In compliance with section 69(2) of the Children and Families Act 2014 and Regulation 51 and schedule 1 of The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014, the governing body must publish a report on the school’s policy for pupils with SEND.
Burnham Copse CE Primary School is a mainstream school. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum within a caring and secure environment. We have high expectations of all children and respond to each child’s learning needs, ensuring every child succeeds. Some children have barriers to learning that mean they require provision that is additional or different from their peers.
|Address||Newchurch Road |Tadley | RG26 4HN|
|Telephone||0118 981 4498|
|Headteacher||Mrs Ali Armstrong|
|Senco||Mrs Sarah Venn|
|Head of Wellbeing||Mrs Abby Vatcher|
The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2014 states that a child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability that calls for special educational provision to be made for them. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty If they:
Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others the same age
Have a disability that prevents or hinders them in making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream or post mainstream institutions.
High quality teaching that is differentiated and personalised will meet the needs of the majority of children and young people. Some though, will need educational provision that is additional to or different from this. This is special educational provision under Section21 of the Children and Families Act 2014. We will use our best endeavours to ensure that such provision is made for those who need it.
Parents of children with a special educational need will apply for a place at Burnham Copse in accordance with the school’s admission policy
How does the school know if children need extra help?
At Burnham Copse Primary, children are identified as having Special Educational Needs (SEND) through a variety of ways, usually a combination, which may include some of the following:
Contact your child’s class teacher initially about your concerns. Appointments can be made with the SENDCO by contacting the school.
Class teachers monitor the children’s progress continually and formally assess at key points during the year. As well as class- based assessment, we also use a range of external assessments such as Year 1 phonics screening
The principle of early identification and intervention underpins our approach to identifying those children who need extra help. If a child is not making expected progress or has difficulties in a particular area of learning, interventions are put in place in order to help the child catch up; this does not imply that the pupil has a special educational need.
At times it may be necessary to consult with outside agencies to receive more specialised expertise. The purpose of this more detailed assessment is to understand what additional resources and approaches are required to enable the pupil to make better progress. In some cases, underlying needs may explain inadequate progress or challenging behaviour. Parents will be consulted prior to consulting an outside agency and the results of assessments shared with them. Where necessary, meeting with parents will be arranged to discuss support plans.
Pupils who require additional and different support and who would not be able to make progress without it are identified as having a special educational need and are recorded as such on the SEND register. The school works closely with SEND children to build an understanding of the child’s needs and put in place strategies to support the child. The class teacher will meet regularly with the parents to review provision, these meetings may involve the SENCo and any outside agencies working with the child
The SENCO at Burnham Copse is Sarah Venn. She is responsible for:
Governors are responsible for making sure that the necessary support is made for any child who attends the school who has SEN. The designated governor for SEN is Carryanne Williams who can be contacted via the school office.
All teachers and teaching assistants have regular training to support them in meeting the needs of children with special educational needs. We also offer specific training to teaching staff providing personalised support programmes for individual children. Training providers we can approach include the Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language therapist, Occupational Therapists and Teaching and Learning Advisors, Outreach workers.
In order to enable us to support children in the best possible way we operate whole group sessions or bespoke support based upon the needs of both children and staff when necessary.
Specific training by staff include Autism awareness, precision teaching, phonics teaching, dyslexia awareness, hearing impairment, attachment training and trauma.
Outside agencies are brought in to deliver specific training where appropriate such as delivering occupational health programmes or medical interventions for health conditions.
Please contact the school office for further information about the school and to arrange a meeting. Telephone 01189 814498