SEND Information and Support
"I am fearfully and wonderfully made" Psalm 139
My name is Jane Rhodes and I am the SENCO and Mental Health and Wellbeing lead.
You can contact me by phoning the school or emailing email@example.com
"The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart" 1 Samuel 16:7
The SEND Code of Practice states that children have a learning difficulty if they:
This may relate to impairments in;
At St. Anne’s Catholic School, we provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all pupils based on three principles: Setting suitable learning challenges, responding to pupils’ diverse learning needs and supporting children to overcome potential barriers to learning. Saint Anne’s Catholic Primary School values all pupils and celebrates diversity of all. All pupils,including those with SEND have equal opportunities to achieve and play an active role in school life. We provide a high-quality education to all of our pupils, including those with SEND, and do everything we can to meet the needs of pupils with SEND.
You can read more about our provision at St Anne’s and the local offer below:
The Birmingham Local Offer Website includes information about the wide range of services that are available to support all areas of a child’s life (0-25 years) especially those with a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND). This includes support with education, physical and mental health, social care, leisure activities and moving towards independence and adulthood.
Parent link at SENAR are available to discuss provision for your child on 0121 303 8461 or https://www.localofferbirmingham.co.uk/send-support-and-information/advice-and-support/
Webinars to support children with SEND https://www.localofferbirmingham.co.uk/send-support-and-information/webinars/
Phone numbers to enquire about waiting list/appointments for an Autism or ADHD assessment are
- ADHD: 0121 466 3425 or 0121 466 3426
- ASD: 0121 466 6825
Other organisations that may be able to help:
Click on the questions at the end of this page to find out more:
In our school we make provision for pupils who have any of the needs in the table below. We know that some pupils will have difficulties in more than one of these areas and we will always do our best to meet their needs. The things we do may vary and actual support will be based on the specific needs of each pupil.
All children in school have support within lessons through scaffolding and quality first teaching strategies. This means that activities are planned according to the level the child or young person is working at. This can include a variety of adaptions including changes to the physical environment, changes to teaching styles as well as levels of adult support. Children with SEND will have an Individual teaching plan (ITP) where they will work on small step targets during their intervention groups.
At Saint Anne's Catholic Primary we identify pupils where:
- Progress is significantly slower than that of peers starting from same baseline.
- Fails to match or better the child's previous rate of progress.
- Fails to close the attainment gap between the child and peers.
- Widens the attainment gap.
In school we use a variety of different ways to assess whether a child or young person has special educational needs. Some of these ways include:
- School based test results/tracking and monitoring, eg. Language and Literacy continuum.
- Information from parents and carers.
- Information from the child or young person.
- Specialised assessments carried out by members of the school's support services.
- Information from previous schools or settings.
- Results from end of key stage assessments.
- Discussions with adults who work with the child or young person.
Once a child or young person is identified as having a special educational need, a graduated approach to support is taken. The child or young person's needs will first be assessed, then support will be planned, carried out and then reviewed. At the review any necessary changes will be made.
All children's progress, including those children or young people with special educational need, is tracked using the school's assessment tracking system. Pupils are assessed regularly using teacher marking, observations and questioning as well as more formal assessments such as curriculum tests and standardised test.
In Birmingham we also have access to the Birmingham Language and Literacy and Maths toolkits which support assessment when a child or young person is making small steps of progress. In addition for children or young people with special educational needs we also set individual targets that are reviews at least three times a year. This helps the school to monitor how well interventions are working.
The progress each child is making is discussed at pupil progress meetings with a member of the Senior Leadership team, the class teacher and the SENCo.
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