From September 2014, Schools had a duty to publish on their website what they offer to families of children with SEN. At Arlecdon Primary we are a small, inclusive school with a wide-range of experience in supporting pupils with SEN and their families.
Please note: We are unable at this present time, to support pupils with severe or profound needs owing to our small staff numbers and the cost of resourcing.
16% of children were on the SEN register in September 2018 (24% in 2017, 26.8% in 2016 and 12.5% in 2015)
2 pupils have a Statement of SEN which has been converted into an EHCplan, one is pending.
3 pupils are being supported through Early Help using contacts with other agencies
5 pupils are identified as having learning needs
5 pupils are on the Autistic Spectrum
SEN pupils make good progress in relation to their starting points in school. In many cases progress is rapid.
Pupils with SEN are welcome at Arlecon Primary School. We offer small class sizes and high pupil: staff ratios. Our small family atmosphere is well-suited to pupils who have learning needs. Moreover, we are able to build strong relationships with our families which help home and school to communicate effectively for the benefit of the child.
Our small size and the nature of our building does make it a challenge to cater for children with complex and profound needs. We would advise a visit to the school and a meeting with Mrs Wendy Figes ( Executive Head teacher and SENCO) if you feel this may be the case.
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Our policy is to ensure that pupils with SEN recieve the support they require and that their opportunities are not reduced in any way. Pupils on the SEN register will work within their own year groups for the majority of the school week and where possible support and interventions will take place in the classroom. SEN pupil attainment is monitored as part of the Attainment and Achievement Committee remit. We work to create a culture which doesn't allow bullying in any form in school, we are aware that pupils with SEN are more likely to be a target for bullying than many other groups and we take all incidents of discrimination seriously.
Pupils who have behaviour which is disruptive, aggressive or violent, are likely to be separated from their peers for periods of time, if they cause a risk to other pupils and staff. This might be an internal or external exclusion. Pupils who fall in this category will have a separate risk assessment linked to their needs in school and for external trips and visits.
If you are a parent or guardian of a child with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and you have any questions or concerns relating to our provision, please contact the Head Teacher directly. Complaints relating to our SEN provision would be handled via the School’s overarching complaints policy