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Together Everyone Achieves More

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Farley Hill Primary School

Together Everyone Achieves More

SEND

We strongly believe in catering for every child's individual needs. 

 

Passion and drive is at the heart of our approach when it comes to supporting groups of children, and individuals, who need additional help to progress their learning.

 

Even with the best teaching, some children continue to experience difficulties.  These concerns may be raised by the class teacher, a member of support staff or by you as a parent.

 

We define lack of progress as that which:

  • Is significantly slower than that of their peers starting from the same baseline;
  • Fails to match or better the child’s previous rate of progress;
  • Fails to close the attainment gap between the child and their peers;
  • Widens the attainment gap.


Slow progress and low attainment do not necessarily mean that a child has SEND and does not automatically lead to a pupil being recorded as having SEND.  However, it may be an indicator of a range of learning difficulties or disabilities.  Equally, it is not assumed that attainment in line with chronological age means that there is no learning difficulty or disability.  For example, some children and young people may be high achieving academically, but may require additional support in communicating and interacting socially.  Some learning difficulties and disabilities occur across the range of cognitive ability and, left unaddressed, may lead to frustration, which may manifest itself as disaffection, emotional or behavioural difficulties.

 

The purpose of identifying a need is to work out what we need to do next, and not to fit a child into a category.  However, we would broadly consider SEND in 4 categories:

  • Communication and interaction;
  • Cognition and learning;
  • Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties;
  • Sensory and/or physical needs.


You do not have to wait until these meetings to raise a concern – nor do the staff:  We are always talking and sharing thoughts and ideas.

 

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is Ms. Logan and she can be contacted on 01189 732 148 or via email at admin@farleyhill.wokingham.sch.uk.

 

 

For Accessibility Policy please see link below to our Policy page:

Wokingham Borough Council

To access the Wokingham Local Offer please click on the icon below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parents and carers of children with additional needs will find the Local Offer section of the website full of useful information and services.

 

Special Educational Needs

Help and Support

Short breaks

Becoming and Adult

Health Services

Leisure and Activities

 

Online directory

 

The type of information that can found:

Childcare, including pre-school and childminders

Leisure and Activities

Support for families

Support for young people

Health and wellbeing services

 

Looking for activity or event locally?

Parents and carers can search for activities and events in and around the borough through the councils 'What's On Guide',

 

Care and support for children and families:  http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/children-and-families/

Services Directory:  http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/search-the-services-directory/

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