Special Educational Needs
Meeting the needs of all our children
At Fountains CE Primary School we provide an inclusive environment for all children to enjoy and achieve.
What does SEN(D) mean?
At Fountains CE Primary School we believe that all children can make good progress when provided with high quality differentiated teaching which takes account of specific learning styles.
Children are assessed regularly to ensure that they are making the expected progress and there is a shared responsibility for progress. Teachers meet at least termly with the headteacher to discuss pupil progress during which children identified as not making expected progress are discussed and interventions are planned. For the majority of children these ongoing conversations are sufficient to secure progress.
For some pupils however additional SEN support is required. A child can have SEN in one of the four areas of need (as identified in the 2014 SEN Code of Practice):
- Cognition and Learning Needs
- Emotional, Social and Mental Health Needs
- Communication and Interaction
- Sensory and/or Physical Needs
Within this section of the website there is a range of information designed to help parents and carers understand the school's approach to supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Who do I need to know?
In most cases your primary contact will be your child’s class teacher; however there may be times where the education of your child leads to involvement from the SENCo, Miss Wray. If you have any concerns regarding your child then please raise them with the class teacher and/or the SENCo.
These documents have been created with parents in order to show what is on offer to all of our children and the support and challenge that is given at different times in their school life.
The summary gives an overview to our school ethos with the policy providing more detail. The appendix gives a clear outline of different educational needs and the resources including staff expertise which will support your child in their time at Fountains.
Our Special Educational Needs (SEN) Information Report outlines the support and provision for parents / carers of children who have a SEND in our school.
The Local Authority has also published for Parents a Local Offer, which outlines what provision is available in North Yorkshire, in Education, Health and Care for young people 0 - 25 with SEND.
Click hereto access School SEN information report 2017
Click hereto access Meeting the needs - Inclusion summary
Click here to access Meeting the Needs Policy
Click here to access SEN Support Appendix
Click here to access North Yorkshire Local Offer
Click here to access NYCC Dyslexia information
Click here to access Child Protection policy
Click here to access Keeping Children Safe document
Click here to access Safeguarding policy
If any member of our school community has questions or would like further information in relation to special educational needs or disabilities please feel free to contact the school and make an appointment to see Miss Wray (SENCo).