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SEND Information Report 2015

SEND Information Report Sep 16

At Bishop’s Hull Primary School over the past year, we have supported 28 children designated as having Special Educational Needs or a Disability.

The Government introduced the Special Needs Code of Practice 0-25, in September 14. In the code, all children receiving any special need provision are referred to as receiving ‘SEN Support’.

In Somerset, children who are identified with complex needs receive additional ‘Higher Needs Funding’. Schools apply annually to an SEN Audit for additional funding to support individual children. The funding is intended as a ‘top-up’, to the first £6,000 of the support the school is expected to provide for each child with SEN. The additional funding varies according to need, and ranges from £200 per year to approximately £3,000.

In the academic year 2015-16, we supported 5 children with recognised ‘High Needs’ and received a total of £7,326 of additional funding. This money was used to provide additional support and/ or to fund specific activities or therapy required by these children.

The SEN Code of Practice 0-25 identifies 4 broad areas of Special Educational Need. These are: Communication and Interaction, Cognition and learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health and Sensory and Physical Needs.

The range of needs are listed below with the number of children on our SEN

Register in the period 2015- 16.

 

Communication and Interaction

 

Cognition and learning

 

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Sensory and Physical Needs

 

7

(including 3

Higher Needs)

16

 

2

(including 1

Higher Needs)

3

 

 

End of Key Stage 2 results

At the end of this academic year, there were 9 children in Year 6 identified as having SEN. All of these children made at least 2 levels progress from the end of KS1 to the end of KS2 in Reading, Writing and Maths.

Education Health Care Plans (EHCP)

During the year 2015-16, we have supported 2 children who have Statements and 2 children who have Education Health Care Plans (EHCP’s). Over the next 2 years, EHCP’s will replace all Statements as required by the Code of Practice 0-25.

Policies for the identification and assessment of pupils with Special Educational Needs

Our SEND Policy complies with the Code of Practice 0-25. Please see our SEND Policy Document on the school website. Our SEND School Offer is in a booklet form and is available on our school website. Copies are also available at the school office.

Annual Reviews

For SEN children with a Statement or an Education Health Care Plan and those children designated as ‘High Needs’ , an Annual Review Meeting is held annually to discuss the individual child’s needs, provision and progress. During the year 2015-16, 8 Annual Reviews were held.

School Entry Plan Meetings

School Entry Plan Meetings are held, when necessary, in the summer term prior to the child starting school. Parent/Carers, Pre-school staff, SENCO and other professionals are invited to discuss a child’s needs and the provision that needs to be put in place when the child starts school. In the past year, 1 School Entry Meeting was held and multi-agency planning led to a successful transition to school for a child with individual needs.

Staffing

At the start of the academic year, 3 additional Teaching Assistants (TA’s) were appointed in order to provide additional support for individual children. In the past year, the school employed a total of 19 TA’s, who worked either part time or full time.

Transition Arrangements

In the summer term 2016, several transition meetings were held with secondary school staff, to ensure successful transition of our Year 6 children. 9 children attended extra group activity days at their new secondary schools to help them to settle in.

Accessibility

Bishop’s Hull Primary School is a fully accessible site and all areas of the school grounds can be accessed by wheelchair users and children with physical disabilities. We have a disabled toilet including an adjustable changing bed.

Hearing Impairment Support Service

We work closely with the Hearing Impairment Support Service to ensure that children with hearing impairment are fully included in all aspects of the curriculum. When necessary, adults wear radio transmitters which link into hearing aids and receive training from the Hearing Impairment Support Service in the use of any equipment.

Specialist Equipment and Facilities

We work closely with the Physical Impairment and Medical Support Service to provide children with the equipment and facilities that they require. We are provided with equipment according to individual need and provide staff with training to use such equipment. Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists

meet regularly with staff, parent/ carers and children in school and provide specific programmes for children with specific needs.

Medical Conditions

Children with medical conditions are supported through Medical Support Plans and Healthcare Plans.

Staff Training

In the past year, Teaching Assistants ( TA’s) have attended ‘in school training’ sessions each term. Individual TA’s also attended specific training courses provided by the Local Authority, including Autism, Intensive Interaction, Numicon Maths, P Scales Maths, Moving and Handling, Personal Care, Speech Sounds and Sensory Processing. The SENCO attended Local Authority training courses throughout the year and included a SENCO Conference and Visual Awareness Training. The SENCO also attended network meetings about Somerset Choices and Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs.

