Schools information report

  The Weatheralls Primary School information report

 

1. How does the school know if children need extra help?  

 

  • On a day to day basis Class Teachers  will be marking children’s work against learning objectives and will be aware if children have understood and met the learning objective for each session.
  • Regular Pupil Progress meetings are held where every child’s progress and attainment is measured against their own previous progress as well as national expectations.
  • Class Teachers know their children well and will notice when a child is behaving differently.
  • They will encourage the child to share their worries with an adult they trust.
  • Staff will endeavour to be available to discuss any concerns with parents as soon as they arise.
  • Staff discuss concerns with parents
  • If the child is not achieving their set target

 

 2. What should I do if I think my child may have special educational needs?

 

  • Do not panic or worry
  • Speak to your child’s Class Teacher as soon as you have concerns.
  • You and your child’s Class Teacher may want to discuss your concerns with the school’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo ). Our SENCo is Dawn Howe (lead SENCo) and Amber Hughes (Year 5/6 SENCo) 

 

 3. How will school support my child?

 

  • On a day to day basis in the classroom, teaching will be differentiated to meet the needs of every child.
  • Close marking and tracking of pupil progress will show any children who may need extra help. This may include target sheets and One Page Profiles which are written with the children and parents highlighting strengths and ways to support the child
  • Extra help may include extra 1:1 or small group work with an adult in the classroom
  • Any interventions used will be run by Teachers or specifically trained Teaching Assistants(T.A.) and will be monitored by the SENCo and the Closing the Gap Co-ordinator
  • The effectiveness and impact of any interventions and/or support is monitored regularly and shared with all those who have been involved.
  • Governors also support the school in all areas and are responsible for the education and wellbeing of all the children in our school. Our School governors who particularly support the SENCo with Special Educational Needs are Sarah Clayton and Robert O’Donnell

 

 4. How will the curriculum be matched to my child’s needs?

  • On a day to day basis in the classroom, teaching will be adjusted to meet the needs of every child.
  • Where necessary, adaptations will be made eg larger print, ICT support, individual support etc
  • Some children may need support from an adult in school
  • Some children may need targeted interventions
  • For some children School will take advice from specialist services as well as an Educational Psychologist. (Our current Educational Psychologist is Ellie Brett)
  • Any support accessed will be fully discussed and carefully monitored in consultation with parents
  • Following up on the child’s interests

 

 5. How will both you and I know how my child is doing and how will you help me to support my child’s learning?

  • Through discussions at Parent/carer consultations and written reports
  • At times, extra meetings could be held, initiated by either parents/carer or school staff
  • On a day to day basis Class Teachers  will be marking children’s work and will be aware if children have understood and met the learning objective for each session.
  • Regular Pupil Progress meetings are held where every child’s progress and attainment is measured against their own previous progress as well as national expectations.
  • Class Teachers know their children well and will notice when a child is behaving differently.
  • They will encourage the child to share their worries with an adult they trust.
  • Staff will endeavour to be available to discuss any concerns with parent/carers as soon as they arise.
  • Parent/carer learning events /pre learning
  • Target setting meetings
  • External agencies  meeting with parents/carers and school staff

 

 6. What support will there be for my child’s overall well - being?

  • Each child will take part in Personal, Social, Emotional and Health  activities
  • Good to be Green behaviour management system
  • Medicine and personal care
  • We have a regularly monitored and up to date Supporting Children with Medical Conditions Policy
  • Pupil voice, school council, feelings  box, Buddy system, lunchtime activities, The Den, which is lunchtime club to support the children, in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
  • Social skills groups- aimed at increasing children’s confidence, self esteem and develop their relationships with their peers
  • Marlborough Group (This runs on a Thursday morning and supports the children and their families. The children are set targets and work alongside school staff and their parents to achieve these.)
  • Fusion Group (This runs on a Friday afternoon and is lead by a Family Worker. Parents attend with their child and are able to take part in organised activities.) 

 

 7. What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the school?

  • Locality Team
  • Specialist Teaching service
  • Speech and Language Therapist (SALT)
  • Medical clinicians ie GP, Visual Impairment Service
  • Educational Psychology Service
  • Joint Therapy Services
  • Community Paediatrician

 

 

 8. How will my child be included in activities outside the classroom including school trips?

A discussion will be held between staff and parents/carers to consider individual needs ( ie accessibility, funding etc) to be as inclusive as possible

Risk assessments will be carried out and reasonable adjustments made

(See Supporting Children with Medical Conditions in school policy on the school’s website)

 

 9. How accessible is the school?

Risk assessments will be carried out and reasonable adjustments made to make the school as accessible as possible for all pupils

Policies written and agreed around accessibility

External agencies will be consulted as required

 

 

 10. How will the school prepare and support my child to join the school or transfer to a new school?

Home visits

Nursery/Reception induction programme

School staff visit preschools

Parents’ information meetings

Transition meetings with parents/carers

Transition books

Extra transition visits to secondary schools

Secondary school staff  visit primary schools to speak to children and parents

Past pupils visit

Y7 staff come and talk to children

Staff from Village college teach lessons to Y6

Involvement of Locality team ie Second Step programme

SEND discussions between school SENCOs

Attendance at transition meetings for children with SEND

Move Up days

 

 

 11. How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child will receive?

Assessment of a child’s learning and well-being takes place in school every day with ongoing regular discussion between teachers, children and parents/carers. If a child is not making expected progress or age appropriate attainment, discussions will be held between parents/carers, child and the school staff to ascertain the problem ie a gap that needs to be closed, a learning barrier, a medical need, a stressful situation which might be affecting their learning and the most appropriate type of support which could be used.

Involvement of other professionals as appropriate

The amount of support given will reflect the level of need

 

 

 12. How are parents involved in the school? How can I be involved?

Sharing information with school staff

Being aware of their child’s learning targets

Supporting your child with their learning in school and at home

Not feeling that any question is too silly and telling school staff if there is anything you don’t understand

Home-school books

Parent/carer consultations

Completing One Page Profiles

Attending any meetings or workshops in school to support your child

Completing homework activities

Home School Association

Parent governors

Parent/carer forum

Parent/carer questionnaires

Helping in school

 

 

 13. Who can I contact for further information?   (see Local Offer link)

School staff through office@weatheralls.cambs.sch.uk

Children’s Centre

Pinpoint

Parent Partnership Service

Family Support Service

GP

Statutory Assessment and Resources team