At Holy Trinity C of E Primary Academy & Nursery, we seek to provide a supportive learning environment for all children.
We strive to offer a curriculum that recognises the needs of every child, supports self-esteem and provides opportunities to fulfil personal potential. All teachers are responsible for the progress of all the children in their class.
When a teacher identifies that a child is making significantly less than expected progress, they work with parents and the Special Educational Needs
Co-ordinator (SENCO) to assess whether the child has Special Educational Needs (SEN).
Once a child is identified as having SEN, they are placed at ‘SEN Support’.
SEN Support takes the form of a four part cycle through which decisions and actions are revisited, refined and revised; with a growing understanding of the child’s needs and of what support the child requires in order to secure positive outcomes.
When a child is at ‘SEN Support’ a Pupil Centred Plan is drawn up in discussion with the child, the parents and the class teacher. This short plan is tailored to suit the specific needs of the pupil and usually involves input from specialist support agencies.
The Individual Education Plan (IEP) is reviewed termly.
Teaching assistants work with the class teachers and SENCO to deliver pupil progress and narrow gaps in performance. Teaching assistants may be part of a package of support for the child, specifically focusing on key outcomes.
Children with more complex needs may have a Statement or Education Health
Care Plan (EHCP).
A Statement is formally transferred to an EHCP once a formal review has taken place. Statements are transferred into plans in line with the Local Authority transition arrangements.
SEND Information Report June 2017
Broad areas of need as described in the SEND Code of Practice