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SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITY INFORMATION
Special Educational Needs
Holy Trinity is an inclusive school, which offers a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum for all its pupils. Some children have a special educational need, which means special provision is made to accommodate their needs. This may be because of a learning difficulty, a health issue, a disability or emotional and behavioural difficulties.
At Holy Trinity we:
use our best endeavours to make sure that a child with SEN gets the support they need.
ensure that children with SEN engage in the activities of the school alongside pupils who do not have SEN
designate a teacher to be responsible for coordinating SEN provision – the SEN coordinator, or SENCO. Our SENCO is currently Mrs Carol Knight. The member of our governing body with specific oversight of the school’s arrangements for SEN and disability is currently Mrs Dot Thomson inform parents when they are making special educational provision for a child.
Our school, like all others is required to provide help at the earliest possible point, with children and young people with SEN and their parents fully involved in decisions about their support and what they want to achieve. It is anticipated that this will lead to better outcomes, and more efficient ways of working.
In 2014, the government, having listened to what parents want, put in place a number of things to bring about improvements. One of these was the Local Offer. The local offer provides information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies, including education, health and social care. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for your child.
The local offer provides information on a number of things, including:
special educational provision;
social care provision;
other educational provision;
travel arrangements for children and young people to schools, colleges and early years education; and
preparing for adulthood, including housing, employment and leisure opportunities.
For children with more complex needs, a coordinated assessment process and Education, Health and Care plan (EHC plan) will have now replaced statements.
Children on the SEN register who do not qualify for an EHC plan are deemed to be requiring 'SEN support'.
Arrangements for handling complaints from parents of children with special educational needs (SEN) about the support the school provides
In the first instance, please contact the SENCO to outline your complaint. If you feel that your complaint has not been resolved satisfactorily please follow the guidance in the SEN Policy (click on link below).
Parents can be signposted to the Blackburn with Darwen’s Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) for support (see link below)
The SEN Code of Practice outlines additional measures the Local Authority must set up for preventing and resolving disagreements. Parents/carers will be given the necessary information upon request.
SEN characterises at Holy Trinity CE Primary School
Breakdown of SEND 2019-20
59% of the pupils are on the SEND register which is above the national average.
% of pupils with EHCP is currently 1.7% which is below the national average.
We have some pupils with IPRA when added to EHCP brings us into line with the national average, these are slowly being converted to EHCP by the local authority when required.
Implementation of Special Needs policy 2018-9
SEND external audit carried out
Provision Maps established for all classes/year groups
SEND diaries completed by Support Staff to monitor progress.
Tracking of SEND pupils through half termly progress meetings
Nurture groups established to support children with SEND needs.
Work completed with Local Authority to ensure children were getting the correct support.
Priorities for 2019-20
Use of Target Tracker and PIVATS to monitor small steps progress.
Focussed intervention in class to make sure children have access to wide curriculum.
Improve communication between school and parents so they feel more aware of the support provided.
Holy Trinity school disabled access points
1. Disabled access for Years 1 and 2 is located through the blue “Steven's Gate” at the side of the main office entrance.
2. Disabled access for all other years can be located through the double black doors, around the back of the school, by on the left-hand side
astroturf at the back of the school.
3. Access for Reception Class is located through the white doors, towards the Astro-turf where a disabled lift provides access to the upper floor.
For further information, please contact the
school on 01254 702119