|Objective||To accelerate learning and progress for SEN pupils, with a particular focus on the pupils in the current Y3 teaching group not meeting age-related standards|
|Rational||Our school has an increasing amount of disadvantaged children and families with SEND and additional needs. It is currently around 60 children. These families and pupils need support and to provide this the Governors decided to appoint a Family Support Worker in September of 2016. This was a new role in our school and an exciting opportunity to ensure that we are providing the best possible education for these pupils and families. We want to continue to close the gap in the performance of any SEND or disadvantaged pupil. This role has grown and developed and this objective will again focus the work of the SENCO and the FSW within our school, alongside the South Tyneside Stronger Together Strategy 2018-2021 . The year 3 cohort is very different to that of when they were in year 2 and did the KS 1 SATS. 3 pupils transferred to specialist provisions at the end of KS 1 after securing these pupils Education Health Care Plans. They are still a wide and varied cohort in terms of their academic ability and their social situations. One pupil has an EHCP and 1 to 1 support full time.|
|Success Criteria and review||Revised SEN ranges embedded across the school. Teaching and learning meeting needs to SEN group. Early identification supports effective provision mapping and pathways for individual pupils’ Accelerated progress for Y3 pupil group (more meeting age-related milestones by end of year – 62.5% EXS in Reading and 58.3% EXS in writing in 2017) Revised SEN ranges embedded across the school. Teaching and learning meeting needs to SEN group. Resources are utilised to support the learning of SEND pupils. There are strong working partnerships with parents. The SENCO, Family Liason Officer and the SEND link Governor regularly meet to ensure Governors are fulfilling their statutory monitoring role with regards to the policy statement for SEND. Staff have access to training and advice to support quality teaching and learning of all SEND pupils. TA support is deployed effectively to deliver wave 2 and 3 interventions.|
Reviewed by Ms Atherton September 2018
The FSW is fully involved with all the pupils and families that she needs to be. Whenever there is a need she becomes involved and makes initial contact with the families. She runs a successful coffee morning which is attended by both parents with and without children with SEND.
Along with the SENCO all the children with SEND in our provision have been put onto the LA SEND ranges. The staff worked collectively to range the children and at the LA SEND event these were moderated.
The LA provision map is now being used to map out the interventions that our pupils are receiving and cost them. Intervention programmes are planned half termly and evaluated. TAs are delivering interventions and there are plans to explore further interventions for the academic year 2018-2019.
The SEND Governor attends meetings with the FSW and LA events when necessary.
Staff have had training on SEND and they are kept up to date at staff meetings around any issues.
The year 3 cohort is changing as some of the children have had EHCP and moved to specialist provisions. The cohort is now 21 children. Tracking at the end of the summer term indicated that 66% of the children were working at the expected level and 5 % at greater depth. In Reading 62% at expected but 20% at greater depth.
FSW is running ELSA groups with children with Mental Health Issues and has also become a Mental Health Champion for the school and the LA. She has arranged activities and we took part as a whole school in Mental Health Week and Autism Awareness Week. She has undergone further training related to Mental Health issues such as grief and loss.
Lord Blyton hosts a network for family Support Workers in the Borough.
The team have worked hard to create an inclusive school for all.