Morland Area CofE Primary School
At Morland Church of England Primary School we promote high achievement and learning for life within an ethos based on Christian values. We actively promote these values, virtues and ethics to shape our pupils' character and moral perspective, through the teachings of the Church. We follow the example of the Good Samaritan where we are called to love and care for our neighbour. We ensure that through our school vision, ethos, agreed rules, curriculum and teaching we promote respect and tolerance for all cultures, faiths and lifestyles. We currently have 102 children on role plus 19 nursery places.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Morland Area CofE Primary School
- CA10 3AT
A child may experience difficulties in school for many reasons. This could be, for example, a medical, learning, speech or behavioural difficulty. When such difficulties arise they are dealt with as far as possible within the child’s own class and in consultation with parents. If further measures are required, the child may be withdrawn for short periods on an individual basis or in a small group. The school has a Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator, Miss Joanne Berry. Advice and support can also be requested from outside specialists. There is a support service provided by the Education Department offering help for those children with Special Educational Needs (SEN), whether of a temporary or permanent nature.
Gifted children can also be considered to have SEN and again if necessary, specialist help and advice can be sought. Our Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator is currently Mrs Dobinson. At every stage, consultation and cooperation between the school and parents is vital to ensure a child’s full potential is achieved.
- Contact Name
- Mrs Louise Donnelly-Stott (Head) & Miss Joanne Berry (SENDCo)
- Contact Telephone
- 01931 714668
- Contact Email
Morland Area CofE Primary School - SEND Policy
- Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (5-10 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)
Schools Extended Local Offer Response
- How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?
Morland School staff meet with parents and carers and/or previous teachers before children joins the school to discuss the needs of each child. Your child’s progress is then monitored throughout his/her time at the school and support plans are put in place if children do not make expected progress. Some pupils will make good progress and can be taken off the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) register.
Teachers and support staff will share any concerns regarding SEND with the school SENCo, Miss Joanne Berry, who will carry out further assessments (formal and informal) and liaise with other professionals where appropriate. Similarly, if you have concerns you should contact your child’s teacher or the School SENCo.
- How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?
Morland School is an inclusive school with a strong commitment to meeting the needs of all our pupils. All staff members work together to ensure that lessons include a range of tasks and ways of working, and extra curricular activities are accessible to all pupils. We also provide a range of additional support for pupils who have been identified as having a specific need. This might include:
- In-class support across the curriculum.
- Small group (2-8 pupils) interventions taught by appropriately trained staff.
- Social skills groups.
- Behaviour, emotional, social development projects; or
- Support with homework
There is a school governor (tbc) responsible for SEND in the school.
- How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?
All teachers are responsible for using a range of strategies and resources to make sure that pupils enjoy and achieve within their classrooms e.g. resources using symbols, ICT software to support writing or writing frames, teacher and teaching assistant support. This will ensure that the specific needs of all children within the class are met.
- How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?
We track your child’s progress on an ongoing basis and take action when pupils are not making the expected progress.
You will receive regular reports and be invited to attend meetings to discuss your child’s progress.
Pupils with a SEND statement and/or EHC plan will also have an annual review meeting to discuss arrangements and progress.
Additional meetings are available by request with the class teacher or the SENCo, Miss Joanne Berry.
For pupils with a high level of need, regular contact can be arranged.
The support that a pupil receives will be outlined in a pupil Individual Education Plan (IEP) which will be reviewed each term. Parents and carers will also be informed when any new arrangement is put in place. This lEP will list support and show the targets each pupil is working towards. In addition, targets will be set by pupils, parents, class teachers and the SENCo.
- What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?
We are committed to helping all children to stay safe and healthy and enjoy their time at the school, and to help them to grow into mature and caring young people who make a positive contribution to the school and the wider community. All staff work together with the SENCo, Miss Joanne Berry to provide additional support for pupils with identified behavioural, emotional and social needs. They also refer to other agencies for pupil and family support. The Headteacher has responsibility for child protection and looked after children.
Young people are encouraged to contribute their views on school life. All pupils can give their views to the School Council via their representatives.
A wide range of external agencies advise and support teachers at Morland to devise a range of tasks and methods of working to support all pupils.
- What specialist services and expertise are avaliable at or accessed by the setting/school/college?
The school has access to the full range of LA specialist services in education, health and social care (see the LA local offer).
Our Headteacher, Louise Donnelly-Stott has qualified with a specialism in Special Educational Needs. Miss Berry is currently training for this qualification.
- What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?
One of our teaching assistants holds a qualification in mathematics recovery and staff members take part in ongoing training throughout the year.
We have staff trained in Reading Intervention, Lexia and Mental Health Support
All staff have received Safeguarding Training.
- How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?
We believe all children should be offered the same opportunities and as such regardless of disability all children will have the opportunity to do the same activities - perhaps with adaptations where appropriate.
- How accessible is the setting/school/college enviroment?
Morland School is a school building which is fully wheelchair accessible.
When your child first joins the school we will ask you to let us know of any access issues you or family members have.
Where possible, we will try to communicate with a translator from the local community when English is not a first language.
- How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?
Staff members work closely with other schools to support all children when transferring to or from our school. Parents and carers of Year 6 pupils are invited to meet with their child’s year leader from the Secondary school for an induction meeting and attend an induction evening. Staff from relevant secondary schools will, where possible, attend the Year 6 annual reviews of children with a statement of SEND.
If your child has a high level of need they will have a plan which will outline their needs and effective support. This will be sent to the school that your child will attend.
- How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?
Pupils will be allocated resources based on their individual needs. If, in exceptional circumstances, the school considers that a pupil needs extra resources, it will apply to the LA for more funding.
The school’s budget is used to provide the wide range of support outlined above. Your child will have access to this support according to their needs. Support for pupils with the highest level of need will be outlined in education, health and care (EHC) plans, and for those with lower levels of need, information from parents, other professionals and school staff will be used to plan support, which will be paid for by the school.
- How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?
Teachers will meet with you at academic and pastoral meetings to discuss your child’s progress. All parents and carers of children on the SEND register will also have the opportunity to discuss progress and plans with staff. Positive parental involvement in school life is always welcome and feedback sought formally through questionnaires.
The school has a tracking system which closely monitors the impact of support on children. This monitoring is measured against children’s individual targets and action is taken according to outcomes.
- How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?
We encourage parental involvement and would ask parents to contact school should they wish to offer any support.