SEN (Special Educational Needs)
Our school has implemented the latest code of practice with regard to the identification and assessment of special educational needs. It clearly defines the responsibilities of teachers, SEN Co-ordinators and Governing Bodies with relation to special educational needs.
Some children have special educational needs for varying lengths of time, and these children are supported within the framework of the class and school. Any learning difficulties are discussed with parents as soon as they are identified. After consultation with parents it may be of help to ask for more support from our SEN Co-ordinator, or, if necessary, to ask for input from an outside agency. Parents are involved at all stages.
GIFTED & TALENTED CHILDREN
In our school we plan our teaching in such a way that we enable each child to reach for the highest level of personal achievement. We were the first junior school in Hertfordshire to have achieved the NACE Challenge Award for able, gifted and talented provision.
Our ‘Challenge Programme’ provides specific enrichment activities for those children who need extending beyond the normal school curriculum. They include visits to other schools to take part in master-class activities, and lessons at school with specialist teachers from within the school and from other schools. We have good links with local primary and secondary schools and take full advantage of the opportunities they offer.
The school also makes provision for children who excel in the areas of music, drama and sport, offering them, as far as possible, opportunities to use and develop their talents. This may include: concerts, plays or school teams, with opportunities for the most able to progress into district or county level events.
All schools have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of their pupils, and may need to share information and work in partnerships with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. Our school has a Child Protection Policy and a copy of Hertfordshire Area Child Protection Procedures, both of which are available for parents/carers to see. Ms Elbourne-Cload is the Designated Senior Person for Child Protection. She will be happy to discuss any questions or concerns parents/carers may have about Child Protection Policies and Practice.
DISABILITY POLICY and INCLUSION POLICY
The school is committed to meeting the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the implementation of a policy to achieve equality of opportunity and inclusion for all our staff and pupils. Please refer to our Policies page for more information.