SEND & Inclusion
SEND & Inclusion at Mangotsfield
Mangotsfield Church of England Primary School is committed to providing high quality education to every child. We believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs or a disability (SEND), have a common entitlement to an accessible, broad and balanced academic and social curriculum and that they should be fully included in all aspects of school life.
Mangotsfield is committed to inclusion. We aim to:
- develop cultures, policies and practices that include all learners
- develop a sense of community and belonging
- have high aspirations for all learners
- provide appropriate and stimulating learning activities for all children
Mrs Emily Caradine is our dedicated school SENCo.
At Mangotsfield, we provide a range of resources to support children with additional needs. We have a highly skilled team of Teaching Assistants who work alongside the Class Teacher to meet the needs of all pupils. Class Teachers provide work that is differentiated to suit the needs of all the children in their class. Children with SEND work alongside their peers in the classroom for the majority of the time, but may be withdrawn for individual or small group teaching as appropriate. Personalised Plans are designed and agreed by the class teacher, parents and the child that set specific and measurable short term targets. These are regularly reviewed and are amended as necessary.
Most of the time a child's difficulties can be assessed and their needs met from within the school's resources this is illustrated through our Graduated Response Model.
Monitoring and reporting
The Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is responsible for monitoring the progress of children with additional needs, alongside the Class Teacher. Parents of children with additional needs will be kept fully informed of their child’s progress through the normal schedule of parents evenings. Additional meetings with the Class Teacher or SENCo can be arranged as needed.
Children who receive Top Up Funding or who have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) have an Annual Review meeting to monitor progress and plan for the future. This often involves professionals from outside agencies, such as Educational Psychologists. Parents will be fully involved in decisions regarding their children; their opinions will be sought for Annual Review Meetings, either in writing or verbally and they will always be invited to attend.
Please see below for the main SEND policies:
- The Local Offer details all services available for SEND children and their families provided by South Gloucestershire Council.
-The Mangotsfield SEND School Information Report details what our school offers SEND children and their families in addition to the Local Offer.
Both documents help parents / carers understand what is available to help SEND children through school as well as the local authority.
- Special Educational Needs Policy
- Mangotsfield SEND School Information Report
- Please click on the following link for the South Gloucestershire Local Offer: http://www.southglos.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/local-offer/