 

 

Caroline Owen

SENCO

SEND Information Report  Sep 15

At Bishop’s Hull Primary School over the past year, we have supported 28 children designated as having Special Educational Needs or a Disability.

In September 2014, a new Special Needs Code of Practice called ‘The SEND Code of Practice 0-25’, was introduced. In the new code, all children receiving any special need provision are to be referred to as receiving ‘SEN Support’. In Somerset, children who are identified with complex needs receive additional ‘Higher Needs Funding’. Schools apply for additional funding for individual children to an SEN Audit. The funding is intended as a ‘top-up’, to the first £6,000 of the support the school is expected to provide for each child with SEN. The additional funding varies according to need, and ranges from £200 per year to approximately £3,000.

In the academic year 2014-15, we have supported 4 children with recognised ‘High Needs’. We received a total of £            of additional funding. This money was used to provide additional support and/ or to fund specific activities or therapy required by these children.

The new SEN Code of Practice 0-25 identifies 4 broad areas of Special Educational Need. These are: Communication and Interaction, Cognition and learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health and Sensory and Physical Needs.

The range of needs are listed below with the number of children on our SEN

Register at the end of 2015.

 

Communication and Interaction

 

Cognition and learning

 

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Sensory and Physical Needs

 

7

(including 3

 HN)

16

3

(including 1

 HN)

2

 

End of Key Stage 2 results

At the end of this academic year, there were 5 children in Year 6 identified as having SEN.   4 out of 5 children made at least 2 levels progress from the end of KS1 to the end of KS2 in Writing and Maths. 2 out of 5 made at least 2 levels progress in Reading in the same period.

Education Health Care Plans (EHCP)

During the year 2014-15, we have supported 3 children who have Statements.  These will be replaced by Education Health Care Plans over the next 3 years.

Policies for the identification and assessment of pupils with Special Educational Needs

In the past year, we have updated our SEND Policy to comply with the Code of Practice 0-25.  Please see our SEND Policy Document on the school website.

Our SEND School Offer is in a booklet form and is also on our school website.

Parent/ Carers received a copy of our School Offer and copies are available at the school office.

Annual Reviews

For SEN children with a Statement or an Education Health Care Plan and those children designated as ‘High Needs’ , an Annual Review Meeting is held annually to discuss the individual child’s needs, provision and progress. During the year 2014-15, 4 Annual Reviews were held.

School Entry Plan Meetings

School Entry Plan Meetings are held, when necessary, in the summer term prior to the child starting school. Parent/ Carers, Pre-school staff, SENCO and other professionals are invited and discuss a child’s needs and provision that needs to be put in place when the child starts school. In the past year, 1 School Entry Meeting was held and multi-agency planning led to a successful transition to school for a child with individual needs.

Staffing

The school employed     TA’s in the past year,    part time and    full time.

In the summer term, 3 additional Teaching Assistants were appointed to provide support for individual children in FS, KS1 and KS2 from the start of September ’15.

Transition Arrangements

In the summer term 2015, transition meetings were held with secondary school staff to ensure successful transition of our Year 6 children. 3 children attended extra group activity days at Castle School to help them to settle in.

Accessibility

Bishop’s Hull Primary School is a fully accessible site and all areas of the school grounds can be accessed by wheelchair users and children with physical disabilities. We have a disabled toilet including an adjustable changing bed.

Hearing Impairment Support Service

We work closely with the Hearing Impairment Support Service to ensure that children with hearing impairment are fully included in all aspects of the curriculum. When necessary, adults wear radio transmitters which link into hearing aids. Staff receive training from the Hearing Impairment Support Service in the use of any equipment.

Specialist Equipment and Facilities

We work closely with the Physical Impairment and Medical Support Service in order to provide children with the equipment and facilities that they require. We are provided with equipment according to individual need and provide staff with training to use such equipment. Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists provide support for children as needed and provide specific programmes for children with specific needs.

Medical Conditions

Children with medical conditions are supported through medical support plans.

Staff Training

During the Year 2014-15, the SENCO attended Local Authority training courses and Taunton Learning Partnership meetings regarding implementation of the new SEN Code of Practice. Training courses that have been attended by Teaching Assistants in the past year, have included Individualised Literacy Intervention ( ILI), Numicon maths, P Scales, Autism, Personal Care, Talking Partners, Speech Sounds and Sensory Processing.

Caroline Owen

SENCO

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