We endeavour to underpin a high level of expertise and training of staff to support children and young people with SEND throughout their education. Under the new Code of Practice (2014) - all “teachers are responsible and accountable for the progress and development of all the pupils in their class, including where pupils access support from teaching assistants or specialist staff”. SEN code of practice 2014, page 88.
Quality first teaching is monitored throughout all classes by members of senior leadership to ensure that all pupils needs are met by teachers having a good understanding of how to provide differentiated resources and experiences. This will be achieved through a planned programme of professional development for teachers and staff to ensure that this understanding is well established and executed at all times. All staff will be made aware of the new code of Practice and how this will affect current practice and link into the new curriculum. Information will be regularly updated and circulated between staff. Some staff will receive further specialised training opportunities and will be given the opportunity to share this information/expertise with senior leaders and others. Some staff have received training specifically to run wave 2 and 3 interventions within school . Access to medical interventions involves parents liaising with their GP and staff trained as required. All staff are first aid trained, including some staff further completing paediatric first aid training. Some staff are further trained in diabetic care for individual pupils in accordance with the diabetic nurse.
** If you experience difficulty accessing relevant medical services we can offer support through our family support worker or alternatively directing to the parent partnership service (SENDiass).
We aim to regularly evaluate the effectiveness of provision made for all children and young people with SEN and ensure that specialist expertise is secured where necessary. All provision is continually monitored throughout the whole school by members of senior management including the SENCO. Effectiveness of provision is measured against progress of all pupils including those with SEND on a termly basis. One page profiles will also be updated each term and progress carefully reviewed. Profiles are then shared with the pupil, parents, and relevant staff and outside agencies where necessary. Our aim is to include the viewpoints of all concerned in planning next steps through adopting a pupil centred approach to planning and reviewing of progress.
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