Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Welcome to our SEN information page
At Bow Community Primary School we are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all pupils, whatever their needs. We aim to create an environment where there is support for the child and family, allowing the child to progress in their learning, development and self-confidence. We feel we are a proactive school, always reflecting on our practice and looking for opportunities to develop the support for our children. We work hard to ensure our curriculum is inclusive, engaging and inspiring.
During their time in school some children may present with a range of needs, which will require support at varying times. These may include learning difficulties, communication and interaction difficulties, physical difficulties or behavioural and emotional difficulties. We aim to identify any need at an early stage so that we can determine how best to support the child. This achieved through close work with our local pre-schools and support agencies. The earlier a concern is raised the more likely the child can receive support and overcome their barriers to learning.
Throughout each year, pupil progress is assessed and monitored and support will be put in place for children not managing to achieve or make adequate progress. If a concern is raised, it may be appropriate to place the child on the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) register. This may mean that they will receive additional support within the classroom, or as part of a small group focusing on particular skills as part of intervention groups. If support from external agencies is necessary, then the school will discuss this with you and arrange the necessary assessments of need so your child would receive the appropriate support. This support is be documented on an Individual Education Plan (IEP) which is reviewed termly.
If the child’s needs are more complex, it may be necessary to apply for an Education Healthcare Plan (EHCP). We pride ourselves in working well with families in order to identify clearly and support each child’s needs. We work closely with a range of outside agencies including our school nurse team, Speech and Language therapy, Educational Psychologists, Behaviour Support, Occupational Therapy and Hearing and Visual Impairment Advisors. Alongside supporting the school staff through training and advice in specialist areas, they are a great support to families.
For more details and information about our provision please see the SEND policy and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information report.
We have a highly skilled team of teaching assistants who work hard to support the children. They help to ensure that every child in the school reaches their full potential. Many run intervention groups such as reading and maths support, speech and language, Fun Fit and motor skills groups, as well as Thrive. Thrive is a programme designed to support the needs of children with social and emotional needs. We run Solihull Parenting courses open to all parents and carers. These have been widely supported and parents have given very positive feedback.
We use ICT to support learning and needs with targeted programmes of intervention. ICT is also used to support individual learners’ needs and these children have their own login and password to be able to access online resources which support their learning both in and out of school hours.
The school site has been planned to be accessible by all and provides no barriers to those with physical difficulties.
Mrs Ali Gillard is the school’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo). She works at Bow on Thursday mornings.
Please follow the hyper link (contained within the blue box below) to take you to our policies page, where you will locate the policies listed below. Thank You
- Accessibility Plan
- Equality Policy and Guidance
- Supporting Children with Medical Needs
- Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Report