Inclusion

At Maypole Primary School we value and celebrate every individual; inclusion is central to our ethos and to the culture of the entire school community.

We aim to achieve educational inclusion by……

  • Ensuring that every child feels valued for what they bring to our school community
  • Identifying and overcoming potential barriers to learning and assessment
  • Responding sensitively and appropriately to diverse learning needs
  • Setting challenging, aspirational learning targets for all children

Mrs Brown is our school Inclusion Manager, if you would like to speak with Mrs Brown please make an appointment via the school office on 01322 523850 or contact her by email on brownj@maypole.kent.sch.uk

We are passionate about meeting the needs of all our pupils whether these are academic, social or emotional and all children have equal access and opportunity to participate in every aspect of school life. Every one of our pupils is given the support they need in order to reach their full potential.

From 1st September 2014, the new Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice 0-25 became statutory for schools.

The code explains the duties of schools and colleges to provide….

  • reasonable adjustments for disabled children and young people
  • auxiliary aids and services to disabled children and young people 

Please click on the link below to read the new SEND Code of Practice.

https://www.gov.uk/government/.../send-code-of-practice-0-to-25

This should be used alongside the SEND: guide for parents and carers’.

The Local Offer

Under the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice 0-25, Local authorities must publish a Local Offer, setting out in one place information about provision they expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.

Please click on the link below to read more about the Kent Local Offer.

  1. kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special.../about-the-local-offer 

How we aim to meet the Local Offer and the requirements of the New SEND Code of Practice……… 

At Maypole Primary School we believe in inclusion, determination aspiration, respect and excellence for all.

  • We aim to meet the needs of individual pupils through highly effective teaching, learning and feedback.
  • There will be an emphasis on the early identification of needs through supportive and preventative strategies with barriers to learning being addressed as necessary.
  • We develop effective partnerships with pupils, parents/carers, specialist staff both within school and externally as well as with the Education
  • Authority to ensure we can effectively meet a broad range of needs.
  • We undertake rigorous systems to monitor pupil progress, aid academic and personal achievement and remove barriers to learning and use self-evaluation and
  • reflection in order to develop and improve our ability to meet the needs of all pupils, including those with SEND. 

In order to support learning, resilience and independent living skills in all of our pupils, we run the following additional and different support for children with SEND alongside Quality First Teaching for all.

 

 

Communication and Interaction

Cognition and Learning

Social, emotional and Mental Health

Sensory and Physical

  • Support from school staff i.e. Teachers, Inclusion Manager, LSAs, Pastoral Support Worker, School Counsellor
  • Whole class and personalised visual timetables and other visual support materials

  • Small group and 1:1 interventions
  • Support from STLS (Specialist Teaching and Learning Service) staff 
  • Advice from Autism Outreach staff. 
  • NHS and Private Speech and Language Therapist assessments and advice

  • Use of personalised social stories
 

 

 

  • Support from school staff i.e. Teachers, Inclusion Manager, LSAs, Pastoral Support Worker, School Counsellor 
  • Small group and 1:1
    interventions
     
  • Support from STLS (Specialist Teaching and Learning Service) staff 
  • Whole school ‘Dyslexia friendly’ learning environment 
  • Targeted Literacy and Numeracy programmes.
    (Plus 1, Power of 2, Toe by Toe, 1stClass@Number, 1stClass@Number2) 
  • A range of Literacy and
    Numeracy software e.g. RM Maths
  • Support materials, visuals in the classroom 
  • Educational Psychologist assessments
  • Personalised arrangements for SATs, 11+ and transition

 

  • Support from school staff i.e. Teachers, Inclusion Manager, LSAs, Pastoral Support Worker, School Counsellor
  • CAMHS specialist support via NHS 
  • Educational Psychologist assessments
  • CAF support and TAF meetings
  • PSHE programme
  • School Council 
  • SMSC education
  • Behaviour Support plans/ pastoral support plans where appropriate

 

  • Support from school staff i.e. Teachers, Inclusion Manager, LSAs, Pastoral Support Worker, School Counsellor
  • Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy via NHS
  • BEAM, BEAM Plus interventions

  • Sensory Circuits intervention

  • Sensory aids and resources to support learning in the classroom.
  •  Liaison with medical professionals as appropriate 
  • Medical Care plans via the school nursing team
  • ICT and assistive technology
  • Personalised arrangements for SATs, 11+ and transition
  • Personalised arrangements for SATs, 11+ and transition

The following organisations and charities are able to provide advice and support for parents/ carers of children with SEND. Please click on the logos to find out more

The Parents Consortium

 

 

 

CASPA

 

 

Information and Support Services

Kent Parent Partnership Service

 

 

 

British Dyslexia Association

The National Autistic Society

 

 

 

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