Ewanrigg Junior School
The Ewanrigg Junior School vision is to help our children develop to “Be All You Can Be” by providing broad and balanced learning programmes, which suit the individual needs of every individual child in our care. In addition we try to ensure that the children are educated in a happy, healthy, safe, positive and pleasant atmosphere where they can enjoy their learning. That is why our vision is to Be All You Can Be!
The Ewanrigg Junior School Mission is to provide our children with five opportunities every day at school. We provide opportunities for the children to LOOK at and after the world around them; to LISTEN to the adults and each other; to LEARN through a broad and balanced curriculum; to LOVE and care for themselves, each other, the environment and the community in which they live and to LAUGH, enjoying what should be “the best years of their lives.” That is why our mission is to: - Look, listen, learn, love and laugh!
Who to contact
Where to go
- Ewanrigg Junior School
- CA15 8HN
Car park spaces for staff only.
- Referral Details
SEN OFFER IS DESIGNED TO FIT IN WITH ALL NECESSARY AND STATUTORY REFERRALS AND ASSESSMENTS NEEDED FOR PUPILS IN A COMMUNITY SCHOOL - E.G. EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST ETC.
- Other notes
EJS IS ALL ON ONE LEVEL WITH DISABLED ACCESS AND TOILETS
The school has a policy for children with Special Educational Needs that is available free to all parents on request. We endeavour to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all the children in our care. Some children may have special educational needs during their time in the school and in order to help them overcome these difficulties the Board of Governors has set in place certain resources to help these children access the curriculum. These measures ensure that the special needs of children are identified, assessed and provided for. The majority of the work is carried out by the Specialist Education Needs and Disabilities Leader, Miss Y Craig the Head , who, with the Board of Governors pays due regard to the Code of Practice when carrying out these duties.
Children who need extra help in certain subjects are catered for either individually or in small groups. Quiet working periods are provided for children with the support of special needs staff. The Board does its best to secure the necessary provision for any pupil identified as having special educational needs and makes sure that all teachers in the school are aware of the importance of providing for these children. If there is concern about any child, teachers will consult parents immediately and together decide on the best approach. Sometimes help and support is given by outside agencies, such as Educational Psychologists or Specialist teachers.
If after help in school it is felt that a full assessment of a child’s special needs is required, this is discussed with parents and then the formal stages of detailed assessment are followed. Parents will be informed and involved at all times. The children who have special needs are treated in a sensitive and caring manner and are encouraged to be all they can be. If there are concerns about special needs education parents are invited to arrange to come to school to talk to teachers and the Specialist Education Needs and Disabilities Leader and Head, Miss Craig. The Governor nominated with responsibility for Special Needs is Mrs J. Butler and she visits the school on a regular basis.
- Contact Name
- Mrs Amanda McAllister
- Contact Telephone
- 01900 812330
- Contact Email
- Local Offer Age Bands
- Primary (5-10 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?
- How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?
- How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?
- 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?
- What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?
- What specialist services and expertise are avaliable at or accessed by the setting/school/college?
- What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?
SOME OF THE TRAINING UNDERTAKEN:-
DYSLEXIA, BEREAVEMENT, AUTISM, DISCALCULIA, INTERVENTION TRAINING INCLUDING READING INTERVENTION, SPRINGBOARD AND MATHS RECOVERY - TOE BY TOE, WORD WASP, SUCCESS IN SPELLING, EMOTIONAL SUPPORT TRAINING, NURTURE GROUP TRAINING.
- How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?
- How accessible is the setting/school/college enviroment?
- 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?
- How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?
- How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?
The EJS’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 EJS staff will be used to plan support, which will be paid for by the EJS.
- How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?