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All Saints Primary School

Aiming High

Belle Vue Street, Gorton, Manchester
Lancashire, M12 5PW

01612239325

admin@allsaints-pri.manchester.sch.uk

SEND Local Offer

Teaching and Learning

At All Saints we work hard to provide a caring, stimulating and inclusive environment where every child can reach their potential. All pupils in school receive quality first teaching. However we recognise that there may be some children who would benefit from additional help or support in the classroom. This may include:

  • working in a small group supported by an adult
  • resources tailored to match the needs of the child
  • differentiated curriculum
  • appropriate class environment

All classes are supported by teaching assistants who are employed to support with learning and develop independence.  Some children may be offered additional small work group or catch up programmes. These groups are known as ‘booster‘ groups.

If a child continues to have difficulties then they may be considered to have a special educational need or disability(SEND)
Children with SEND have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of their age. They will need extra or different help for some or all of their time in school.

School works with a range of outside agencies, such as Speech & Language therapists, play therapists to meet their needs.
All our staff have regular training in SEN and work their work is closely monitored by the SEND co-ordinator (SENDCo)

The school follows the statutory guidance with regard to making ‘reasonable adjustments’ under the Disability Discrimination Act. During the SAT’s, support is given to children by reading the questions in maths and providing quiet areas for those who are easily distracted. Extra time is applied for following the guidance given by QCA.

 

Annual Reviews

Review meetings are held annually for children with Statements or Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans. All professionals working with the child are invited as well as Parents. Progress against targets is reviewed and new targets are set. Progress in all areas of learning is discussed, including personal and social development, as well as academic achievements.

All other children with SEN targets are reviewed three times a year. These are informal meetings with the Parents and class teacher and where necessary, the SENDCo. Targets are reviewed and new ones are set. Targets may be for reading, writing, maths or behaviour.

Parents are encouraged to contact school at any time if they have any concerns regarding their child.

 

Keeping Children Safe

Safe guarding is a high priority in the school. All staff are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service for their suitability to work with children.

Risk assessments are completed for all off-site visits by the lead teacher and are signed off by the Head teacher and a Governor. Risk assessments are also completed for any on-site risk that is out of the ordinary or personal to an individual eg injury of a temporary nature, such as a broken limb.

There is no parking or designated drop-off zone on site and families are encouraged to walk if possible. Each morning the class teacher and teaching assistant greet their pupils in the classroom. At the end of the school day the children are taken into the playground to meet their parents/carers. Any child who is not collected by 3:15pm is taken to the Office and their parents are called. If they are not collected by 3:30 then they are taken to the After School Club and a charge will be made.

Breaks are supervised by teachers and teaching assistants. A first aider is available. Lunchtimes are supervised by teaching assistants and lunchtime organisers and a first aider is available.

A copy of the schools behaviour and anti-bullying policy can be found on our website.

 

Health (including Emotional Health and Wellbeing)

School has a Safe Administration of Medicine policy
Parents must give written consent for medicines to be administered at school. Medicines are kept in the Office. Children with more complex medical needs have a care plan written by health professionals. If training is needed to deal with a specific issue, then this is arranged by the SENDCo.

In the case of a medical emergency, the school always rings 999 and contacts the child’s parent/carer immediately.

The school has a ‘Coral Room’ for children needing support to develop social and emotional skills.  Strengths and Difficulties questionnaires (SDQs) are carried out to determine children’s emotional wellbeing and establish the best support/intervention required. Interventions are weekly and delivered by a teaching assistant or trained therapist.

 

Communication with Parents

There is a photograph display in the main entrance of all the staff in school and a list on the school website. Staff are always available at the start and end of the day for Parents/carers to meet with informally. Any parent with concerns should speak to the class teacher in the first instance. Appointments can be made informally, or with a more senior member of staff for a mutually convenient time. The Head and Deputy are also available informally at the beginning and end of each day.

Parents Evenings are offered twice a year and this is an opportunity to report on progress, share new targets and discuss punctuality and attendance. A written report is sent mid- year and in summer term.

Parent Workshops are offered to all parents/carers on a variety of curriculum areas and craft.

Questionnaires are sent asking for opinions at various times. There is also a comment book in the main entrance where suggestions can be left.
Parents also form part of the Governing Body.

 

Working Together

The school uses a home-school agreement which is sent home annually. This highlights shared areas of responsibility.

There is a school council with pupils voted by their peers. The council meets ½ termly and feedback any suggestions from their class. Pupil voice questionnaires are also carried out regularly

Parents/Carer’s feedback forms are available after Parents Evening and are sent out with the Reports.

Parents are invited to  attend class assemblies, writing and creative curriculum challenge mornings, sports’ day, musical performances including Christmas productions and Harvest and the year 6 concert.
If a parent governor place becomes available, then all parents are invited to nominate and vote for a new one.
The school receives advice about pupils on the SEN/D register from a range of multi-agencies and the Governors support the SEN/DCo in this role.

 

What Help and Support is available for the Family?

School has a Family Support Worker available who can offer support and give advice informally on a daily basis. She is also able to signpost families to appropriate agencies.

If a child needs transport to school, families can speak to the Family Support Worker for support.

 

Transition to High School

All children attend 2/3 transition days in the Summer term depending on which high school they are attending. Any pupils who require additional transition will be offered visits with a TA and their parent if requested. 

 

Extra Curricular Activities

There is a daily breakfast club from 8am and after school care club until 4:30pm. Breakfast club is 75p and after school care is £3:50

Extra curricular activities include sports, Irish dancing, dance, nature, computing and cookery. No charges are made for these. A register is kept so that all children get the opportunity to attend.

The school has a set of values which all pupils are expected to work towards which includes friendships. A playtime buddies system is in place to support children making friends during playtimes.