Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Provision
Statement of Intent for Promoting Equality
At Newker Primary School, we are committed to equality. We aim for every pupil to fulfil their potential no matter what their needs. Our School is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families. We aim to:
- Provide a secure and accessible environment in which all our children can flourish and in which all contributions are considered and valued.
- Include and value the contribution of all families to our understanding of equality and diversity.
- Provide positive non-stereotyping information about gender roles, diverse ethnic and cultural groups and disabled people.
- Improve our knowledge and understanding of issues of anti-discriminatory practice, promoting equality and valuing diversity.
- Make inclusion a thread that runs through all of the activities of the school
How We Identify and Assess Children with SEND
Most children will have their special educational needs met in mainstream schools through good classroom practice. This is called Quality First Teaching. At Newker Primary School, we follow a graduated support approach which is called 'Assess, Plan, Do, Review'. This means that we will:
- Assess a child’s special educational needs
- Plan the provision to meet your child’s aspirations and agreed outcomes
- Do - put the provision in place to meet those outcomes
- Review the support and progress
As part of this approach, we will produce a SEND Support Plan that describes the provision that we will make to meet a child’s special educational needs and agreed outcomes. Parents and carers will be fully involved in this process and these will be shared at parents' evenings each term.
Additionally, a small number of children with significant learning difficulties might need an assessment that could lead to an Education, Health and Care Plan. This is where school would receive 'top-up funding' to help us to provide enhanced provision for these children, usually in the form of additional adult support. Full details can be found on Durham County Council's Local Offer website.
How We Consult With Our SEND Pupils
Class Teachers, the school's Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator and Learning Support Staff will work with our children to identify the support needed to meet agreed outcomes. This provision is carefully planned and interventions are allocated to individual needs. Where appropriate, some children may take an active role with setting their targets and provide their views on what targets should be set and the progress they have made towards the outcome.