Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are carefully assessed and the vigilant management of their support programmes ensures that they make good progress.’ Ofsted (2011)

Some pupils will, permanently or from time to time, have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of their age. Some may have disabilities that prevent or hinder them from making use of all of the facilities provided for our pupils.

As a school, we are dedicated to giving these children individual consideration and will make special provision for them, working in partnership with outside support agencies where necessary (eg. speech and language therapy services), in order to allow them to fully access the curriculum and make full use of the facilities available to all of our pupils here at Priory Rise.

It is our intention that the needs of all pupils are identified and met as soon as possible. This is usually by the end of the reception year. All children, whether they have special educational needs or not, have an equal opportunity to participate in the full curriculum of the school.

Every effort is made to ensure that the work is suitable, regardless of ability, and that all children feel valued and are able to achieve success.

Our dedicated team of support staff work with small groups of children on intervention programmes for speech and language, reading, literacy and numeracy, to support them in reaching their full potential. These programmes have proved to be very successful and parents are kept fully informed of their child’s progress at parent review meetings. (View our Intervention Impact Analysis for previous terms below)

If you require any further information about our SEN provision, please contact our Special Needs Co-ordinator, Miss Buzzell and she will be happy to assist you with any queries you may have.

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