Everyone at Heald Place Primary School is committed to providing the conditions and opportunities to enable any child with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) to be included fully in all aspects of school life.
We aim to support pupils who have additional needs as identified within the four areas in the SEND Code of Practice 2015. These four areas of need are:
- Communication and interaction (CI)
- Cognition and learning (CL)
- Social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH)
- Sensory and/or physical difficulties (SPD)
Partnership plays a key role in enabling pupils and young people with SEND to achieve their full potential. Parents hold key information and have knowledge and experience to contribute to the shared view of a child’s needs and will be treated as partners. We encourage parents to make an active contribution to their child’s education and have regular meetings to share the progress of special needs pupils with their parents. We inform the parents of any outside intervention, and share the process of decision-making by providing clear information relating to the education of their child. Through an open-door policy, parents always have access to the SENDCo and/or any member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).
Pupils and young people with special educational needs often have a unique knowledge of their own needs and their views about what sort of help they would like. They will be encouraged to contribute to the assessment of their needs and the review and transition process.
At Heald Place we use a four-part cycle, known as the graduated approach, this is also known as assess, plan, do, review. This is how we assess the effectiveness of the provision made for children with SEN. Please refer to page 6 of the SEND Policy for more information.
Equal opportunities at Heald Place Primary School.
Our school aims to treat all its pupils fairly and with respect. This involves providing access and opportunities for all pupils without discrimination of any kind.
Heald Place is an inclusive school, which seeks to provide a rich, varied, high quality curriculum tailored to meet the needs of every child in an accessible environment. At Heald Place, we ensure all children have fair access to educational opportunities and challenges that enable them to reach their potential. Our school is also committed to ensuring staff are trained in equality issues with reference to the Equality Act 2010, including understanding disability issues.
All pupils are able to access educational visits and after school clubs, unless and otherwise restricted on medical / physical grounds, pupils who are identified as needing extra support will have an individual risk assessment written to ensure the correct support is in place. For further information, please see the Equality Policy and the school's Disability and Accessibility Plan.
If you have any concerns about your child or the support they are receiving, please speak to the class teacher first. It is best to make an appointment to speak to your child’s teacher. Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Denton, the SENDCo, by phone or on the email provided on this page. In rare circumstances, a parent may wish to seek advice outside school. Parents are able to contact the Information, Advice and Support [IAS] service for further advice. A link is provided further down on this page. The school’s Complaints Procedure Policy is available from the school office and is also on the school’s website.
For more information about how your child will be supported and what our school offers, please read the policies below.