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SEND Information

The Coleshill School (TCS) works within the framework of the Single Equality Act 2010 and is committed to meeting the needs of all students including those with SEND: special educational needs and/ or disabilities, to ensure they are not treated less favourably than other students. The Coleshill School ensures that all students, regardless of their specific needs are offered quality first teaching which will enable them to make the best possible progress, where possible this is within the mainstream setting. 

 How do we support SEND students in care?

  • TCS recognises the issues that a SEND student in care may encounter: we endeavour to treat all students equally.
  • SEND students in care are entitled to the same level of support as other student with SEND.
  • The school and the SENDco will work collaboratively with carers and representatives from other agencies to ensure appropriate provision.
  • A SEND representative will attend PEP meetings when required.

The Inclusion Team provide additional support to a students who are identified as having high needs, or for a range of reasons find it difficult to access education. This may include students who have a temporary need e.g. suffering a bereavement. Whereas, others may have had a prolonged absence, or be new to the school and need a period of supported induction.

 

 

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCo):
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Assistant SEND Co-ordinator:
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They are responsible for:

  • Applying the school's SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disability) and inclusion policy.
  • Contributing to and devising Pupil SEND Passports/IEPs which enable staff to plan the next steps for your child to improve their learning.
  • Checking on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional support.

If you have concerns about your child you should speak to your child’s subject teacher or Head of Year first. You may then be directed to the SENDCo/Assistant SEND Coordinator.

The SENDCo is responsible for

  • Coordinating provision for children with SEND and developing the school’s SEND policy to make sure all children get a consistent, high quality response to meeting their needs in school.
  • Liaising with a range of agencies outside of school who can offer advice and support to help students overcome any difficulties e.g. Educational Psychology, Specialist Teachers, Communication and Autism Team, Behaviour Support Specialists, CAMHS and other agencies who are involved with the students’ well-being.
  • Providing specialist advice and facilitating training to ensure that all staff are skilled and confident about meeting a range of needs and to help achieve the best possible progress in school.

Ensuring that parents are:

  • Involved in supporting their child’s learning and progress.
  • Kept informed about the range and level of support offered to their child.
  • Included in reviewing how their child is doing.
  • Consulted about planning successful movement (transition) to a new year group or school.

Headteacher:
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They are responsible for the day to day management of all aspects of the school relating to and including the provision made for students with SEND.

They will give responsibility to the SENDCo and class teachers but are still responsible for ensuring that your child’s needs are met.

They must make sure that the Governing Body is kept up to date about any issues in the school relating to SEND.

Subject Teachers

They  are responsible for:

  • Ensuring that all children have access to good/outstanding teaching and that the curriculum is adapted to meet your child’s individual needs. This is called Quality First Teaching (QFT).
  • Checking on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional help your child may need and discussing amendments with the Inclusion team as necessary.
  • Ensuring that they are aware of your child’s individual needs and/or conditions and what specific but reasonable adjustments need to be made to enable them to be included and make progress.
  • Ensuring that all staff working with your child in school are supported in delivering the planned work/programme for your child, so they can achieve the best possible progress.
  • Directing any extra adult support within the classroom effectively.
  • Ensuring that the school’s SEND Policy is followed in their classroom and for all the students they teach with any SEND.

 

The SEND Governor is responsible for:

Supporting school to evaluate and develop quality and impact of provision for students with SEND across the school.

Your first point of contact around any concerns will be the class teacher and then if necessary the SENDCo or the Assistant SEND Co-ordinator.

If your concern is with the Local Authority, contact :  

SENDAR  North Warwickshire -  Karen Goffe.  www.warwickshire.gov.uk/sen  

The Parent Partnership Service provides independent, individual information and advice for parents of children with special educational needs. Visit:

SENDIAS  - Warwickshire SEND Information, Advice and Support Service

024 7636 6054 

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We will be happy to give you contact details for organisations who can give advice and support to you and your child

AgencyDescription of support

Warwickshire Educational Psychology Service

  • Educational Psychology - our Educational Psychologist is:  Hannah Langford
  • Integrated Disability Service

                 

 
  • Planning Meeting, Assessment,
  • Parent Liaison, Observations and Advice
  • Individual and group work as appropriate
  • Individual termly meetings as appropriate and advice given

School Nurse

01827 722 983

Mrs Anne Thompson

Warwickshire SEND Information, Advice and Support Service -SENDIAS

Offer impartial, confidential information advice and support for parents/carers of children with SEND. Offer independent, impartial, confidential advice for all parents/carers with the move from pre-school to primary school and from primary to secondary school.

www.family-action.org.uk/wias

 

IDS

Lancaster House, Coventry 01926 418 282

Saltisford Office Park, Warwick  01926 413 737

The Integrated Disability Service (IDS) is a partnership, bringing together professionals from education, social care and health to provide a range of services to support disabled children and young people and their families at home, school and in other settings.

Educational Professional responsible for children who are looked after:

Mr Mark Bishop

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Voluntary agencies

School may refer as required.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION about support and services for students and their families can be found in:

Web link to:

 

The Local Authority Local Offer:                              www.warwickshire.gov.uk/sendlocaloffer

The DfE Code of Practice:                                         www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25

Warwickshire's Family Information Service (FIS)    https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fis 
Aspergers United North Warwickshire                     https://www.facebook.com/aspergersunited 
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)  http://www/warwickshire.gov.uk/send