Special Educational Needs (SEN)

At Beaumont Primary School we have high aspirations for all pupils. High expectations and authentic relationships create a positive learning culture for all. We aim to provide a rich, broad and balanced curriculum which harnesses pupils’ curiosity and desire to learn about the world. We are committed to developing cultures, policies and practices that are all inclusive; learners will have a voice, they will receive acceptance, respect and warmth and know that these rights are extended without prejudice.

High quality teaching, differentiated for individual pupils, is in place across school. Assessment of skills and levels of attainment on entry to the school, along with continual monitoring of progress and development, enables quick identification of pupils that are making limited progress. If pupils are identified as needing additional support in any areas, teachers will follow the Graduated Approach to address barriers to learning (please see the Whole School Provision Map for more information about this process).

Parents are informed of their child’s progress by the Class Teacher at regular points throughout the year, if school have any concerns these will be shared with parents. If parents have concerns about their child’s progress and development at any time they should speak to their child’s Class Teacher in the first instance.

Where there are concerns about SEN the SENCO will work closely with staff, parents, pupils, external agencies and professionals to gather information and to agree the desired outcomes and next steps that are appropriate to the child. Meetings will be held at least 3 times a year with the SENCO/Class Teacher to involve parents in planning and reviews of progress for children with SEN. At Beaumont, we use our best endeavours to make sure that children with SEN get the support that they need and that they engage in the activities of the school alongside their peers.

Staff are aware of the SEN needs in school and of the specific needs of children in their class. Staff receive high quality information and training so that they have the knowledge, understanding and skills to support pupils with SEN and they can discuss any concerns they have with the SENCO at any point in the school year.

Working within the guidance in the SEND Code of Practice (2014), our aim is to provide education for all in a nurturing and safe environment that develops children’s self-esteem and raises children’s aspirations by encouraging children with SEN to think about their life outcomes; including further or higher education, training or employment. We aim for children with SEN to fulfil their potential by achieving their best, becoming confident individuals and making successful transitions at every stage of their education.

Please see the documents on this page for more information about SEN and the ways in which school and home can support children with SEN. If you have any questions or concerns about SEN please do not hesitate to contact me.

Suzanne Wilkinson

SENCO

01204 652149

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