What are Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)?
A Special Educational Need and is a difficulty or barrier that affects a child's ability to learn and to access the curriculum. A Disability is a long term health condition which causes a difficulty or barrier to learn or to access the curriculum. We are committed to meeting the educational needs of all our pupils and recognise that some of our children will need additional support.
How will we facilitate the support of pupils with SEND?
- Communicate with parents/carers and work together as partners.
- Support in accessing the Lincolnshire Local Offer
- Ensure teachers provide a rich curriculum and Quality First Teaching.
- Provide and adapt provision for meeting pupils’ needs;
- through individual or group learning interventions,
- teacher led boosters as well as specific Programmes led by Teaching Assistants.
- Foster and maintain links with all outside agencies, educational support services to support our knowledge of supporting a range of needs.
- Support children and families with transitions to secondary schools.
- Make use of the outreach services from special schools to support learners.
- Initiate and facilitate staff development CPD with special educational needs.
- We strive to train all of our staff in a vast range of SEND as well as good quality interventions and strategies to promote development.
- Offer a range of Pastoral opportunities through:
- 1:1 or group sessions with our trained mentor (ELSA),
- Fun Friends,
- Lego Therapy,
- Drawing and Talking therapy.
- Ensure that our school provides for equal access in line with the Disability Discrimination Act
If you have any further concerns regarding SEND, this Government document will offer further reading: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers
Who are the SEND team?
Mrs Harper and Mrs Mackey lead SEND across the Grace Federation, where they work closely with the Class Teachers in monitoring progress of learners. They offer support to Teachers in suggesting strategies and intervention Programmes that could support the gaps in learning. They offer regular observations to see the barriers to learning and offer support there too.
If you need to contact them, you can email them direct using the email address:
email@example.com or telephone: 01476870649 / 01476561077
Recommended support networks found within the Family Service Directory and Local Offer:
- Lincolnshire Local Offer for SEN and Disability
- Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum
- SENDIAS – SEN and Disability Information and advice service
- Support for families with disabled children:
- GAIN – Grantham Autistic Information Network
- Emotional Wellbeing/Behaviour Pathway
- Children’s Community Services
- Healthy Minds Lincolnshire
- Liase – SEND Information, advice and support services for Lincolnshire (free, independent family support with EHCP process)
- Autism – the National Autistic Society
- ADHD – Lincolnshire ADHD Support Services