SEND Information for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
At Highnam C of E Primary Academy, we believe that all children are entitled to receive a high-quality of education regardless of their needs or disabilities. We believe that it is vital that our children are equipped with the tools needed to become independent learners, both inside and outside of the classroom. All children and young people should expect to receive an education that enables them to achieve the best possible outcomes, and become confident, able to communicate their own views and ready to make a successful transition into secondary school and then adulthood.
Through our first-quality teaching, planning and provision we:
- Ensure that needs are identified as early as possible and support is put into place
- Ensure that children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum which is appropriately scaffolded/adapted to enable children to succeed
- Provide an accessible learning environment which is tailored to the needs of all pupils
- Aim to develop children’s independence
- Regularly monitor the progress of children with SEND - at least 3 reviews a year involving parents
- Work closely with parents and carers
- Work closely with external agencies and other professionals to ensure that there is a collaborative approach to support children with SEND.
At Highnam Academy, every teacher is a teacher of SEND. Our provision is enhanced by the collaboration of teachers, senior leaders, the SENDCo, support staff, external agencies, collaboration across the Primary Quest, parents and most importantly the child.
Pupils with SEND will:
- Be included in all aspects of the school day , including extra curricular clubs
- Be provided with first quality teaching, adapted to meet their needs
- Be respected and acknowledged
Pupils with SEND may:
- Have specific 1:1 or group support to support them accessing different areas of the curriculum
- Have targeted, time limited interventions outside of the classroom
- Take part in social, emotional and mental health interventions
- Work alongside outside agencies or following the advice of agencies such as the Educational Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist and Advisory Teaching Service
As a result of the provision above, we aim for children at Highnam Academy to:
- Feel safe, secure and cared for
- Show confidence and resilience in the classroom
- Demonstrate high levels of engagement in activities
- Make progress from their starting points
- Develop independence and skills to support them throughout life
- Work collaboratively with their peers on a shared task
For more information about SEND in our school, please click on the buttons below.
For the Gloucestershire Local Offer - click here.
The school SENDCo is Miss Thomas (on maternity leave). Rachel Evans is covering maternity.
Please also see below a number of useful organisations that will help you further understand any additional needs that your child may have.
- National Autistic Society - autism.org.uk
- Autism Education Trust - autismeducationtrust.org.uk
- Autism West Midland – autismwestmidlands.org.uk
- ADHD Foundation - adhdfoundation.org.uk
- Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families - annafreud.org
- TIC Plus - ticplus.org.uk
- SEMH - https://semh.co.uk
- Glos Families Directory - glosfamiliesdirectory.org.uk/kb5/gloucs/glosfamilies/home.page
- Courses for Parents (Glos Families Directory) - glosfamiliesdirectory.org.uk/kb5/gloucs/glosfamilies/coursebookings.page