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Kiwi Primary School

The Special Educational Needs Team

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) - Mrs B Lock

Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant (SEN TA)- Mrs L Thomas

Intervention teaching assistants- Mrs M Long and Mrs S McFarlane

Inclusion Teaching Assistant- Mrs N Marsh

Speech and Language Teaching Assistant- Mrs S Gallagher

Special Educational Needs

Please find below information about Special Educational Needs at Kiwi Primary School.

 

Aim

We aim to create an environment where we celebrate diversity and know that we are all equally valued and respected as individuals. We aim to develop the whole child so that they leave our school as confident, independent learners as well as creative, critical thinkers. We encourage high quality work through high expectations.

Every term the progress of all pupils is monitored closely.  Using assessments we monitor children's progress. Any child may have additional educational needs at some point during his/her school time in school, using regular assessments we can monitor children's progress.

If a pupil requires support that is additional to, or different from the quality first teaching that takes place in the classroom, provision will be made for them to have 1:1 or small group support to help them to close gaps in their learning. Staff are also committed to providing personalised and targeted provision by accessing support from outside agencies. Children who have further support or take part in interventions will be closely monitored by the SENCo, SEN TA and Inclusion TA.

 

What should I do as a parent with concerns?

If you have concerns your first point of contact is the class teacher. After a discussion with your child's class teacher, Kiwi can begin to put the needed provision in place or we can recommend relevant outside agenises who can offer your child support. A meeting can also be set up with the SENCo by contacting the school office.

What support is available to children with SEN?

 All children with SEN have their needs met firstly in the classroom through high quality first teaching and differentiated tasks to suit their needs. Children may also take part in interventions with the class teacher or teaching assistant throughout the morning sessions.

 The SEN TA, Mrs Thomas, works closely with SEN children, during 1:1 interventions or small, focussed group tasks. Children may also take part in interventions with the intervention teaching assistants, Mrs Long and Mrs McFarlane.

The Inclusion Teaching Assistant, Mrs Marsh, works closely with children on a daily basis also.

If needed, the SENCo can invite outside agencies in to school to support children or refer children to be observed and assessed by outside professionals.

 

Kiwi School's SEN policy can be found here.  

 

Please find below links to information and support for parents.

 https://www.wiltshirelocaloffer.org.uk/

 https://www.wiltshireparentcarercouncil.co.uk/en/Home_Page