Our vision statement is the back drop for all we do in school, including our work with our pupils with additional learning needs. The SEN Information report document gives families information about the variety of ways we ensure we support our children with special educational needs (SEN) to achieve their potential. We provide a full range of educational and pastoral support to all of our pupils and those with SEN make very good progress. The information here is general; each child is an individual and will receive unique provision and resources where necessary.
There are a number of reasons why a child may be identified as having SEN:
What kinds of Special Educational Needs (SEN) does the school provide for?
At the Firs Primary School, we provide for children of varying needs. This is done through a number of methods depending on the children’s needs. A child is classed as having special educational needs if he or she has learning difficulties that call for special educational provision to be made. We have experience of supporting children with a wide range of SEND needs including;
The Firs Primary School has a Small Specialist Class, which specialises in meeting the needs of pupils with Social Communication, Complex Learning Difficulties and Autism. The SSC is for pupils aged 7 to 11 (Juniors). There are 10 pupils with one teacher and two teaching assistants. All pupils have a Statement/EHC plan for Special Educational Needs. Currently our pupils’ needs include:
Pupils are well supported and integrate with other classes in the school in certain areas of the curriculum, as well as during playtime and dinnertime. The pupils are taught in multi-sensory lessons and have access to a sensory room, soft play area, cooking/life skills area and an individual playground.
OFSTED 2013 - “Pupils in the specialist unit make good, and on occasion, outstanding progress because of the high quality support they receive. Extra help is provided both in and out of the lessons and pupils are fully included in the life of the school”.