Special Educational Needs
Introduction to SEN&D
At Herne CE Infant and Nursery School we strive to ensure that all children reach their full potential and are able to access a curriculum that is engaging and adapted depending on the needs of individual children. Children learn best when they are happy and when they feel safe and secure. We continually focus on the children’s wellbeing, ensuring that they are able to access and engage with learning opportunities. We view our children as individual learners whose needs are all different and may change during the time they are with us. Working collaboratively and developing good relationships with parents and pupils is important for learning and the wellbeing of our children and families within the school. Working in partnership with outside agencies is also a vital part of our role. We are very proud of our inclusive ethos and equality of opportunity for all.
Please read our SEN and Disability Policy /SEN Information Report for detailed information about our support for Special Educational Needs /Disability.
Our school SENCO is Mrs Angie Cox our school Governor is Sarah Bingham.
Mrs Cox oversees and ensure that appropriate support and provision is in place for our children. Our teachers hold the responsibility and are accountable for the progress and development of all pupils in their class. This begins at initial identification of and leads to provision for children with Additional Educational Needs (AEN). This includes children identified with a Special Educational Need (SEN), English as an Additional Language (EAL), Medical needs or where children have been identified as Gifted and Talented. Mrs Cox works in partnership with parents and external agencies where appropriate. Children’s progress is continually monitored and reviewed following a ‘Graduated Approach’ - a four part cycle (assess – plan- do- review) to secure good outcomes for pupils with SEN.
Our FLO is Mrs Tracy King
The priority of our FLO is to support and enable our children and their families to manage challenges and difficulties in their lives. This could include bereavements, anxiety, challenging behaviours, bed-wetting, emotional needs and many more. Mrs King is available on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning.
The ‘Kent Local Offer’ is a response from the government to enable parents/carers to find out about services, opportunities and access for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.
Please find below a link to Kent County Councils local offer in line with the SEN Code of Practice 2014
Please take time to look at our SEN Policy and Information Report. We welcome feedback. If you have any questions to ask, please email Mrs A. Cox (Assistant Head / SENCO) firstname.lastname@example.org