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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities-our Local Offer

Endeavour Academy is an inclusive school and may offer the following range of provision to support pupils with SEND.

Ms Plummer is our SEN Manager. If you wish to contact her please call the school office on 0161 368 3366.

 

Teaching and learning

  • When a special educational need is identified, parents will be consulted and invited to be involved in planning their child's support. This is done in the form of a cycle of planning and review known as the Graduated Approach. Cycle 1 of this approach is where a child has a need which is being addressed through extra support in the classroom. Support in the classroom is provided by trained teachers and teaching assistants who help pupils to access the curriculum at their level. This can include working on group targets, specific plans or speech programs. At this stage a child would not be placed on the SEN register.

  • Where the Class Teacher and SENCo agree it is appropriate to move to Cycle 2, referrals may be made to outside agencies, such as Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Behaviour Support and other professionals. Children on Cycle 2 support would be placed on the SEN register after consultation with parents.

  • Where a number of professionals agree Cycle 3 is appropriate, an application for a Statutory Assessment of Special Needs will be made. This may lead to the issue of an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) which is a legal statement of the extra support we will provide.

  • We have an average number of pupils on our SEN register, most of whom are supported at Cycle 2.

  • We have an inclusion team who offer support and implement individual programs for pupils with difficulties in the following areas: - Speech and Language, Motor Skills, Social and Emotional Needs, Specific Learning Difficulties (SPLD) and Visual and Hearing Impairment. 

  • Some staff have received additional training to work with pupils with SPLD, Social and Emotional Needs and learning in Reading and Maths.

  • At all Cycles, the curriculum and learning environment will be adapted to suit the needs of the individual child, for example by modifying resources, changing seating and access arrangements and by purchasing resources recommended by professionals. For Tests and SATs, applications can be made for additional time (25%) depending on the child’s individual needs, rest breaks, quiet distraction free rooms and the provision of readers and scribes which reflects normal classroom practice for individual pupils.

  • All our support is monitored every six weeks to make sure it achieves results and that individual children are making good progress. 

 

Annual reviews 

  • Arrangements are made with the parents, carers, the Local Authority, outside agencies and school staff to attend review meetings for pupils with EHCPs and individual plans.
  • Pupils with SEN receive a range of support through small group work which takes place in the classroom, in withdrawal groups and this may include allocated additional resources or adults to meet pupils’ individual needs.

 

Keeping Pupils Safe

  • Pupils are the responsibility of their parent/carer in the school playgrounds before the start of the school day. The doors open at 8.50am.

  • At the end of the day, all EYFS and Key Stage 1 pupils must be collected from the teacher or TA by a known adult. Key Stage 2 pupils leave school to find their parent/carer and must return to their teacher if no one arrives to collect them. Where appropriate specific handover plans will be put into place.

  • There is adequate supervision for all pupils in the school playgrounds both at break anlunchtime. Inclusion Staff are used to support pupils who find these times difficult and  behaviour plans are in place.

  • Our Inclusion and Pastoral team offer support activities such as social groups for improving children's social and emotional development. Academy policies on Anti-Bullying and Behaviour are available on the school website.

  • For all areas in school and for educational visits, risk assessments are completed prior to the event. Where appropriate for pupils with SEND, additional risk assessments may be carried out.

 

Health ( including emotional health and wellbeing)

  • The school does not administer prescribed medication except in exceptional circumstances, for example insulin. In these cases staff would require specific training to support the pupil’s medical needs.

  • Personal Care Plans are drawn up between Parents, staff and relevant health professionals. All medical plans are shared with staff and parents.

  • The school has pediatric trained First Aiders in the EYFS. We also have a number of staff trained in basic first aid procedures.

 

Communication with parents

  • The school website informs parents/carers about a range of facilities available.

  • We operate an open door policy and appointments can be made if parents need to meet with staff.

  • Progress is discussed at three Parents evenings held in the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms.

  • Parents of children on the SEN register are invited into school termly to discuss targets with the Inclusion Manager and/or class teacher.

  • Appointments can be made if prospective parents wish to look round the school.

  • Parents give feedback to school through questionnaires end parent view.

  • Regular communication takes place through home/school books, newsletters and via the school website.

 

Working Together

  • The School Council provides pupils with the opportunity to have their say.

  • Parent’s evenings, review meetings, curriculum meetings and parental questionnaires provide opportunities for parents to have their say.

  • Parents volunteer in school to support pupils in the classroom in a range of ways. Parents are represented on the Governing Body.

 

What help and support is available for the Family

  • The school staff, Inclusion Manager and Attendance Officer offer assistance with completing paperwork. Parents can seek this support directly from the child’s class teacher, Inclusion Manager or the school office.

  • The school provides information, advice and guidance on the assessment and SEN process, outside agencies such as Speech and Language Therapy and Educational Psychology.

 

Transition to High School

  • Transition Meetings are held with Year 6 teachers and High School representatives, at these meeting all SEN records are passed on to the high school and discussed.

  • All Year 6 pupils spend two days at the Secondary school they will be transferring to in July. Pupils with

  • SEN pupils may attend for additional visits if required to ensure a smooth transition.

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Before School Care is offered in our Breakfast Club.

  • The following after School Activities are on offered across the school week to pupils dependent upon their age:- Football, IPad Club, multi- sports, Homework Club, Science Club, Multi-sports. We encourage SEN children to attend extra-curricular activities and offer support if needed to enable them to do this.

  • Junior Play Leaders from Key Stage 2 organise and provide play opportunities for Key Stage 2 pupils.

Our SEN Policy

Our SEN policy can be found by returning to the main menu and selecting 'Policies.'

Questions about our provision

If you have a question or comment about our provision, please contact Mrs Plummer, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, on the school number, 0161 368 3366

Tameside's Local Offer

Tameside's Local Offer website is at:

https://www.tameside.gov.uk/localoffer