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We have set up a 'Home Learning' page under the 'Key Information' tab. This will provide more information for you about how to access a quality education for your children at home. Please remember to check your child's class page under the 'Children' tab for regular updates from your classteacher. Please collect a paper pack if you cannot access technology. If you would like more information please phone the DFE coronavirus helpline 0800 046 8687 or visit the full government guidance at:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19
Thank you for your tremendous support and understanding in this matter, if anything positive can come out of this then it is the wonderful community spirit and offers of help that have been overwhelming.
Letter from Vicky Ford MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families
Dear Parents / Carers
I hope you and the children are all keeping well in these unprecedented circumstances. I am writing to share a letter with you from the Minister with responsibility for SEND, Vicky Ford MP. You may have already received this directly but I wanted to ensure that everyone has had the opportunity to read her statement.
As a school we are looking at how we can best support all of our children whether they are at home or still in school. The statement refers to individual risk assessments for some children to ensure their needs continue to be addressed using best endeavours within the current circumstances, and we will be in further contact with those families over the coming days. This is intended for all children who have an Education, Health and Care Plan, and other children with SEND at the discretion of the school.
If you wish to discuss this further then please do not hesitate to contact me. I am also available if you have any questions regarding supporting your child’s educational needs at home and will be working with school to add additional links to the website for useful advice and resources.
The SEND Team
All children at St. Stephen’s C.E. Primary School are valued as individuals and every effort is made to identify and support those requiring additional help or expertise. Special arrangements are made for pupils with a special educational need and disability. Pupils’ progress is closely monitored and parents are kept well informed. The Governing Body seeks to ensure that children with a special educational need and disability receive the appropriate provision.
Our special needs provision is organised in line with the staged process of the ‘Special Needs Code of Practice’ that involves school working in partnership with pupil, parents or carers, a variety of external agencies and the Local Authority. Pupils identified under Code of Practice on the identification and assessments of a Special Educational Need and Disability are given differentiated work / support as appropriate. Exceptionally able pupils are provided with more stimulating and challenging tasks. Support and specialist help can be provided in school by any of the following: SEND Service; School Psychologist; Educational Welfare Officer; and/or Social Services.
We aim to ensure that every child has access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum at the appropriate level in terms of the National Curriculum. We also try to ensure that there is a supportive environment with an atmosphere of encouragement, tolerance and sensitivity with respect for achievement and value for the individual.
Children with a special educational need and disability are an important concern and we endeavour to provide support for these children. Most of this support is provided in the classroom in order that all pupils have access to the same broad curriculum. Support may also be provided by some withdrawal for intensive assistance in particular subjects e.g. reading or writing.
Further details of our provision for children with a Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND) may be obtained from Mrs Moira Waller, the SEND Co-ordinator (SENDCO).