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Forest of Galtres Anglican Methodist Primary School

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SEND

We are so happy to have everyone back at school with us and we hope this can continue throughout the year. In exceptional circumstances where your child cannot attend school due to isolating, quarantining or unforeseen changes in local restrictions we will continue to work closely with you to support your child’s education and welfare from home. This can be done in many ways, such as

·signposting to free educational resources e.g. BBC Bitesize, Oak Academy, Oxford Owl etc.

·regular updates on school websites and Twitter accounts.

·personalised resources to meet learning needs shared electronically via email, Google classroom or Tapestry, or in paper copy where required.

·regular contact with the class teacher via telephone, email, Dojo or Google.

 

If your child has Special Educational Needs you can also expect:

 

· regular telephone contact with one of the Trust SENDCos. SENDCos may also link in some external agencies with families to provide additional advice and resources if this is agreed.

·adaptations to the ways in which children can present their work (access to IT may be facilitated in the home);

·more detailed instructions (access to remote learning platforms will be rehearsed in school);

·providing parents with suggestions to make tasks more practical in nature;

·alternative work which is targeted at their level of need where they may not ordinarily access curriculum subjects at age expected levels.

·any EHC plans due for annual review will still be completed within the statutory timeframe, remotely where required.

 

Forest of Galtres Anglican Methodist Primary School aims to provide a caring and supportive environment where every child matters. All pupils are valued equally and are given the opportunity to achieve the very best they can. Sometimes children need additional support for some or all of their time at school.

All pupils at Forest of Galtres Anglican Methodist Primary School receive quality first teaching. This means that a range of teaching styles and approaches are used and that appropriate learning objectives are set for all children with a curriculum matched to their needs.

Children have access to different types of support in lessons, and often work in small groups or one to one with a Teacher or Teaching Assistant. Our school’s values expect that all pupils are actively included in a wide range of curriculum and extra-curricular activities. Pupils with SEN are equally represented in positions of responsibility such as the School Council.

 

Our school's SENDCo is Mrs Kirsty Mills, who works alongside Mrs Sarah Cope (the Hope Learning Trust SENDCo) and the Headteacher to ensure that children with additional needs receive the support they need.  They report on the impact of this work and pupil outcomes to the school's Governing Body.  The governor with responsibility for SEND is Mrs Sue Van Hout.

 

Our SENDCos can be contacted by email at:

k.mills@hlt.academy

s.cope@hlt.academy

This year our school is working in collaboration with the Driver Youth Trust - a national charity dedicated to improving the life chances of children and young people, with a focus on those with literacy difficulties and who may have SEND. In collaboration between DYT, we have adopted the Drive for Literacy model that addresses the needs of those who struggle with literacy and may be dyslexic. Our school leadership, whole school and key staff (SEND/Literacy Leads) have access to Drive for Literacy workshops, resources and parent support and advice to ensure pupils with literacy difficulties are able to access the curriculum and experience success as learners. More information on this model, which includes useful information and free resources for parents and schools can be found at www.driveryouthtrust.com and on Twitter @DriverTrust.
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