Contact details and information
SEN Coordinator: Mrs S Taylor
Telephone: 01772 335033
SEN Governors: Mrs R Smith/Mr G Halsall
Accessibility Plan linked to paragraph 3 of schedule 10 of the Equality Act 2010
Improving access to the curriculum
Review curriculum provision
Increase staff knowledge and confidence in differentiating the curriculum for specific.
Review S.E.N.D provision
Improving access the physical environment
Ensure any development of new area on Mill site provides access for all.
As last year
Ensure school is aware of the access needs of disabled pupils, staff and visitors.
Ensure outdoor provision on Mill site in accessible for all.
Improving access to information
Review of communication with EAL families
Review information sent to parents/carers to ensure it is accessible to all
Review the school's website and electronic communication between home and school.
Special Educational Needs
Cuerden Church School is an inclusive school, which offers a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum for all of its pupils. Some children have a special educational need, which means special provision is made to accommodate their needs. This may be because of a learning difficulty, a health issue, a disability or emotional and behavioural difficulties.
At Cuerden Church School we:
There have recently been significant changes to the 2001 SEN code of practice.
The main changes from the SEN Code of Practice (2001) reflect the changes introduced by the Children and Families Act 2014. This new approach joins up the system across education, health and care, from birth to 25. Our school, like all others is required to provide help at the earliest possible point, with children and young people with SEN and their parents fully involved in decisions about their support and what they want to achieve. It is anticipated that this will lead to better outcomes, and more efficient ways of working.
The government have listened to what parents say their experience of services is like and have put in place a number of things to bring about improvements. One of these is the Local Offer.
The local offer provides information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies, including education, health and social care. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for your child.
The local offer provides information on a number of things, including:
Links to these are at the top of this page.
For children with more complex needs, a co-ordinated assessment process and the new 0-25 Education, Health and Care plan (EHC plan) will replace statements. We have worked alongside families of children with statements in our school to draw up ‘All about me’ documents. These pupils will eventually have their statements replaced by EHC plans.
SEN support at Cuerden Church School
Children on the SEN register who do not qualify for a statement/EHC plan are now deemed to be requiring 'SEN support'; the terms 'School Action' and 'School Action Plus' are no longer required. Instead, Cuerden Church School use intervention logs rather than IEPs to closely match work with children's ability levels. These are used on a day-to-day basis in class and monitored with the SENCO half-termly. These are shared with parents regularly. Some children that may previously have been School Action + will now have a 'passport'. This, alongside an intervention log, means that we can track children with the most need and deliver tailored intervention strategies and work collaboratively with speech services, the educational psychologist, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, IDSS and the school nurse.
Implementation of the Special Educational Needs Policy 2016-2017
Actions taken as part of the school development plan, specific to SEN priorities:
Priorities for 2016/17 in respect of provision for SEN/D pupils
To continue to scrutinise termly ‘Pupil Performance’ reviews and prepare an intervention report for children falling behind expectations in maths, reading and writing.
Review school interventions and as a staff discuss ways of measuring the children’s
progress before and after
- update the provision map to show
1)our core offer and all the provision our school makes which is additional and different
from that which is offered through the school’s curriculum
2) an overview of programmes and interventions used with different groups of children (as
well as individual)
3) a basis for monitoring the levels of intervention
4) contribution to school improvement by identifying particular patterns of need and
potential areas of development for teaching staff, so that as a school we can develop
further the use of interventions which are effective and remove those which are less so;
and support us in improving our core offer for all pupils as the most effective approaches
are adopted more widely across the school
To ensure TAs/Learning Mentor are used effectively to support SEN provision
To develop the role of the governing body in understanding new SEN guidelines/code of practice.
Cuerden Church School is a relatively new, one-level building. Our school has 7 classes; intake number 30.