SEND, Inclusion and Pastoral Support
Welcome to our Inclusion page. We understand that there is a lot of information around this area and so if you would like any further clarification, please contact our Inclusion Leader, Mrs Boddy by calling the school office or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Inclusion Leader oversees the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEND Policy and co-ordinates the provision for children with additional needs.
At Little Green, it is our duty to provide equal opportunities for every child in our care and a safe and fully equipped learning environment which caters to the needs of every child as an individual. We are committed to inclusion within the school curriculum and participation in all aspects of school life.
We provide an exciting, creative and effective learning environment, recognising and responding to individual learning styles and with an understanding that equality looks different for different children. We aim to help each child experience success and to reach their full potential by providing the highest standard of education and care. Our School adopts a 'whole school approach' to special educational needs and all staff work to ensure inclusion of all pupils. The school is committed to ensuring that pupils with special educational needs can fulfil their potential and achieve optimal educational outcomes.
Special Educational Needs, Disability & Equality Policy
We recognise that many pupils will have special needs at some time during their school life. This policy is a statement of the aims, practices and strategies we have agreed at Little Green Junior School to support children who have, or may have, a special educational need or disability and their families.
SEND Information Report
This report will help you to understand how Little Green Junior School implements our SEND Policy. You can use this document to find out more about how we assess, plan, do and review processes to support children who have, or may have, a SEND and their families in which decisions and actions are made, revisited, refined and revised. This document also contains the different provisions we have in place to support children with a SEND.
HCC Local Offer
The Local Offer is written by the Local Authority and outlines Hertfordshire County Council’s offer for children with a SEND. They have also created a Quality Offer for SEND, Autism and Speech, Language and Communication Needs. These are available here. Please can we embed these Accessibility Plan (Dates and link)
The aim of this plan is to ensure that the Little Green Junior School seeks to provide accessibility to learning for all children who are allocated to the school, irrespective of special need or disability.
Click here to go to the Herts.gov.uk 'HCC Local Offer' website: https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/local-offer/about-the-local-offer.aspx
At Little Green we are committed to Inclusion. We hope that you will find the following websites useful. They are recognised as valuable sources of information for parents and teachers. Click the arrow to the right to see websites from respected organisations that offer assistance, advice and support:
Dyslexia Action is a national charity and the UK’s leading provider of services and support for people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties. This is a very good source of information for both parents and teachers. In the parent’s section they have links to a large number of organisations including Waterstones Bookshop where you will find books that have been approved by Dyslexia Action. www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk
Dyslexia Matters. The North Hertfordshire branch of the BDA is now called Dyslexia Matters. The group are based in Letchworth and run a number of courses for those who are interested. They also have a page with approved tutors. www.dyslexiamatters.co.uk
Listening Books is a national charity that provides a postal and internet based audiobook service to over 100,000 members who have a disability or illness that impacts their ability to read the printed word. Membership is £20 per year but can also be free depending on circumstances. https://www.listening-books.org.uk
'CALL' Scotland - There are lots of practical resources and advice on this website to help children and young people to overcome disability and barriers to learning created by their environment, and to fulfil their potential. https://www.callscotland.org.uk
The Asperger’s Syndrome Foundation is committed to promoting awareness and understanding of Asperger’s Syndrome. The Foundation aims to promote high quality support and services, and to enable people with Asperger’s syndrome to develop into members of the community who are respected for their contribution and recognised for their unique differences. www.aspergerfoundation.org.uk
The National Handwriting Association aim to raise awareness of handwriting as a crucial component of literacy and to promote and foster good practice in the teaching of handwriting and to provide support for those working with children and adults who have handwriting difficulties. www.nha-handwriting.org.uk
The school is attachment aware and there has been extensive staff training on this. Nurture spaces have been created for children to calm both in the classroom and in other spaces. There is a therapeutic approach to behaviour management in which we believe that behaviour communicates a need. By using our wide range of professional experience, pedagogy and strategies, we support each other to better understand themselves and their relationships with each other.
For more information about 'attachment awareness' please click this link: https://www.attachmentleadnetwork.net/schools-and-authorities.php
Delivering Special Provision Locally (DSPL)
DSPL is a Hertfordshire-wide partnership approach where parents, staff in early years settings and schools, further education colleges, local authority officers and representatives from other agencies, work together as part of an Area Group, reviewing and developing the range of provision and support services available to their local community that :
Meets the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), aged 0-25, as close to home as possible.
Improves outcomes for wellbeing and attainment
Widens choice for children and parents/carers
Removes barriers to learning
Uses resources more effectively
For further information please contact, Suzanne Boddy (inclusion Manager) or visit http://www.add-vance.org/