SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at Havelock Primary School
Inclusion is belonging
At Havelock, we aim to be a supporting and inclusive school – including our children and families in every aspect of school life and ensuring they feel like they belong. We aim to provide our children with a balanced curriculum that is catered to address their learning needs where support is differentiated for each pupil. Our staff works in partnership with our parents and carers to improve the learning and development of all pupils with SEND.
Our SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator) is Ms Braid. You can contact her at any time on 020 8571 7204 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
SEND at Havelock
Havelock is a mainstream primary school for children aged from 4-11. We offer a variety of support for our children with SEND depending on what their needs are. Class teachers are responsible for the progress and development of their SEND children throughout the year and regularly meet with parents to discuss their child’s targets and progress over the year.
We aim to identify pupils with SEND as early as possible and have a focus on early interventions in order to allow children greater access to the curriculum. For every child of SEND we make reasonable adjustments in order support them in their learning and development in all areas in their schooling.
Support at Havelock can consist of the teacher making reasonable adjustments in the class to support a child’s learning, interventions in the day led by one of our trained Teaching Assistants (TAs), individual interventions led by our TAs or a dedicated one to one support staff throughout the school day.
At Havelock, we cater for and support children who fall under the four ‘Areas of Need’:
- Communication and Interaction
- Cognition and Learning
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health
- Sensory and/or Physical Needs
We work closely with Ealing’s Local Authority (LA) to further support our children with SEND. They are provided with a variety of external agencies in order to help identify and support a child’s needs. Some of these services are:
- Speech and Language Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Educational Psychologists
- CAMHS (Child and Adolescents Mental Health Services)
- Primary Referral Units
The Local Offer
Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25. This is known as the ‘Local Offer’.
The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be a valuable resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area. Information is published as part of the SEND reforms under the Children and Families Act 2014.