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Inclusion and Special Educational Needs

At Hampton, we pride ourselves in our provision for all children.  Our policies ensure all children are included and have equal opportunities.  We have highly qualified Learning Support Assistants who support children (in and out of the class), who may have learning difficulties and specific needs.

 

Our building is designed to ensure easy access with ramps, hand rails and electronic doors for disabled access.  Toilets have been adapted with handrails to give support and encourage independence.  We have a medical room to cater for children who have specific personal and physical needs.

 

Our pupils succeed through Quality First Teaching.  Our learning environments are stimulating, well organised and used flexibly to support a range of different interactive teaching and learning styles.  Lessons are differentiated to include all abilities.  Pupils with more complex needs are identified as having Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) may require Personalised/individualised learning with long term interventions.

 

Children who are identified as SEND will be on the school’s SEND register as ‘SEN support’ or having an ‘Education Health Care plan’.  We believe it is very important to work closely with parents and carers and always inform and discuss any concerns we have with parents about their child’s education.

 

Current SEND updates

The Children’s and Families Bill takes forward the Coalition Government’s commitments to improve services for vulnerable children and support strong families. It underpins wider reforms to ensure that all children and young people can succeed, no what their background. The Bill will reform ythe systems for adoption, looked after children, family justice and special educational needs.

 

The Government os transforming the system for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN), including those who are disabled, so that services consistently support the best outcomes for them. The Bill will extend the SEN system from birth to 25, giving children, young people and their parents/carers greater control and choice in decisions and ensuring needs are properly met. It takes forward the reform programme set out in Support ans aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs and disability: Progress and next steps by:

  • Replacing statements and learning difficulty assessments with a new birth-to-25 Education, Health and Care Plan, extending rights and protections to young people in further education and training and offering families personal budgets so they have more control over the support they need;

  • Improving cooperation between all the services that support children and their families and particularly requiring local authorities and health authorities to work together;

  • Requiring local authorities to involve children, young people and parents in reviewing and developing provision for those with special educational needs and to publish a ‘local offer’ of support.

 

What is the Local Offer?

The Local Offer was first introduced in the Green Paper (March 2011). The Green Paper set out its recommendations for revision to SEND provision for children and young people. The revision recommended ‘a local offer of all services available to support disabled children and children with SEN and their families. This easy to understand information will set out what is normally available in schools to help children with lower level SEN as well as options available to support families who need additional help to care for their child.’ The Green Paper has now progressed to a White Paper which means it became law from September 2014.

 

The Local Offer provides parents/carers with information about how to access services in their areas, and what they can expect from those services. With regard to Education, it lets parents/carers and young people know how schools and colleges will support them, and what they can expect across the local settings. There are 14 questions, devised in consultation with parents and carers and other agencies for schools to answer. These will provide information to parents and carers to enable them to make decisions about how best to support their child's needs.

 

More information about the ‘Local Offer’ can be found on the link below

 

http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs/about-the-local-offer

 

The document attached outlines Hampton's answers to the 14 questions. If after reading the questions, or if you have any queries about your child's SEND, please do not hesitate to contact the school. We constantly strive to operate an inclusive school where concerns can be freely discussed.

 

Please refer to our SEN & D policy for more details.

 

Hampton SEND Provision/Response to the Local Offer

Hampton's Wellbeing Team

At Hampton Primary School we believe that every child must be provided with opportunities to develop socially, emotionally, academically and physically to achieve the highest possible standards and we have a holistic approach to our pupil and family’s welfare. 

 

Staff in the Wellbeing Team are here to offer specialist help, support, advice and can be easily contacted directly through the office.

 

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