Westborough Staff supporting children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities.
SENCO - Ms Rohana Forbes
Learning Support Assistants allocated to SEN pupils at SEN Support
Learning Support Assistants allocated to pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan.
A provision Map is produced annually to indicate all support and interventions and a document is produced which indicates interventions for this academic year aimed at pupil's with SEN.
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Statutory SEND Policies.
Southend Information, Advice & Support Service
A leaflet regarding the Southend Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS) is available from the school front office.
IASS is a free service for Southend children and young people (0-25 years). The service supports parents of children with and/or young people with Special Educational Needs (SEND) and/or disabilities and covers the following areas:
- Education, health and social care
- National and local policy
- The Local Offer
- Your rights and choices
- Your opportunities to participate
- Where you can find help and advice
- How you can access support
Outside Agencies involvement for pupils with SEN
Educational Psychology Services
Speech, Language and Communication Therapists
School Nursing Services
Specialist Teacher for deaf pupils
Specialist Teacher for pupils with Visual Impairments
Advisory Teacher for pupils with Statements of SEN for alternative curriculum work
Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Services
Individual Support Plans (ISP's) for pupils at School Action & School Action Plus
Reviews for pupils are carried out twice annually and are attended by Teachers and Learning Support Assistants, parents, pupil and outside agencies where appropriate. Progress is also reviewed twice annually at the Parents Consultation Evening.
Learning from the previous ISP is carried out and celebrated
Up to date assessments for Attainment, Reading and Spelling Ages, phonic knowledge and, reading and spelling of high frequency words, handwriting, sentence construction, grammar and punctuation and maths skills is brought to the review so that new targets can be set. The teacher, teaching assistant and parent of the child involved receive the new ISP within 48 hours of the meeting. The pupil is also given a copy of their targets to put into the appropriate book so that they can self-monitor their progress. Any relevant referral to an outside agency is carried out immediately following the review.
Annual Reviews for pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan
These reviews take place every 10 months and often involve outside agencies who are invited to attend.
A review of learning and progress is carried out so that new targets can run for the next 10 months. Assessments brought to the review are as for SEN Support as stated above. The child's and parents' views are taken into account. Teachers, Learning Support Assistants, Parents and the Local Authority receive a copy of the Annual Review Report.