At Clifton-upon-Teme Primary School we strive to ensure that every child is able to achieve and be the very best they can be. We recognise that some children might have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) that impact on their ability to access learning and we are committed to providing an inclusive and aspiration curriculum for all children. Most SEND needs can be considered as either 'Communication and Interaction,' 'Cognition and Learning,' 'Social, Emotional and Mental Health' or 'Sensory and/or Physical Needs' and our staff are committed and trained to support children with needs across all four categories.
Children with Special Educational Needs (SEND) at Clifton are supported within class by both teachers and teaching assistants. They access high-quality, whole-class provision as well as any specific interventions, resources and forms of support they require. We also place self-esteem and emotional literacy at the heart of our trauma-informed curriculum and approach to SEND support in order to best enable children to progress personally, socially and academically. In meeting children's needs, we recognise the importance of working closely with parents/carers to set and review individual targets because we understand the vital role that families play in their children's lives and education. Parents/carers can communicate regularly with class teachers and the SENCO and we strive to keep families informed and involved every step of the way. We also know that the families of children with SEND might need support too, and we offer an 'open door' approach, as well as signposting other professional resources and support wherever we can.
If you think that your child may have SEND, please speak to your child's class teacher.
Miss Gemma Bagnall is our Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Coordinator (SENCO) and has oversight of the provision for all children on the SEND Register.
Our SEND governor is Ms H Woodage.
Below you will find some useful documents relating to SEND at Clifton as well as some links and sources of support that may be useful to you. If you need any further information, advice or just a listening ear please speak to your child's teacher or contact the office to arrange an appointment with Miss Bagnall.
SEND Code of Practice - this is the national, statutory document that outlines what it means to have SEND and how all schools should support pupils on the SEND register.
Worcestershire County Council's SEND Local Offer - The Local Offer provides more specific information about provision families can expect to be available in Worcestershire across education, health and social care for children and young people who have Special Educational Needs (SEN) or are disabled, including those who do and do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.
SEND Policy - All schools must have an SEND Policy. It outlines the formal procedures and legal requirements in place for SEND provision at Clifton and sets out the roles and responsibilities of staff in supporting children with SEND in school.
SEND Information Report - All schools must produce a SEND Information Report. It has been written for you as parents/carers to outline our mission, values, vision and aims for children with SEND. It includes information about the laws and rules that affect our day to day processes at Clifton and explains what you can expect as a parent/carer of a child/ren with SEND.
Accessibility Plan - All schools must produce an Accessibility Plan. It outlines the school aims to continually improve curriculum accessibility for pupils with SEND. It outlines our planned actions to improve the extent to which SEND pupils can participate in the curriculum, access the physical environment and engage with accessible forms of information and learning materials.
Equality Objectives - All schools must produce an Equality Policy. This document outlines how Clifton-upon-Teme Primary School promotes equality and meets its responsibilities relating to the Equality Act 2010.
Parent and Carer Information Leaflet - This more informal leaflet has been designed to provide you with clear summaries of key terminology and the main features of SEND provision at Clifton.
Support for Families - this page contains links to resources, support and groups that might be of support for families of children with SEND. It is constantly updated and we welcome recommendations from families that have accessed any other resources or forms of support.
If you have any other questions or need any advice or support, please contact the school office and arrange a phone call or meeting with Miss Bagnall, who will be happy to help.