Some pupils have greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of their age. Some may have disabilities that prevent or hinder them from making use of all of the facilities provided for our pupils.
As a school, we are dedicated to giving these children individual consideration and will make special provision for them, working in partnership with outside support agencies where necessary (e.g. speech and language therapy services or the Learning and Behaviour Team), in order to allow them to fully access the curriculum and make full use of the facilities available to all of our pupils here at Stedham Primary.
It is our intention that the needs of all pupils are identified and met as early as possible. All children, whether they have special educational needs or not, have an equal opportunity to participate in the full curriculum of the school.
Every effort is made to ensure that the work is suitable, regardless of ability, and that all children feel valued and are able to achieve success. We thrive on ensuring the pupils feel happy and safe, while being challenged to achieve their best. In our recent parental survey 100% of parents responded that their child was happy, safe and well looked after while at school.
Our teachers and teaching assistants work with individuals and small groups of children on intervention programmes for speech and language, reading, literacy and maths, to support them in reaching their full potential. Parents are kept fully informed of their child’s progress at SEND parent consultation meetings.
If you require any further information about our SEND provisions, please contact our SENDCO, Miss Claire Murphy, via the school telephone number or using the form on the contact page, and she will be happy to assist you with any queries you may have. If you are concerned that your child may have SEND requirements, you may find it helpful to visit this page: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/education-children-and-families/special-educational-needs-and-disability-send/
If you are a parent or carer of a child with SEND and have a complaint about the support provided, please raise your concerns with the Headteacher or refer to the School Complaints Policy.