Governors Annual SEND report to Parents July 2017.
As part of their statutory duties governing bodies must publish information and report on the school’s policy on special educational needs.
Our SEND policy and our local offer can be found on the school’s website. This is reviewed regularly to make sure it reflects current legislation and our practice.
Number of children with SEND
Last year we had 30 children with 4 statements and 1 EHC plan. This year we have 15 including 3 EHCPs. This reduction is because new guidance is more precise about the level of need required to place a child on our register.
Admission arrangements for children with SEND
Children at The Pastures are admitted in line with the LA admission policy and the LA manages admissions for us. Please follow this link to find more information.
Support for children with SEND.
The school works with a range of agencies to ensure that appropriate provision is made to meet the needs of children attending the school. This includes the speech and language service, autism outreach, health services and the education psychology service. More information can be found on our local offer which is on our website.
We use our notional SEND budget to pay for release for the SENDCO, to employ an additional hours teacher for 2.5 days a week, to supplement the staffing in all classrooms, to enable small group support where needed, to employ a qualified TA to provide specific programme support in the afternoons and to employ a different TA to provide one to one support for phonics and early reading. It also provides resources to support children including test materials.
None of children are registered as disabled but our disability access plan is available from our website.
Progress of children with SEND.
Careful tracking and monitoring by our SEND governor shows that our SEND children make progress. We know this because their IEPs (Pupil passports) are reviewed termly and new targets are set for the coming term. We look at outcomes from standardised and non-standardised tests. Our records show that SEND children are making progress although they may remain below the level expected for their age.
Outcomes at the end of Keystage 2.
Our RAISEonline 2016 data tells us that we are successful in ensuring that our SEND children make progress. Their progress was better than the non-SEND children although, again, not all of them reached the expected level for their age.
Our detailed policy and offer are available on our website. Information on the Local Authority local offer can be found here: http://www.leics.gov.uk/local_offer