Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

In this section, you will find details of the school's SEND Offer and Annual SEND Reports.

 

Muxton Primary School SEND Offer

Identification

Children learn at different rates and in different ways. At Muxton School, we are committed to early identification, assessment and intervention for children who may have special educational needs.  Systematic assessment of all children, in line with the relevant and agreed school procedures, enables early identification of possible learning difficulties.  Class teachers will notify the SENCo using the agreed referral process and a profile is compiled to determine the child’s strengths and areas to be developed. We can then identify and implement the appropriate strategies for the child.

The class teacher, SENCo and other relevant parties, including parents and teaching assistants, may work together to build the profile of the child. School Support may then be initiated if the profile suggests additional support is required. This additional support will be recorded in the form of a class provision map and where appropriate an Individual Provision Map (IPM).

Further advice and professional support is sought and implemented as is considered necessary for the individual needs of children.

Interventions and resources

Intervention groups are used consistently throughout the school for targeting children with areas of concern. If parents have a concern, they are welcome to discuss this at any time initially with their child’s class teacher and then the SENCo (Mrs Rhian Warlow)

Interventions available in Early Years:

  • 1-1 and small group Speech and language support
  • Letter and sounds intervention groups.
  • Extra reading – 1-1
  • Handwriting groups – multisensory.
  • Social skills group

Interventions available within KS1

  • Coolkids for physical skills
  • 1:1 and small group Phonic support
  • 1-1 and small group Speech and language support
  • Letter and sounds intervention groups.
  • Extra reading – 1-1
  • Early Bird reading groups

Interventions available within KS2

  • Cool kids for physical skills
  • Speed up - writing
  • 1:1 and small group Phonic support
  • 1-1 and small group Speech and language support
  • Letter and sounds intervention groups.
  • Extra reading – 1-1

Resources

  • Sloping boards for writing
  • Pencils and pencil grips
  • Different types of scissors
  • Outdoor learning
  • Role-play areas
  • Gross and fine motor skills equipment
  • Visual timetables
  • Speech and language resources.
  • Communication books
  • ICT – specific Early years programmes
  • Individual workstations
  • Handwriting boards with guides for letter formation and orientation
  • Wobble cushions
  • Write from the Start resources for Handwriting

SEN Curriculum

Where children have additional needs, they will be supported in accessing the full curriculum through specialist equipment and/or human resources.

The curriculum is planned to be multi-sensory in order to support children’s differing learning styles.

In order to meet the learning needs of all children, teachers differentiate teaching and learning and the activities they provide on a daily basis.  Where children are identified as having special educational needs, the school provides for these additional needs in a variety of ways. The provision for children is related specifically to their needs.

Accessibility

All children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) should be able to reach their full potential in school. At Muxton Primary this means giving them access to the school building, the outside environment, the curriculum and the wider school life.

Progress & Assessment

Good progress for children with special educational needs is the same as good progress for all children- we assess and track all children’s progress and attainment on a regular basis using our in school systems.

Transition

Transition is crucial to ensure children are prepared for Reception or their next class or next school and that staff have all the information about each individual child they need to ensure the transition is smooth.

At Muxton, the onsite preschool aged children are invited to attend transition mornings and afternoons during the summer term. Close links are maintained with other nursery settings allowing for effective information sharing. On starting school, children in Reception have a phased start.

As children progress through each year and key stage group, close communication and information sharing is maintained between teachers and support staff allowing for smooth transitions.

Close links are created with secondary schools to ease transition into the children’s secondary phase of education.

Pupil Voice

Each class in KS1 and KS2 elects 2 representative members for the school council. The school council meets regularly to discuss ideas to be considered for implementation in school.

Parent Voice

Parents are welcome to contribute to Muxton School through open conversations with school staff, becoming a parent governor and through becoming a member of ‘Friends of Muxton’ school. They are also welcome to discuss concerns with their child’s classteacher or the school’s SENCo.

Parents receive regular updates to events and news in school through our school website.

Roles and Responsibilities 

SENCO (special Educational Needs coordinator) - Rhian Warlow

Inclusion Mentor - Kwabena Agyemang

SEND Governors - Judy Bailey and Judith Felton

 

Training and Qualifications within school

First Aid

Paediatric first aid

Child protection and safeguarding

Coolkids

Speed up!

Autism – Earlybird plus

Epipen training

Asthmas training

Moving and handling

MAST

 

Glossary 

SEND - Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities

SEN - Special Educational Needs

SENCO - Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator 

EHCP - Education, Health and Care Plan

SALT - Speech and Language Therapy

CAMHS - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

EP - Educational Psychologist

LSAT - Learning Support Advisory Teacher

BSS - Behaviour Support Service

ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder

SIS - Sensory Inclusion Service

 

Muxton Primary School SEND Information Reports

Please click here to see the SEND Information Report for 2015 / 2016

 

Telford and Wrekin SEND Offer

Please click on the link below to see the local authority's SEND offer:

http://www.telfordsend.org.uk/

 

Statutory Guidance

Please click below to see the Children and Families Act 2014:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/pdfs/ukpga_20140006_en.pdf

 

Please click below to see the SEND Code of Practice January 2015:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/398815/SEND_Code_of_Practice_January_2015.pdf

 

Please click below to see the guidance about Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions September 2014:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/484418/supporting-pupils-at-school-with-medical-conditions.pdf