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Our Vision For SEND

Our SEND Vision:

At Caldecote Primary School we recognise that every child is unique and special. 

Our school motto is: ‘Happy, Health, High Achieving’ and within our rich and varied curriculum, every child is given opportunities and support, in a safe, caring and stimulating environment, to enable them to be happy, healthy and achieve the highest possible standards.

How we make this happen:

All staff are committed to meeting the needs of all our children and strive to identify and break down any barriers that are preventing children from making the progress they are capable of.

As a school, we recognise the importance of not only supporting children’s academic progress but also developing their behavioural, emotional and social skills to enable them to become confident, independent learners. The SEND co-ordinator and Mental Health lead work in partnership to ensure that the needs of the whole child are always kept in mind.

As a school we are committed to working with parents – striving to understand their unique situations, listening to them and seeing their child as an individual.

All staff are committed to on-going training and development to extend their own knowledge and understanding of SEND issues and needs.

SEN Legislation

The reforms in the Children and Families Bill 2014 affected the way children with special educational needs (SEN) are supported in schools. This new approach was implemented in September 2014 and places pupils at the centre of planning.  Building on best practice, the SEND Code of Practice 0-25 sets clear expectations on schools to deliver a whole school approach to SEND, with good quality teaching as a first response and a clear focus on outcomes. Teachers are at the heart of the new SEND support system, supported by the strategic role of the SENco, with strong leadership from head teachers and governors.

A key principle of this new legislation is that young people and their families should be fully involved in discussions about the support they need, so they can share their knowledge and feedback to the school on the young person’s progress.

For children who are identified as needing some extra support, teachers will create a learning plan which will be shared with parents and reviewed termly. Some of these children will receive extra support in the form of 1:1 or small group support.

 As a school we use a platform called Edukey to record information about children who are receiving additional support and the provision they are receiving.