Special Educational Needs
"Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are included in all aspects of school life. Leaders are ambitious for all pupils, including those pupils with SEND. Thoughtful consideration is given to tasks and support so pupils with SEND are confident in their learning and achieve well throughout the curriculum."
Inspection of Renhold VC Primary School
At Renhold VC Primary School, we have a nurturing home-from-home environment where our Christian values build and reinforce the connections between all members of the Renhold family. We embrace, accept and celebrate all in our diverse school community; all have the ability to thrive and achieve.
Renhold is an inclusive, mainstream school in which the teaching and learning, achievements, attitudes and well-being of every young person matters. Our passionate staff support children in finding and fulfilling their talents in an environment where they learn and grow, whatever their circumstances. We embrace the fact that every child is different, and therefore the educational needs of every child are different; this is certainly the case for children with SEND. We believe in participation and equal opportunities for all. We ensure that all pupils are equally valued by having equal access to a broad, balanced and ambitious curriculum which is differentiated and scaffolded to meet individual needs and abilities
It is the school’s policy to welcome children with special educational needs. It is estimated that 20% of children will have a special educational need at some time during their school career, be it short or long term. This may be a need for extra help in a specific subject like reading or may be an emotional difficulty following, for example, a bereavement. Renhold VC Primary School is committed to integrating children with special educational needs. It also has a policy of positive intervention for any child experiencing difficulties in any area of the curriculum. The staff at Renhold Primary School is trained and experienced in many types of remedial and special needs teaching and has developed resources and methods to help children who are beginning to fail. If in-school resources prove to be insufficient there are outside agencies to call upon such as the Learning Support Service who provide specialised advice and have access to a variety of diagnostic tests. If extra support is required above and beyond that available through the school budget your child may be required to undergo formal assessment so that an EHCP may be issued. This enables your child to receive extra non-teaching or teaching support in the classroom, which is financed by the Local Education Authority. It is reviewed every year and the child will be de-statemented when the support is no longer required. There are strict regulations about the statementing procedure, so if you wish to know more please come and see the Headteacher.
Any problems experienced by your child will be discussed with parents as soon as possible so that we can work as a partnership to help overcome them.
The named Link Governor for Special Educational Needs is Mr Martin Darlow, and the Special Needs Co-ordinator for the staff is Mrs Sarah Polson (Maternity Cover for Miss Lisa Larham).
If you have any questions regarding any aspect of our Special Needs Provision then please contact the school who will be happy to discuss these with you.
Below are some documents which explain fully our approach to SEND. If you require any further information or if you have any concerns regarding your child, please contact our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) Mrs Polson:
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