St Gabriel’s RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, governors and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. For more information please see our safeguarding policy which can be found under Key Information > Policies > Safeguarding Policy.
Special Educational Needs and Disability…..a school on a mission!
SEND Mission Statement:
The tailored packages of support for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities are closely matched to their needs and, as a result, they make good or better progress. There is a consistent understanding of need and provision across the school.
This is our vision for all children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, take a few moments to read the information below to see how we work to achieve this.
Our expectation is that everyone has the capacity to be successful and it is our job to ensure all children fulfill their full potential regardless of the barriers that their needs presents. We put children and family at the centre of that provision and ensure that you are fully involved in decisions that are made.
Tailored provision is described via our ‘local offer’ and SEND information report- we call it our Inclusion Steps. The link below will show our local offer and SEND Information Report. The diagram describes the local offer for the school; the purpose of the local offer and SEND Information Report is to enable parents and young people to see more clearly what services are available within the school. The school caters in an inclusive way through differentiated provision for waves 1, 2 and 3. Wave 4 provision is not part of the local offer but demonstrates the extended offer within the Rochdale Authority should the need arise beyond mainstream schooling. Children and Families are at the heart of our offer.
Click on the link to see more about our local offer and SEN Information Report
All admission’s are treated in line with the school’s admissions policy, see policy section of website for full details. Children who have a statement of special educational need or an education, health and care plan have a free choice to nominate the school that they most closely feel matches the need of a child, that request if normally granted.
For any child entering with special educational need or disability we will always organise a review meeting with the parents and other professionals to ensure we fully understand the need of the child and that we may support a successful transition in the best possible way. Where required we will organise a number of transition visits to ensure successful integration.
For our Foundation class we have a programme of transition visits arranged which include home visits, nursery visits and school visits, this ensures that every child including those with additional needs has a successful start at school.
We would always discuss entry arrangements parents and vary arrangements based on need, this is discussed at the pre-admission meeting.
Teaching and Learning
We have a graduated response to special educational needs and disability, our philosophy though is to ensure that all learners are included and in order to achieve this we have worked hard at defining what are inclusive classroom looks like for all classes. This means that the vast majority of learning is accessible for all. Where something additional is identified we work to ensure that as much of this is delivered in class as possible so that class teachers are accountable for all work undertaken, Occasionally some children do require additional specialist intervention to assist their learning, if this is identified this will be discuss fully with parents.
Our accessibility plan details how we provide for the needs to disabled children, families and users of our service, Click on the link to view how we are striving to improve accessibility across the school.