Special Educational Needs & Disability

Inclusion Lead/SENDCo: Mrs Emma Knight

SENDCo: Mrs Jo Foley

Governor for SEND: Mr Jose Garcia

At Goldsworth School we ensure that all children are valued equally, regardless of their abilities and/or social, emotional or behavioural needs. We understand that many pupils will have special educational needs at some time during their school life and that the best way of helping them is for everyone involved to work together. We value all children as individuals.

The class teacher will take the individual needs of all children into account when planning the curriculum. If concerns arise about a child, the class teacher will discuss this within their team and with the SENDCO. Children’s progress is tracked through pupil progress meetings and through daily teacher assessment. There are a variety of ways in which we will support children to ensure that they have a fulfilled education and reach their potential. Parents are kept informed and are actively asked to give their support throughout their child’s time at the school. We adhere to the SEND Code of Practice published by the DfES.

We have recently set up our own provision, The Haven, which caters for children with learning needs on our SEND register. The provision aims to enable children to access learning at an appropriate learning, whilst being challenged.

Our aims

• We aim to enable and encourage all children to develop their full potential

• We aim to identify students needs as early as possible

• We aim to provide a broad, interesting and accessible curriculum, relevant to the needs of all our pupils

• We aim for our pupils to develop confidence and self-esteem and to recognise the value of their own contributions to their learning

• We aim to identify and assess the children with special needs and to make sure that the arrangements made for these children are in line with the requirements of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act

• We aim to foster links between support services, home and school

At different times in their school life a child may have a Special Educational Need or Disability. The SEND Code of Practice (2015) states that a child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.

We aim to identify the needs of the child, in order to help us identify what actions the school needs to take to best support the child’s learning and wellbeing. The SEND Code of Practice (2015) describes 4 broad categories of need:

Communication and Interaction

Cognition and Learning

Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs

Sensory and/or physical needs

Our SEND policies can be found on our policy page.