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Welcome to our SEND page. We hope you will enjoy reading about the variety of ways in which Stithians C. P. School is able to support SEND pupils to reach their full potential.
Our Special Educational Needs co-ordinator is: Mrs. Jan Bailey
Our Governor with responsibility for SEND is: Mr. Kevin Holcombe
Every pupil at Stithians C.P.School has the opportunity to follow all National Curriculum subjects.
We are committed to narrowing the attainment gap between SEND and non-SEND pupils. We do this through a variety of different provisions which may include in school interventions, short-term specific interventions, home-school interventions and other learning interventions developed on an individual needs basis.
Click link below for our School Offer document: Everything we offer children with Special Needs or a Disability in one accessible document:
It means that the school will adapt the curriculum and give appropriate support in order that your child achieves their full potential.
For a child to have Special educational Needs one or more of the following will be present;
Children with special needs are identified in a number of ways:
It is the responsibility of our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO), Mrs Jan Bailey, to ensure that our assessments, observations and concerns are shared with parents and that suitable support (additional to and different from that normally available) is put into place to help a child overcome difficulties and learn more successfully. This support will be recorded by the class teacher in the form of an Individual Education Plan (IEP).
Individual Education plans will be shared and reviewed with parents each term. In addition, of course, teaching staff are always happy to talk about children with their parents, please just ask for an appointment.
All the teaching staff are regularly trained to be able to identify and support children with Special needs. The SENCO has experience in recognising and diagnosing some learning difficulties for example screening for
Dyslexia and in planning support. Further expertise is available to the school from Local Authority Advisory Teachers and the Educational Psychologist.
Their role is to assess a childs learning ability and the obstacles to learning and to advise teachers and parents on strategies to improve progress.
It is important for the school to be made aware of any concerns or special information about your child.
Your first point of contact is normally the class teacher who will pass on information to the SENCO where appropriate.
However you may feel that you would like to contact the SENCO first. Please just contact the secretary to arrange an appointment with Jan Bailey.
If the matter requires further resolution the Headteacher will liaise with staff and parents.
The British Dyslexia Association: www.bdadyslexia.org.uk
National Autistic Society: www.autism.org.uk
Partially Sighted: www.actionforblindpeople.org.uk
Hearing Difficulties: www.hardofhearingchildren.com
General Information: www.teachernet.gov.uk/wholeschool/sen/
Click to download this information in leaflet form: SEN Leaflet.pdf