Kington St Michael Church of England Primary School

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SEND and Inclusion
Kington St. Michael School is committed to providing a high quality education for all the children in our school. We believe that all children have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them, and through which they are fully included in all aspects of school life.

We facilitate each child to enable them to be successful, to achieve and to make progress from their individual starting points. We have high expectations of all children, regardless of ability. Every child’s progress is regularly monitored and any child who appears to be stuck is acknowledged and support is put in place to enable the child to move forwards with confidence.
The definition of Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND) is as follows:

A child ...has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

  • Has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
  • Has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools

Code of Practice (April 2014)

 

The LA Local Offer

  • The Children and Families Bill became law in June 2014. From this date, Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.
  • The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area. The Wiltshire local offer can be found on the website:

For any queries about Wiltshire’s Special Educational Needs and Disability Service, (SEND) or information about supporting children and young people with SEND please call the Single point of contact (SPOC) 01225 757985.

 

Kington St. Michael SEND Information Report
This utilises the LA Local Offer to meet the needs of SEND pupils as determined by school policy, and the provision that the school is able to meet. This document provides answers to a variety of questions parents have asked regarding what support our school can provide for your child. If you have a question that is not answered in our ‘SEN Information Report’, or require further information, please contact our special needs co-ordinator (SENCo), Mrs Kate Cavey either by emailing kcavey@ksm.wilts.sch.uk or telephoning the school on 01249 750454.

SEND pupils at our school are very well supported - both in class and through our Intervention Programmes. Our Teaching Assistants are highly effective and trained in delivering specific support programmes in a range of  areas - phonics, reading, number, social skills, gross motor skills, etc.
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