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St Thomas CE (VC) Primary School
Sherwood Avenue
Huddersfield

HD2 1RQ

 

Tel:

01484 226557

 

Email:

office@stthomas.org.uk

parents@stthomas.org.uk

 

Office hours:

8.00am - 4.00pm

 

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NHLC

Our school works closely with the other schools around us to provide additional opportunities for our children. To find out about who we work with, and what we do click here...

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

 Question: How can my child with SEND learn successfully at St Thomas CE vc Primary School?

 

It can be a worrying and challenging time when you realise your child has a special educational need or disability. Here at St Thomas we work hard with parents and carers, to ensure that we can provide an inclusive environment for every child. This means making reasonable adjustments so that children with special educational needs or learning difficulties can access the National Curriculum. Our teachers are experienced in differentiating each lesson so that children can overcome potential barriers. Some children may receive additional adult support, either through an EHC plan (up to a maximum of 90% of the school day), or if the school makes the decision to strategically deploy support. All pupils  have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. The National Curriculum Inclusion Statement states that teachers should set high expectations for every pupil, whatever their prior attainment. Teachers should use appropriate assessment to set targets which are deliberately ambitious. Potential areas of difficulty should be identified and addressed at the outset. Lessons should be planned to address potential areas of difficulty and to remove barriers to pupil achievement.

 

This is what the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (2014) states regarding provision;

 

''Schools should assess each pupil’s current skills and levels of attainment on entry, building on information from previous settings and key stages where appropriate. At the same time, schools should consider evidence that a pupil may have a disability under the Equality Act 2010 and, if so, what reasonable adjustments may need to be made for them.'  

 

Please read our SEND policy and  Information Report below. There are also many documents mentioned within it, which are attached also. If you have any queries, please contact Mr Rushby (head teacher), Mrs Mead (Deputy Head teacher) or Mrs Bray (SENDCO and Assistant Head teacher). We will be happy to talk to you.

 

 

 

St Thomas SEND Policy AND Information Report
This document outlines our policy for Special Educational Needs and Disability at St Thomas, then continues with lots of information about the process of SEND across school.
- SEND Policy AND Information Report 5.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]
PARENTS - A GUIDE TO THE EARLY YEARS AND FOUNDATION STAGE CURRICULUM 'DEVELOPMENT MATTERS'
This includes everything a child could learn between the ages of 0 and 5. For children with a SEND, we may use this document beyond the age of 5.
Development Matters - for parents.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.7 MB]
THE EARLY YEARS AND FOUNDATION STAGE CURRICULUM (IN FULL) 'DEVELOPMENT MATTERS'
The curriculum for birth to age 5 for all children. If your child has a SEND, we may use this document beyond EYFS.
Development Matters in the Early Years F[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [638.3 KB]
THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM 2014
The curriculum follows on from the EYFS curriculum above (Development Matters), from around the age of 5.
National Curriculum 2014.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.8 MB]
TEACHERS STANDARDS
All teachers at St Thomas CE vc Primary School are teachers of all children, including children with SEND. This gives an outline of our core role in school.
Teachers' Standards Dfe.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [180.7 KB]
EQUALITY ACT 2010
This document outlines how schools should work so that everyone, including children with SEND, have equal access and equal opportunities. Look also on our policies page on this website for related policies.
Equality_Act_Advice_2010.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [426.1 KB]
THE GRADUATED APPROACH
This approach is used in school and is included in our school policy. You can read more about it here.
SEN Graduated Approach.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.8 MB]
SEND INFORMATION REPORT REGULATIONS 2014
We have to provide specific information regarding SEND on our website. This document shows what you will be able to find, mainly in our 'Policy and Information Report' at the top.
SEND Information Report Regulations 2014[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [277.8 KB]
WORKING TOGETHER TO SAFEGUARD CHILDREN 2018
We all have a role in making sure all our children and safe, happy and healthy at school. The document gives you more information. Also see the St Thomas CE vc Primary School Safeguarding Policy on this website.
Working_Together_to_Safeguard_Children-2[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.8 MB]

BELOW  ARE SOME 'SIGNPOSTS' TO HELP YOU FIND MORE INFORMATION AND HELP FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD. SEE ALSO OUR 'POLICIES' PAGE.

 

SEND Leaflet for Parents
This leaflet aims to answer a few FAQ from parents in the most simplistic and jargon free way.
leaflet for parents.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [263.0 KB]

PCAN

PCAN is an independent, parent-led forum in Kirklees for all parents and carers of children and young people with additional needs aged from birth to 25 years.

 You will find lots of good information, links to social media for networking with other parents, and information about working in partnership with service providers across Kirklees. PCAN aim to improve services for children and young people with additional needs.

They welcome all parents or carers, whether you are just beginning to become aware that your child or young person may have additional needs, or if they have confirmed diagnosis or disability.

You can contact PCAN on:

Email:  info@pcankirklees.org

Telephone:   07754 102336

Address:  PCAN, Suite 230, 6 Queen Street, Huddersfield HD1 2SQ

Website: www.pcankirklees.org

 

KIAS

Parent Partnership are an organisation who offer support, guidance and advice.

The service is free and totally confidential and offers support to parents and carers of children and young people who have already been identified as having Special Educational Needs.

They also support any parents or carers who are concerned that their child may have Special Educational Needs.

KIAS can be contacted on

Tel: 01484 225422

Email: kias@kirklees.gov.uk

Website: 

http://www.kias.org.uk/

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