The Special Educational Needs Team
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo, DDSL and ELSA) - Mrs B Lock
Intervention teaching assistants- Mrs R Kealey and Mrs F Allen
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.
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 Team 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.
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. Recommendations can then be offered to best support the individual child.
Kiwi School's SEN policy can be found here.
Kiwi School's SEN report can be found here.
Please find below links to information and support for parents.