Sherington Primary School is committed to Inclusion and we aim to provide an appropriate and high quality education for all our children. We believe that all children have an entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum. We are striving to enable all children to reach their full potential, including those with a gift or talent or a special educational need. Special Educational Needs may be identified before entry or once the pupil is attending school, when a parent or a member of staff may identify them. These needs are discussed with parents, in confidence, at the earliest opportunity. Children who are identified as having SEN are supported in school through the creation of Individual Education Plans which will help them meet their identified targets. The plan is reviewed regularly. The school works in partnership with parents to support a pupil’s development and address his or her needs to enable the pupil to achieve his or her potential. Extra support is provided for pupils at ‘SEN support’ including the use of outside agencies to provide additional support.
If you would like any further information, please contact the school. Gail Tippett, Inclusion manager and SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator): firstname.lastname@example.org
As a school, we are fully inclusive and our proud of our achievements in relation to the progress and attainment of children with special educational needs. We have provided full details of our local offer, which can be accessed by clicking here: SEND Local Offer Report.
We are a Dyslexia Friendly School
At Sherington we acknowledge the importance of, and value the varying learning styles of all the children and adults in our school community. We strive to take this into account in our planning and delivery, within a dyslexia-friendly environment. Please contact Mrs Gail Tippett or visit one of these websites if you would like more information about this subject:
Complaints regarding the provision of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
The DfE guidance regarding complaints relating to a school’s SEN support is as follows,
“If you want to complain about a school’s SEN support, you should do it while your child is still registered at the school.
This includes complaints that the school has not provided the support required by your child’s SEN statement or education, health and care (EHC) plan.”
If you have concerns, or wish to make a complaint regarding your child’s SEN support a meeting should be requested with the Inclusion Manager in the first instance. If an agreeable resolution cannot be met the complaint should be escalated in the usual way, as outlined in the Complaints Policy. The local authority’s Parent Partnership Service can provide further advice and guidance on persuing a complaint regarding your child’s SEN provision and support.
Child Protection and Safeguarding
We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children and adults feel respected and valued. We maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned and promote a culture of openness where children and adults are able to talk and are listened to.
The Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy provides staff, volunteers and governors with the framework they need in order to keep children safe and secure in our school. It is used to inform parents and carers of how we will safeguard their children whilst they are in our care. The policy provides information regarding different types of abuse, links to statutory documentation and outlines our procedures which ensure our children receive effective support, protection and justice.
Sherington Primary School takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the children in its care and updates the Child Protection and Safeguarding policy to meet the requirements within updated statutory guidance documents. These documents outline the responsibilities of schools, colleges, independent schools, academies and free schools (by virtual of their funding agreement) in carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children by ensuring that “mechanisms are in place to assist staff to understand and discharge their role and responsibilities”.
Sherington Primary School works closely with all external professionals to ensure the safety and well-being of all our children.
In January 2019 we committed to be part of the Metropolitan Police project Op Encompass; aiming to ensure swifter communication between agencies for children who have witnessed domestic abuse. Further information about the initiative can be found at https://www.operationencompass.org/police-forces