What kinds of special educational needs does Shocklach Oviatt CE Primary School make provision for?
Shocklach Primary School is a fully inclusive school, which ensures that all pupils achieve their potential personally, emotionally and academically in all areas of the curriculum, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, sexual identity, physical ability or educational need.
How does Shocklach Oviatt CE Primary School identify and assess my child’s special Educational needs?
At different times in their school life, a child or young person may have a special educational need. The Code of Practice 2014 defines Special Educational Needs as follows:
“A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special education provision to be made for him or her. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:
1. has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others the same age, or
2. has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post‐16 institutions.”
At Shocklach we track children’s progress termly and identify children who are not making expected or better progress. Parents, carers and pupils are then invited to discuss and review the progress made and targets will be set.
Special educational needs or disabilities provision is provided in addition to quality first teaching, differentiation and a broad curriculum where all can succeed. At Shocklach we recognise that the teacher in the classroom will make the biggest difference to children with additional educational needs, and that teachers can be well supported by additional interventions and programmes in groups or as individuals led by teaching assistants and other adults.