SEND Report to Parents

Sandy Lane Nursery and Forest SCHOOL S.E.N.D. REPORT FOR PARENTS.
(please also refer to our School Offer for further details)

Policies

– The last review of the SEN policy took place in November 2015 to ensure that it was in line with the new S.E.N.
– Code of Practice and the policy will be updated during the Spring Term 2016
– Our Special Educational needs co-ordinator is Kirsten Matthews who has held the position since 2007
– Our Special Education Needs Governor is Maureen Banner who is also our Chair of Governors.

Number of pupils with S.E.N.

The numbers of pupils over last 2-3 years who are on SEN Support:

– Number of pupils who will go on to have an Education, Health and Care Plan is high because we have an Early Years Alternative Provision class for children with complex additional needs: 23 children with 3 of these children receiving 30 hours funding.
– The number of children we have submitted to panel for  EHCPs over the last two years are as follows:

2015/2016: 19

2016/2017: 18

And we expect 13 to submit to panel EHCPs this year, 4 EHCPs are currently in place. a further 5 will be submitted but not due to start school until September 2019 and another 1 submission will be completed by a shared setting.

– There is an upward trend year on year in the number of children entering nursery requiring Communication and Language interventions: 57% of our present cohort are diagnosed as ASD/SCD
– Communication and Language interventions are delivered by a designated trained teaching assistant.

Progress of pupils with S.E.N.

General information regarding progress of pupils with SEN and those within lowest 20 % of attainment at the end of nursery

– Overall, all pupils with SEN make at least good progress given their starting points and their capabilities.
– The progress of these children is evidenced through tracking, Personal Plans, B- Squared assessments, their therapy targets and their individual learning files.
– There have been no exclusions of children with SEN
– Overall, the lowest 20% in mainstream make at least typical progress from their starting points, that is at least 3 steps of progress
– The progress of these children is evidenced through EYFS tracking tool, C&L tracking tool and their individual learning files.

The progress of S.E.N. children has resulted from:-

– High quality first teaching
– An emphasis in raising attainment in the PRIME areas of learning.
– Small group and 1to1 support
– High expectations
– Pupil progress meetings (three times per year)
– Appropriately differentiated work /support.
– Appropriate grouping
– Support for mainstream children from the EY alternative provision
– Effective target setting and PP targets
– Quality teaching assistant support
– Appropriate use of interventions such as ECaT, Early TalkBoost, Toddler Talk, PECS, MAKATON, Visual timetables and prompts, objects of       reference, TEACH, REAL, TEACCH and Team Teach, on-body signing, intensive interaction
– Availability of quality resources
– Partnerships with parents and outside agencies
– The SENDco’s dual role as DSP

Deployment of staff and resources

Staffing to support S.E.N.

– Full time SENDco in post who is also the lead teacher in the Alternative Provision and on the SLT.
– Within the alternative provision classes there are 2 full time equivalent teachers, 4 full time equivalent teaching assistants.
– Within mainstream there is a designated TA to deliver SALT programmes.
– Access to Family Support through the on-site Children’s Centre
– All staff trained in ECaT and MAKATON
– Skilled and experienced staff.

Budget allocation 

All funding devolved to school is used to fund:

– Highly qualified teachers
– Suitably qualified adult support
– Quality training
– Quality resources
– Assessment tools such as BSquared
– Alternative provision

External Agencies

Involvement of key external agencies e.g. educational psychologists, behaviour support etc.
External Agencies involved:-

– Educational Psychology
– Learning Support Team
– Visual Impairment Services
– Hearing Impairment Services
– Occupational Therapist
– Physiotherapists
– Speech and Language Therapists
– Family Support Workers
– Child Support Workers
– School Health Advisers
– Consultant Paediatrician

Staff Development

Key CPD of staff relevant to SEN

 

  • ECaT
  • MAKATON
  • PECS
  • Team-Teach
  • TEACCH
  • Intensive Interaction
  • Rebound Therapy
  • SCERTS
  • Ongoing SENDco training

Transition links 

Liaison with feeder settings, next phase schools and other educational settings.

– Class teachers organise transition meetings with up to 20 receiving primary schools to discuss children’s needs and any additional support required.
– SENDco and Outreach teachers deliver a ‘Next Steps’ conference to parents of children with additional needs as the introduction to future school choices and transitions
– The SENDco and Outreach teachers provide support to all parents of children with additional needs in visiting schools
– There are planned and effective transition visits for children transferring into designated provision and special schools
– A series of transition days for children in the mainstream to our two local and main primary schools are planned for to ensure effective transitions especially for our most vulnerable children.