Welcome to the SEN information report for All Saints, St. Andrew’s and Hapton Federation which is part of the Norfolk Local Offer for learners with Special Educational Needs. All governing bodies of maintained schools have a legal duty to publish information on their website about the implementation of the governing body’s policy for pupils with SEN. The information published is updated annually.
All Saints, St. Andrew’s and Hapton are committed to working together with all members of the schools communities. This local offer has been produced with pupils, parents/carers, governors and members of staff. We would welcome your feedback and future involvement in the review of our offer, so please do contact us. The best people to contact for 2017/18 are:
Mrs J’Anne Roberston & Mrs Gill Partridge are SEN governors.
Mrs Esme Sexton – Federation SENDCo (based at Hapton site)
If you have specific questions about the Norfolk Local Offer please visit Norfolk County Council SEN
If you are concerned your child may have a Special Educational Need please speak to their Class Teacher, SENCO or Executive Headteacher.
Telephone numbers are
01379 642767 – All Saints site,
01379 687253 – St. Andrew’s site
01508 489395 – Hapton site.
Teaching Learners with Special Educational Needs
All Saints, St. Andrew’s and Hapton aim to create an inclusive culture which is responsive to the diversity of children’s backgrounds, interests, experience, knowledge and skills. The Federation aims to provide a curriculum that is inclusive and purposeful for all pupils, recognising particular special educational needs of individual children, in any area of their learning and supporting them accordingly.
All Saints, St. Andrew’s and Hapton value high quality teaching for all learners and actively monitor teaching and learning in partnership. Progress of all learners is measured and monitored to ensure learning and progress and pupil progress meetings are held with staff engaging in coaching and interventions.
The Federation School improvement and Development Plan is committed to developing learning for all and providing continued professional development opportunities for all staff.
To access further details, contact the Executive Headteacher
Identifying Special Educational Needs
At different times in their school career, a child or young person may have a special educational need. The Code of Practise defines Special Education Needs as
“A child or your person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they
(a) have a significantly greater difficulty in learning that the majority of others of the same age; or
(b) have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 insitututions.”
If a learner is identified as having SEN, we will provide provision that is ‘additional to or different from’ the normal differentiated curriculum, intended to overcome the barrier to their learning.
Learners can fall behind national expectations for lots of reasons, these include being absent from school, changing school, having English as a second language or distractions. At All Saints, St. Andrew’s and Hapton we are committed to ensuring that all learners have access to learning opportunities, and for those who are at risk of not learning, we intervene. This does not mean that all vulnerable learners have SEN. Only those with a learning difficulty that requires Special Educational Provision will be identified as having SEN.
Special Educational Needs Profile at All Saints, St. Andrew’s and Hapton
|ALL SAINTS||ST. ANDREW’S||HAPTON|
|Statement or Education Health and Care Plan||3%||0%||10%|
|Identified SEN linked to Cognition and Learning||5%||5%||13%|
|Identified SEN linked to Communication & interaction||4%||6%||13%|
|Identified SEN linked to Physical & Sensory||5%||0%|
Assessing Special Educational Needs
Class Teachers, Support Staff, Parents/Carers and the learner themselves will be the first to notice a difficulty with learning. At All Saints staff ensure that assessment of educational needs, directly involves the learner, their parents/carer and of course their Teacher. The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENC0) will also support with the identification of barriers to learning. For some learners we may want to seek advice from specialist teams. At All Saints, St. Andrew’s and Hapton we have access to various specialist services including those provided by Norfolk County Council.
All Saints employs 5.1 Full Time Equivalent Teaching Assistants to deliver interventions, St. Andrew’s 4.6 and Hapton 3.4.
Supporting Learners with Special Educational Needs
Every Teacher is required to adapt the curriculum to ensure access to learning for all children in their class. The Teaching Standards 2012 detail the expectations on all teachers, and the Federation is proud of its Teachers and their development. Our Teachers use various strategies to adapt access to the curriculum including: visual timetables, writing frames, i-pads and laptops, peer buddy systems, positive behaviour rewards systems.
Each learner identified as having SEN, is entitled to support that is ‘additional to or different from’ a normal curriculum. The type of support is dependent on the individual learning needs, and is intended to enable access to learning and overcome the barrier to learning identified. This support is described on a provision map, which is evaluated and updated termly.
At All Saints, St. Andrew’s and Hapton we share our provision map with other professionals ensuring equality of opportunity.
Funding Special Educational Needs
All Saints, St. Andrew’s and Hapton each receive £6,000 from the Local Authority to support the needs of learners with Special Educational Needs in 2015/16. Additional money is then sought from the Clusters, through an application process, to support specific individuals. Clusters are committed to working together to improve learning for all and share resources, training and moderate provision for learners with SEN. The Clusters have a signed governance agreement which enables schools to work together.
Monitoring Special Educational Needs
Monitoring progress is an integral part of teaching and leadership at All Saints St. Andrew’s and Hapton. Parents/Carers, pupils and staff are involved in reviewing the impact of interventions for learners with SEN. The Federation follows the ‘assess, plan, action, review’ model and ensures that parents/carers and children are involved in each step. Before any additional provision is selected to help a child, the SENCo’s, Teacher, Parent/Carer and Learner agree what they expect to different following this intervention. A baseline is also recorded, which can be used to compare the impact of provision.
Children, Parents/Carers and their Teaching and Support Staff will be directly involved in reviewing progress. This review can be built in to the intervention itself, or it can be a formal meeting held every eight weeks, where progress is discussed and next steps identified and agreed. If a learner has an Education Health and Care Plan (EHC) the same conversations will take place, but their will also be a formal review of the Plan annually.
The SENCO collates the impact data of interventions, to ensure that we are only using interventions that work. Intervention data is shared with the other schools within the Diss and Long Stratton Cluster so all SENCO’s select high quality provision.
Progress data of all learners is collated by the whole school and monitored by Teachers, SENCo’s Leadership Team and Governors. The school is also monitored by the Local Authority and Ofsted.
Other Opportunities for Learning
All learners should have the same opportunity to access extra curriculum activities. At All Saints, St. Andrew’s and Hapton we are offering a range of additional clubs and activities. The Federation is committed to making reasonable adjustments to ensure participation for all.
All staff within the Federation have regular training on the Equality Act 2010. This legislation places duties on schools, settings and providers including the duty not to discriminate, harass or victimise a child or adult linked to a protected characteristic defined in the Equality Act and to make ‘reasonable adjustments.’
The Equality Act 2010 definision of disability is:
“A person has a disability for the purposes of this Act if (s)he has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.” Section 1(1) Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
This definition of disability in the Equality Act includes children with long term health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, and cancer. Children and young people with such conditions do not necessarily have SEN, but there is a significant overlap between disabled children and young people and those with SEN. Children and young people may therefore be covered by both SEN and diability legislation.
Preparing for the next step
Transition is part of life for all learners. This can be transition to a new class in school, having a new teacher or moving on to another school, training provider or moving into employment. All Saints, St. Andrew’s and Hapton are committed to working in partnership with children, families and other providers to ensure positive transitions occur.
Planning for transition is a part of our provision for all learners with SEN. Moving classes will be discussed with parents and children at their summer term review meeting. Transition to Secondary Schools will be discussed in the summer term of the Year 5, to ensure time for planning and preparation.
Have your say
All Saints, St. Andrew’s and Hapton is a Federation. We shape and develop provision for all our learners ensuring achievement for all. This SEN report declares our annual offer to learners with SEN, but to be effective it needs the views of all parents/carers, learners, governors and staff. So please engage with our annual process to ‘assess, plan, action and review’ provision for SEN.
1st September 2015