At Springfield Infants school we believe that all pupils should be supported and encouraged to make the best possible progress. We aim to be as inclusive as possible within a mainstream setting. Reasonable adjustments will be made for children with SEND in accordance to the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2014. We endeavour to ensure that all pupils with special educational needs and /or disabilities (SEND) make as good progress as others do and will be empowered to reach their full potential. They will access appropriate learning and experience a broad range of formal and informal opportunities. They will receive nurture and support for their social interaction and have access to resources that address any physical or sensory difficulties.
“All children are entitled to an education that enables them to:
achieve the best possible educational and other outcomes and
become confident young children with a growing ability to communicate their own views and ready to make the transition into compulsory education “
SEN code of Practice 2014 page 68
Under the new code of practice (2014)-pupils will be identified as having SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. A young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:
Have a significant 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 schools or post -16 institutions.
These special educational needs will be identified in terms of four main categories of need. These need/s will fall into one or more of the following four categories:
Cognition and Learning
Communication and Interaction
Social, Emotional and mental Health Difficulties
Sensory and/or Physical Needs.
The school endeavours to support pupils across all of the broad areas of need where reasonably possible. We are fully committed to working in partnership with the pupil, parents/carers and outside agencies to identify needs, provide support for them and monitor the progress of all pupils across the school.
Springfield Infants is a mainstream infant’s school where pupils are supported and educated within the classroom setting. Through good communication with staff, parents and relevant services we aim to identify any potential SEND as early as possible and believe that early intervention is vital to an individual’s success and progress.
Springfield Infants School and Nursery is a 3 to 7 age primary infant’s school that proudly supports its local community. The main building is on one floor with two levels with wheelchair access available throughout via a lift between the two levels. We are pleased to announce that a newly built kitchen will open onsite in September 2014. The 52 place Nursery will now be located in a portable classroom located on the playground. There are 3 classes per year group with an average of 29 pupils per class. Each class has the support of a full time teaching assistant during the morning session.
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