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SEND Statement

 Arboretum Primary School – SEND provision.

 

THE SEND AIMS OF THE SCHOOL

 

• To ensure that all pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum

• To provide a differentiated curriculum appropriate to the individual’s needs and ability.

• To ensure the identification of all pupils requiring SEND provision as early as possible in their school career

• To ensure that SEND pupils take as full a part as possible in all school activities

• To ensure that parents of SEND pupils are kept fully informed of their child’s progress and attainment

• To create an environment where pupils can contribute to their own learning, where they feel safe and listened to.

 

Arrangements for the admission of disabled pupils

 

The admission arrangements for ALL pupils are in accordance with national legislation, including the Equality Act 2010. This includes children with any level of SEND; those with Education, Health and Care Plans and those without. In common with other maintained schools, the Local Authority (Derby City Council) administers admissions into the school and consults with the Headteacher and the Governing Body.

 

The steps taken to prevent disabled pupils from being treated less favourably than other pupils.

 

Arboretum Primary School values the abilities and achievements of all its pupils, and is committed to providing each pupil with the best possible environment for learning. At Arboretum Primary School we have adopted a whole- school approach to SEND policy and practice. All staff are committed to the principles and aims of this policy. Pupils identified as having SEND are, as far as is practicable, fully integrated into mainstream classes. Every effort is made to ensure that they have full access to the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and are integrated into all aspects of the school.

 

The facilities provided to assist access for disabled pupils and the schools’ accessibility plans.

 

Arboretum Primary School is fully accessible for all pupils including those pupils with physical disabilities. Taxis are able to drop off and collect pupils inside the school grounds in designated parking bays. All classrooms and learning areas allow for the learning needs of all pupils and where necessary, adaptations have been made. We have sound field systems in classrooms and specially adapted SEN toilets with tracking hoists and a clos- o- mat toilet. Corridors and doors allow access for wheelchair users and ramps and handrails are in place as an alternative to steps. Staff provide intimate care for pupils and where necessary administer physiotherapy and OT programmes.

 

The schools’ arrangements for providing a graduated response to children’s SEN.

 

The school adopts the levels of intervention as described in the SEND Code of Practice. The Code of Practice advocates a graduated response to meeting pupils’ needs. Where it is determined that a pupil does have SEND, parents will be formally advised of this and the decision to add the pupil to the SEND register is made. The aim of formally identifying a pupil with SEND is to help school ensure that effective provision is put in place and so remove any barriers to learning. The support provided consists of a four part process.

• Assess

• Plan

• Do

• Review

This is an ongoing cycle to enable the provision to be refined and revised as the understanding of the needs of the pupil grows. This cycle enables identification of those interventions which are most effective in supporting the pupil to achieve good levels of progress and
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