All pupils with Special Needs


For all children at St Alban’s RC Primary School who have an additional need we:

Recognise the contributions families can provide and work in partnership with them to best support our pupils.
Deliver high quality teaching, adapting the curriculum and our resources to ensure children can access the learning.
Employ a fully qualified Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) to lead on SEN provision across the school.
Assess and review the learning of our SEN children, using that information to inform future planning and teaching.
Provide teaching assistants in class who work with SEN children and also, importantly, support other children so that the teacher has more opportunities to work with the SEN children.
Hold regular meetings for teaching assistants with the SENCO, to review children, interventions and resources and to adapt provision where necessary.
Support our families with children with SEN, formally through review meetings and informally through direct conversations and information sharing. Families are also advised of other services and organisations which may offer further advice and support.
Seek advice from outside agencies to ensure each child’s needs are fully identified and understood and to learn from specialists how best to support our SEN children.
We evaluate intervention groups and strategies on a termly basis.
Regularly evaluate our teaching resources to ensure they are accessible to all SEN children.
Ensure our school activities and trips, as far as is possible, are accessible to all our SEN children.
Hold planning and review meetings with families for children with a higher level of SEN.
Provide on-going SEN training and information for teachers and teaching assistants
Liaise closely with secondary schools at transition times to ensure SEN pupil information is clearly communicated and recommendations heard so that the move to secondary school is as smooth as possible. (Link: SEND Policy)