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Special Needs Statement

Principles

At Hungerford Primary Academy, we provide equality of opportunity. For us, inclusive education means tailored provision to meet the needs of all learners. We believe that quality learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom, and at the heart of our thinking is the commitment that all children are actively included and fully engaged. Our school is a working, cohesive community that removes barriers to learning and respects diversity in all its forms. We value differences in belief and opinion, customs, appearance, ideas and ability, and we always endeavour to be an inclusive school family.

The Headteacher, Staff, and Governors at Hungerford Primary Academy are committed to the integration and inclusion of all children.

We aim to provide equal access to a broad and balanced curriculum, but also to offer small group support, or individual help, where children have specific needs.

All children will be valued and are positively encouraged to make the greatest all round progress possible. We aim for all children to experience success, and achievement, and to reach their full potential.

The ‘how’ of the above objective is specified throughout this report, but mainly vis-à-vis ‘The Graduated Response’ which ensures each child’s access to special help is met according to his/her level of need.

Clearly, every teacher has a professional responsibility to oversee the needs of all their children and to cater for said needs on an individual basis.

 

Aim

At Hungerford Academy we aim to raise the aspirations and expectations for all pupils with SEN. We focus on outcomes for children and not just hours of provision or support.

 

Special Needs Co-ordinators

Name

Job Title

Responsibilities

Mrs E. Wood

S.E.N.D.C.O and Manager Resource Provision

To liaise with teachers, with external agencies and to co-ordinate action plans, full overall responsibility for children included in school through the Resource Provision.

Mrs R.O. Futcher

Headteacher and Safeguarding Lead

To oversee the whole school development of SEN provision.

Mrs A. Bean

Deputy Head and Inclusion Manager

To oversee the whole school development of SEN provision.

Mr J. Welch

Governor

To work in conjunction with SEN co-ordinators as governor with specific responsibility for SEN.

 

Special Needs Policy

Follow this link for our full Special Needs Policy.

 

Statutory Requirements

This policy complies with the statutory requirement laid out in the SEND Code of Practice 0 – 25

(DfE 2015) 3.65 and has been written with reference to the following guidance and documents:

  • Equality Act 2010: advice for schools (DfE Feb 2013)
  • SEND Code of Practice 0 – 25 (DfE April 2015)
  • Schools SEN Information Report Regulations (2014)
  • Statutory Guidance on Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions (April 2014)
  • The National Curriculum in England Key Stage 1 and 2 framework document (Sept 2013)
  • Safeguarding Policy
  • Accessibility Plan
  • Teachers Standards 2012
  • This policy was created by the school’s SENDCO with the SEN Governor in liaison with the SLT, staff and parents of pupils with SEND.

Staff: Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and Resource Provision Manager: Mrs Liz Wood. liz.wood@hungerfordacademy.org Achieved National Award for SEN Coordination Sept 2015.

Deputy Head and Inclusion Manager: Mrs Andrea Bean.  deputy@hungerfordacademy.org

Free Independent Support Service.

Edge Inclusion Partners can provide free support to families going through the conversion process from a statement to an Education Health Care Plan. Contact them at: www.edgeinc.co.uk tel: 07947 100727