Our School SENCo is Mrs Clare Coates.
Email: email@example.com Tel: 0161 368 2166
SEND Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
At Bradley Green Primary we are committed to the equal inclusion of all pupils in all areas of school life. We recognise the diverse and individual needs of all of our pupils and take into account the additional support required by those children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
We recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision which will enable them to achieve their potential and enjoy well- being as enshrined in the outcomes of Every Child Matters (be healthy; be safe; enjoy and achieve; make a positive contribution and achieve economic well-being). We believe in positive intervention; removing barriers to learning; raising expectations and levels of achievement and working in partnership with other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all SEND pupils.
We consult with pupils who have Special Educational Needs on an annual basis to ensure that we are listening to the needs of our SEN cohort. The findings of our latest SEND Pupil Voice can be found here.
Bradley Green Primary Academy will take steps to prevent disabled pupils from being treated less favourably than other pupils. In order to promote equality of opportunity for disabled pupils, we will make reasonable adjustments to prevent them from being put under a disadvantage.
In practice, we ensure that classroom and extra-curricular activities encourage the participation of all pupils, including those categorised as having Special Educational Needs. We are proud to have pupils with differing Special Educational Needs (from SEN Support through to EHCP) representing the school either through the school or Eco council and / or as ambassadors (Digital Leaders, Art Ambassadors, Sports Ambassadors).
Existing facilities provided to assist access to the school by pupils with disabilities include:
- Wheelchair access onto school grounds from the main entrance
- The building is on one level
- Disabled parking is available near the main entrance
- Wheelchair access into the school is via any main door – doors are fully accessible
- Disabled toilet available near the main entrance
Please also see the Accessibility Policy.
Curriculum – Access to a broad and balanced curriculum
All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and pace suitable for their ability. Our SEND philosophy places SEND children at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum is tailored to meet individual pupil needs. At times modifications to the curriculum may be implemented. To successfully match pupil ability to the Curriculum, Bradley Green Primary continues to be committed to:
- A range of teaching and learning styles.
- Differentiated materials (both for reinforcement and extension).
- Access to ICT.
- Additional in class support.
- Additional out of class support.
- Flexible groupings (including small group work).
- The appropriate use of rewards and consequences.
- Mentoring and counselling.
- Assessment procedures that emphasise pupils’ strengths and achievements.
- Preparing pupils for the next stage of their education and embedding life skills.
The SENCO works closely with the following professionals in order to provide the highest levels of support for pupils with SEN.
- ELT SEN specialists.
- SEN Team Tameside LA.
- Educational Psychologists.
- The Service for the Hearing Impairment.
- The Service for the Visually Impairment.
- The Health Authority (Clinical commissioning Group).
- Occupational Health/Therapy.
- Speech and Language services.
- The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMH’s).
- Behaviour and Inclusion Team.
School follow an assess-plan-do-review approach. Where a child requires significant additional support, above and beyond that provided through Quality First Teaching, parents are consulted and the child will be placed onto the SEN Register (SEN Support). Additional information regarding the provision made for pupils with special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND) can be found within the SEND Policy and Information document.
Should a parent / carer have questions regarding your child’s needs and the level of support required for your child to make relevant progress, appointments can be made with your child’s teacher and / or the SENCo via the school office. We hope that together we can alleviate concerns and work together to make sure each child is moving towards fulfilling their individual potential and becoming more independent. A positive and supportive relationship with parents is one of our most powerful resources and has a significant impact upon pupil progress.
Primary to Secondary School Transition
A successful transition from primary to secondary school is essential. Further information regarding Tameside’s Guide to Applying for a High School Place can be found in their 2022 Moving On Booklet.
The period of transition depends on the individual needs of the pupil (all children typically have at least 1 day visiting their secondary school during the Summer Term of Y6). Staff provide enhanced transition arrangements for those pupils who require it and this can range from additional visits to the secondary school to 1:1 work with the child, discussing what to expect upon arrival to secondary school.
Typically, the receiving school will be invited to attend SEN review meetings for EHCP children during the Summer Term, to ensure as smooth a transition as possible.
Reviewed: 14th December 2021
By: Mrs Clare Coates, SENCo
Mrs V. Cameron, Principal