Nurturing Achievement: Growing and learning together
The SEN & Inclusion
We are committed to being a fully inclusive school we provide an environment where all children are valued and offered the best education possible, regardless of race, age, gender, disability or ability. We believe that all children are special and have different needs. We aim to provide for these needs effectively, as a natural part of the planned life in the school, by offering a broad and well-balanced education.
For children with special educational needs, there are several stages of assessment which begin when a parent, teacher, or other professional, expresses a concern about a child’s learning needs. The three school stages are all carefully recorded, and arrangements follow the SEN (Special Educational Needs) Code of Practice. We make extensive use of the Local Authority's support services and agencies.
If children experience learning or behavioral difficulties, class teachers have a range of experience and training to draw upon. Parents are consulted and are given suggestions of how to support their child at home, if requested. We also use a range of experts who assess children and advise the staff. Our policy for Special Educational Needs is available ob this website under 'key information for parents'.
Early Help Assessment
What is the Early Help Assessment (EHA)?
The Early Help Assessment replaces the CAF (Common Assessment Framework) and is for children who require extra support to help them achieve the five outcomes of Every Child Matters which are to:
· Be healthy - enjoying good physical health and mental health and living a healthy lifestyle
· Stay safe - being protected from harm and neglect and growing up able to look after themselves
· Enjoy and achieve - getting the most out of life and developing broad skills for adulthood
· Make a positive contribution - to the community, society and not engaging in anti social or offending behaviour
· Economic wellbeing - overcoming social-economic disadvantages, to achieve their full potential in life.
The Early Help Assessment is a tool used by staff to:
· help in the early identification of needs;
· lead to co-ordinated provision of services;
· promote information sharing and avoid the duplication of assessments;
· reduce the need for children and their families to re-tell their story to different practitioners.
As a school, we believe that supporting families through difficult times is vital to the child’s health, wellbeing and success at school. Several members of staff have undertaken training and will complete the request for support form along with family members to identify needs and target appropriate support. This could be either short or long term intervention work from a range of outside agencies. Any parents who are experiencing family difficulties are welcome to come and discuss their problems with an appropriate member of staff.
Kirklees Support for Parents
It is a statutory service provided at an arms’ length from Kirklees Local Authority (LA) and is based in Dewsbury Town Hall, Dewsbury. The service is free and totally confidential and is about parents and education.
· They offer support young people and parents and carers of children who have already been identified as having special educational needs.
· They also support any parents or carers who are concerned that their child may have special educational needs.
· They work with all individuals and services involved.