St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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Our School Offer

St Joseph's Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) 

including our School Offer 2016-2017

 

 

When the Children and Families Bill is activated in 2014, local authorities will be required to publish information online about all services for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) aged 0 - 25. This is the LocalOffer.

 

The Local Offer will provide accurate and easy to understand information for parents, carers and young people about what services are available and how they can access them.

 

Here at St Joseph's we make a School Offer to those children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 

across all curriculum areas.

 

                     

At St Joseph’s we believe all children are special.

We strive as a school to support all children to achieve their best in their learning journey. 

Quality first teaching is vital, although for some children further steps need to be taken to help them on their learning journey

The following details St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School’s Individual School Offer (SEN Information Report as required in Schedule 1 of Regulation 51) and should be read in conjunction with Calderdale’s Local Offer www.calderdale.gov.uk/localofferwhich details the provision available in all Calderdale schools and academies.

 

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School – Brighouse

Headteacher

Mrs Mary Hodges

Telephone – School Office

01484 713037

Address

Finkil Street, Hove Edge, Brighouse, HD6 7NT

Email – School Office

admin@st-josephs-brig.calderdale.sch.uk

Age Range

3-11

Funding

Voluntary Aided Catholic Primary School

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

(SENCo)

Mrs Claire Slack

Email - SENCo

claire.slack@st-josephs-brig.calderdale.sch.uk

SEN Governor

Mr Paul Munley

St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Brighouse

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Core Offer 2017-2018

 

When the Children and Families Bill becomes enacted in 2014, local authorities will be required to publish information online about all services for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) aged 0 - 25. This is the Local Offer.

The Local Offer will provide accurate and easy to understand information for parents, carers and young people about what services are available and how they can access them.

School make a Core Offer to those children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities across all curriculum areas.

 

 

Currently in our school we cater for children with the following needs:

Moderate learning difficulties

Specific learning difficulties

Speech, language and communication needs

Social, emotional and behaviour difficulties

Mild hearing Impairment

 

Accessibility of Building: Fully wheelchair accessible with ramps internally and externally.

Disabled toileting facilities in both Nursery and main school.

 

Description of Specialist Support Available to pupils:

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo) – Mrs C Slack

2 NNEB Nursery Nurses and 11 Teaching Assistants (TAs) – trained in a range of skills including:

speech and language, maths, phonics, reading, handwriting, ‘Let’s talk’ and specific 1:1

 

All children are offered:

Access to a broad, balanced curriculum:

  • Individualised targets
  • High quality facilities
  • Access to staff expertise across the school
  • SEN support/advice
  • Differentiated curriculum planning, work and delivery
  • Visual timetables and kinaesthetic opportunities as needed
  • Tracking of Progress
  • Termly parental reviews
  • Single Assessment Framework and Looked After Children (LAC) Reviews
  • Catholic Care Worker access as needed (behaviour/young carers)
  • Access to the school nurse and wider professional support - external agency support applied for as

  needed

 

For children with additional needs we offer:

  • In class support
  • Small group working with Teacher/Teaching Assistant
  • Intervention groups
  • Targeted differentiation
  • Circle Time
  • Additional homework in partnership with parents/carers
  • Individual Education Plans/Behaviour contracts/Pastoral Support Plans/Risk Assessments/

  Health Care Plans

  • Individual access arrangements for SATS if required
  • Individual access to Information Technology (IT) programs and provision if needed
  • Single Assessment
  • Support from Catholic Care Worker

 

We also access support from the following agencies (subject to agency waiting lists):

  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • CAMHS
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Behaviour Team
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Disabilities Advisory Teaching Service
  • Hearing Impairment Advisory Teaching Service
  • Children and Young People’s Service (CYPS)
  • Social Services
  • SEN Monitoring Team
  • Health Services – Schools Nurse Team

Staff have received recent Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to support children with SEND in the following areas:

Behaviour Management

Effective use of the TA

Developing Speech and Language

Improving Children’s Writing

Paediatric First Aid

First Aid at Work

Lego Therapy

Play Dough Disco

SENDCo Network

Inhaler Training

Epipen Training

 

Future new and Refresher Training is Planned for:

Dyslexia

Dyscalculia

ASD

 

Disability Access

 

All schools have duties under the Equality Act 2010 towards individual disabled children and young people. They must make reasonable adjustments, including the provision of auxiliary aids and services for disabled children, to prevent them being put at a substantial disadvantage. These duties are anticipatory – they require thought to be given in advance to what disabled children and young people might require and what adjustments might need to be made to prevent that disadvantage. Schools also have wider duties to prevent discrimination, to promote equality of opportunity and to foster good relations. (SEND COP 2014)

Further details can be found on our Accessibility Plan