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SEN Information Report 2018-2019

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Our Vision

We will nurture each child through their individual learning journey, to develop tolerance, resilience and a thirst for knowledge which will prepare them for the wider world.

Rationale:

 

At Newburn Manor Primary School, we enable all pupils to make the greatest possible progress and achieve their full potential in a caring, supportive and inclusive environment. We ensure that all pupils are supported to reach their potential personally, socially, emotionally and academically regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, physical ability or educational needs.  We are committed to narrowing the attainment gap between SEND and non-SEND pupils. This may include short-term intervention learning programmes, before and after school skills groups and other learning interventions developed to personalise learning. We have very good attendance as pupils want to come to school to experience our high quality learning provision. All children and young people are entitled to an education that enables them to make progress so that they achieve their best, become confident individuals living fulfilling lives, making a successful transition into adulthood.

 

The aim of this report is to give families’ general information about the variety of ways which we support children.  At Newburn Manor Primary, we recognise that each child is unique and they will therefore receive support to reflect their individual needs. The strategies, resources and support explained are continually developed to meet the needs of our children.  We recognise, and value, the need for a full range of educational and pastoral support. In addition to a fully qualified SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) and SENTA (Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant) we work very closely with various professionals from a wide range of outside agencies. 

 

Parents can also contact their local Newcastle Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service for impartial information, advice and support in relation to their child’s SEN and/or disability.  Newcastle Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service (SEND IASS) can be contacted on 0191 284 0480 or by email at sendiassadmin@newcastle.gov.uk  ask for Judith Lane or Sarah Francis.

 

On our school website you can find links to other useful SEN information including our policies on SEN, Inclusion and Behaviour management. You will also find a link to Newcastle’s Local Offer on our SEN page which will outline different agencies and services which will be able to provide more support and guidance for specific special educational needs.

 

If you would like further information about what Newburn Manor Primary can offer, please contact our SENCO, Mrs L. Howse, by phone on 0191 2674533

 

There are a number of reasons why a child may be identified as having SEN:

  • They are having significant difficulty with their learning and making far less progress than would be expected.
  • They have a specific learning difficulty, for example dyslexia. 
  • They have emotional or mental health difficulties.
  • They have difficulties with social communication and interaction.
  • They have sensory and/or physical needs, for example a hearing impairment.

 

For all children at Newburn Manor Primary with SEN:

 

  • We use child friendly individual education plans (IEPs) which clearly state the child’s area(s) of need, their targets and the provision and resources to be implemented to support them in meeting the targets set for them.
  • We involve the child, parents or carers and key staff members in the writing, implementing and reviewing of individual education plans.
  • We deliver high quality teaching, differentiating the curriculum and our resources to meet the needs of individual children and to promote pupil progress.
  • We seek support and advice from a range of outside agencies to ensure barriers to success are fully identified and responded to.
  • We operate a graduated response based upon need; assess, plan, do, review
  • We ensure that there is access to teaching and learning for pupils with SEN which is monitored through the school’s self-evaluation process. Lessons are as inclusive as possible with adjustments made depending on need.
  • Teaching resources are routinely evaluated to ensure they are accessible to all pupils.
  • All school-related activities are evaluated in terms of their positive impact on the learning success and inclusion of pupils with SEN.
  • We ensure that our school activities and trips, as far as possible, are accessible to all our SEN children.
  • Support staff are placed where they are needed throughout the school to ensure pupil progress, independence and value for money.
  • All staff have completed and continued to receive, on-going training in relation to meeting pupils’ needs in the classroom.
  • We have a fully qualified SENCO and SENTA who can provide advice and guidance to staff.
  • Support is offered to families and they are signposted to services and organisations which may offer appropriate support or advice via the Newcastle Local Offer.
  • We offer support to all pupils and parents during periods of transition; Early Years to Key Stage 1, Year 6 to Secondary School
  • We liaise closely with secondary schools at transition times to ensure that SEN pupil information is clearly communicated and recommendations are heard so that the move to secondary school is as smooth as possible.
  • We work in partnership with parents and carers to meet the needs of individual pupils.

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