SEND - Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
SEND Vision - click here
SEND Offer - click here
At Hampton Hargate Primary we believe in an inclusive environment. We believe that the child is at the centre of everything we do and our universal curriculum offer supports this vision: it is a broad, balanced and equitable offer, built around the core disciplines of English, mathematics, science, humanities, languages and religious education, alongside creative and active subjects including art, music, performing arts, food technology, computing and physical education. All children should be happy and enjoy themselves when they are in school. Each child’s individual learning styles should be respected. All children should have high but attainable targets for them to enable them to achieve their full potential. Progress in attainment is important but we also recognise the importance of progression with social, emotional and mental wellbeing. We have excellent communication with parents and this is very important to us. Every child is given an appropriate level of support but at the same time is encouraged to become independent learners.
To enable children to achieve this, staff are given regular whole school and individual training to be able to meet the individual needs of the children within their class. We pride ourselves on early identification and intervention for SEND to ensure that progress and opportunities are maximised. We provide an accessible learning environment which is tailored to the individual needs of all pupils and develop children’s independence and life skills. To ensure need is constantly met we regularly monitor the progress of children with SEND, using a child-centred approach. We also have a number of interventions which give groups of children extra help in the areas they need it; including handwriting groups, reading groups, numeracy groups, nurture groups, sensory circuits – we strive to support their mental health and wellbeing as well as their attainment.
In taking the learning of the whole child very seriously, there are is support specifically tailored to individuals; occupational therapy programmes, speech and language programmes, physiotherapy programmes. Children are given challenging but achievable targets which are suited to their own individual needs. Parents are invited in for regular meetings and there is an open door policy to both the class teacher and SENCos at other times. We work closely with external agencies and other professionals to develop our provision for children with SEND.
Please find below some links to websites that you may find useful:
- National Deaf Children's Society
- Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society
- The Ear Foundation
- Action on Hearing Loss
- British Deaf Association
- Deafblind UK
- Pdnet - a network for those supporting learners with physical disability