If you have any questions about our SEND Information Report please contact the school and we will try our best to help you.
Statement of Intent for Promoting Equality
At Howletch Lane Primary School we are committed to equality. We aim for every pupil to fulfil their potential no matter what their needs. Our school is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families. We aim to:
Howletch Lane Primary School prides itself on being very inclusive and will endeavour to support every child regardless of their level of need. All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and a pace that is appropriate to their abilities. At times and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented.
To successfully match pupil ability to the curriculum there are some actions we may take to achieve this:
Types of SEND at the School
At Howletch Lane Primary School, we have experience of supporting children and young people with a wide range of need including:
The school provides data on the levels and types of need to the Local Authority. This is collected through the school census.
How do we identify and assess children with SEN?
Most children and young people will have their special educational needs met in mainstream schools through good classroom practice. This is called Quality First Teaching.
At Howletch Lane Primary School we follow a graduated support approach which is called 'Assess, Plan, Do, Review'. This means that we will:
As part of this approach, we will introduce a SEN Support Plan that describes the provision that we will make to meet a child's special educational needs and agreed outcomes.
Parents and carers will be fully involved in this process.
A small percentage of children and young people with significant learning difficulties might need an assessment that could lead to an Education, Health and Care Plan. Full details can be found on the Local Offer website.
Pastoral Medical and Social Support
At Howletch Lane Primary School we consult with a wide range of agencies and partnerships to ensure the pastoral, medical and social needs of SEND children are met. These include our Parent Support Advisor, School Counsellor and Connecting with Children providers.
Consultation with Children and Young People with SEND
Teachers/SENDCO and Support Staff will work with children and young people to identify the support needed to meet agreed outcomes. The provision is planned and interventions are allocated to individual needs. The children take an active role with setting their targets, discussing them with the class teacher/SENDCO.
Consultation with parents and carers of children and young people with SEND
We are committed to working with parents and carers to identify their child's needs and support. Parents and carers will be involved throughout the process.
There is a range of ways this can be done, for example:
Please contact the school to arrange an appointment with Mrs Clymo (SENDCO) if you require additional help or support.