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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

At Normanton Junior Academy we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum with high expectations and suitable targets for all. We have an inclusive ethos which supports systems for the early identification of barriers to learning and participation. Teachers take account of children's requirements and make provision to support individuals or groups of children. We recognise that children may have special needs at any time, or throughout their time in school.

As part of the changes within the Children and Families Bill local authorities are required to develop a 'local offer', which will provide information for children, young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents/carers in  a single place, helping them to understand what services the and their families can expect from a range of local agencies. Our Local Offer provides information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from our school. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for your child.

Aims

  • To ensure that all children in school are encouraged, valued and accepted equally, regardless of their ability or behaviour.
  • To ensure that all children have access to all areas of the curriculum.
  • To ensure that teaching strategies are responsive to different styles of learning to support appropriate, meaningful and effective learning for all.
  • To encourage pupils to accept their share of responsibility in their learning and feel involved in setting targets and reviewing progress.
  • To ensure that parents work in partnership with school and are kept informed and involved.
  • To ensure that all staff and outside agencies fulfil their roles in supporting the child's needs.

Link to Wakefield Council Local Offer

A glossary of words, abbreviations and terms commonly used in reference to SEND, with a definition of what the mean.

The Special Educational Needs Coordinator in school is:

Mrs Holmes-Edwards

Normanton Junior Academy

Church Lane

Normanton

WF6 1EY

office@normantonjunior.co.uk

Roles and Responsibilities of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO): 

  • The SENCO is responsible for the operation of the Special Educational Needs Policy and coordination of specific provision made to support individual children with SEN.  
  • The SENCO liaises with staff to monitor the children’s progress and plan further interventions where progress is slower than expected.
  • The SENCO has regular contact with a wide range of external agencies that are able to give more specialised advice.  

If you have any concerns regarding SEN, please do not hesitate to contact our SENCO by any of the methods provided.

Primary schools follow a set model for how they will intervene strategically to enable all children to work effectively and make good progress. The diagram below shows how the model works, with most pupils being adequately catered for with Wave 1 intervention and a small number needing Wave 3.