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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

  • 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.

  • 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 (SPLD) and Visual and Hearing Impairment. Where appropriate advice may be sought from outside agencies for each of the relevant areas or may involve a consultation with the Educational Psychologist.

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

  • 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.

 

Annual reviews 

  • Arrangements are made with the parents, carers, the Local Authority, outside agencies and school staff to attend review meetings for pupils with statements 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.

  • Leigh Primary School 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.

  • If required referrals can be made to the health visitor/school nurse. The Inclusion manager meets with the School Nurse half termly. Speech Therapists and occupational therapists sometimes assess pupils in the school setting and issue professional advice and individual support plans where necessary. For those pupils who are seen at clinic records and targets are shared with school and provision made to support these pupils.

 

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 are invited into school termly to discuss targets with the Inclusion Manager.

  • 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 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

  • There are occasions when SEN pupils may attend for additional visits if required.

 

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, Italian and Chess Club

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