Special Educational Needs Information

Our School

At Kenton Bar Primary School, we pride ourselves on being a fully inclusive school with key values of Respect, Honesty, Friendship, Perseverance and Teamwork. Our mission statement “Belong, Believe, Achieve” permeates through everything we do. Working together as a school, our aim is to help every child reach their full potential. We recognise and value, the need for a full range of educational and pastoral support. In addition to a fully qualified SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator) we work very closely with various professionals from a wide range of outside agencies.

 

We manage and Additionally Resourced Centre for Communication Disorders which is a specialised provision for Newcastle learners aged 4-11, in school Years, Reception to Year 6. The provision is for learners with Social Communication Difficulties such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder, who require additional support to access mainstream education.

 

The provision offers full-time mainstream education and additional access to:

 

  • Teachers with specialist skills and training

  • Support staff with specialist skills and training

  • Supported inclusion in mainstream lessons

  • A learning base where young people can receive higher levels of support and modified approaches to their learning e.g. visual timetables and modified TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped Children) approaches

  • NHS Speech & Language Therapy

The provision can be accessed by learners who have a formal plan agreed with the Local Authority. Parents can also contact their local Newcastle Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service for impartial information, advice and support (SENDIASS) in relation to their child’s SEN/ and/or disability. The Lead Officer at SENDIASS is Judith Lane, who can be contacted on 0191 284 0480 or by e-mail: Judith.lane@newcastle.gov.uk

Special Educational Needs and Disability Information

This document outlines the types of things we do to support all our children with additional needs. The strategies, resources and support explained are regularly reviewed and modified to meet the changing needs of individual pupils.

 

For all children at Kenton Bar Primary School who have additional need we:

 

  • Recognise the importance of school and families working in partnership together.

  • Deliver quality teaching, adapting and differentiating the curriculum to ensure all children make progress.

  • Employ a fully qualified Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo) to lead our SEND provision across the school.

  • Use pupil friendly Individual Education Plans (IEPs) which clearly state the pupils’ area(s) of need, their targets and the provision and resources to be implemented to support them to meet the targets set for them.

  • Support our families with children with SEND through termly review meetings in order to review IEPs and informally through our “open door” approach where parents and carers are welcome to make an appointment at any time.

  • Seek support and advice from outside agencies such as SENTASS, the Speech and Language Therapy Service and Educational Psychology Service to ensure barriers to learning are identified and appropriate support provided.

  • Deploy teaching staff and teaching assistants to deliver a range of intervention programmes.

  • Offer Primary to Secondary transition support for pupils and parents.

  • Liaise with schools within the SMART Multi-Academy Trust, secondary schools and schools with Additionally Resourced Centres (ARCs) to provide a range of opportunities for all our children and when pupils transfer to another school/provision at any point in their education.

    If you have any concerns about your child’s SEND, progress or provision we ask you to come into school and discuss matters further with your child’s class teacher in the first instance or the school SENDCo (Mrs Victoria Ravel).

    Miss Rebekah Vaughan (Pastoral Lead) is based in Kenton Bar Primary School Monday-Friday and can offer support for children and families.

External Links

www.autism.org.uk 

NHS - Autism 
NHS Autistic Spectrum Disorder pages 

British Dyslexia Organisation 
British Dyslexia Organisation 

NHS – Dyslexia 
NHS Dyslexia pages