Special Educational Needs
At Milton Park Primary School we recognise that pupils have individual needs. Some pupils require more support than others. If these pupils are to achieve their full potential, we must recognise this and plan accordingly.
We acknowledge that a significant proportion of pupils will have special educational needs at some time in their school career. Some of these pupils may require additional support throughout their time in school, whilst others may need specific intervention for a brief period to help overcome more short term needs.
If there is something not on here you would like included or there is something you feel could be improved, please contact Miss Gooding.
Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator
|Miss Gooding is our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator. She is a teaching member of staff Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and she is out of class Thursday and Friday to meet with parents/carers and other professionals regarding her SENDCo role.|
Miss Gooding can be contacted on the school telephone number (01934) 624868 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Educational Needs (SEN) is a legal term. It describes the needs of a child who has a difficulty or disability which makes learning more difficult for them in comparison to children of the same age.
SEN covers a broad spectrum of difficulty or disability. Children may have wide-ranging or specific problems, e.g, a child might have difficulty with an area of learning, such as letters or numbers, or they might have problems relating to peers, or to adults.
You know your child better than anyone else, if your child attends a pre-school speak to their teacher or key worker. If your child is already in school, talk to their teacher. Ask also to speak to the school’s Special Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCO), who organises extra help for children with SEN.
Schools are required by law to provide an education for all pupils, regardless of their ability or special needs. All schools should have a SEN/Inclusion policy. If the SENDCO and your child’s teacher agree that your child has SEN, the school will probably take a ‘graduated approach’ – this means ‘step-by-step’, as set out in the Code of Practice for SEN. They will offer your child extra support, with the possibility of more support if needed. Whatever the school decides to do, you have the right to be informed and for your views, and your child’s views, to be taken into account.
Individual Support Plan (ISP)
Your child may have an individual support plan created for them which outlines their needs and support that they will receive in school. On the plan we implement short-term, medium-term and long-term outcomes for the child, giving them achievable and aspirational outcomes to work towards whist at Milton Park.
The ISP is reviewed three times a year with the parent, the class teacher and the SEND lead. This is where we will look at the outcomes for the child and plan for next steps to further their progress. We shall also look at their strengths and barriers to learning and parent and child views as it is important to take on board external factors when reviewing these plans.
Below is a guide for parents which explains the ISPs in more detail. If you do have any questions about the plan, please do contact your child's class teacher, or Miss Gooding after if needed.
North Somerset Local offer
The local offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their families, including:
•services from local agencies, early years settings, schools, health and care services
•how to find the services you need
•who to contact to access them
•how to tell us if things don’t go to plan
Click on the tab below to visit the North Somerset Local Offer website
If you would like to book an appointment with our school SENCo (Miss Gooding), complete the form below and she will get back to you as soon as possible.