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Stoneraise Primary School

We are a small, friendly and thriving primary school on the southern rural fringe of Carlisle - not far from the race course. There has been a primary school at Stoneraise since 1857. It started with approximately 40 pupils; we now have 114 children, in five classes.

Our children learn to value and care for each other in a supportive and nurturing atmosphere. We promote creative thinking, problem solving and teamwork to find solutions that improve their lives, those of others around them and their environment. Children are encouraged to be caring, kind, honest and polite individuals who behave in accordance with the basic school rule 'treat everybody and everything as you would like to be treated '.

It is a primary aim of our school that every member of the school community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well. We are a caring community, the values of which are built on mutual trust and respect for all. The school intends to support all members of our school community to live and work together in a mutually beneficial way. It aims to promote an environment in which everyone feels happy, safe and secure.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mr Clem Coady
Contact Position
HEAD 
Telephone
01228 712277 (Telephone)
E-mail
office@stoneraise.cumbria.sch.uk
Website
Stoneraise School
Notes

Sarah Bulman is the SENCO

Where to go

Name
Stoneraise School
Address
Durdar
Carlisle 
Cumbria
Postcode
CA5 7AT

Other Details

Local Offer

Description

All pupils share a common entitlement to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum appropriate to their needs but at any one time a significant proportion of pupils may have special educational needs which require special and/or individual provision appropriate to the circumstances.

The school ensures that they access the curriculum and gives them every opportunity to participate fully in the learning process, encourages them to perform to their highest capability and achieve measurable success. Pupils with special educational needs are fully integrated, socially and functionally into the everyday life of the school.

Contact Name
Mrs Sarah Bulman (SENCo)
Contact Telephone
01228 712277
Contact Email
office@stoneraise.cumbria.sch.uk
Links
Stoneraise Primary School - SEND Policy
SEND Information Report
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?

We have close relationships with parents and nurseries.

• We have a robust induction programme and home visits, giving parents plenty of opportunity to raise any concerns prior to their child starting at Stoneraise School.

• Class teachers are encouraged to raise any concerns they may have and discuss with parents and relevant colleagues.

• All staff are aware of expected development at different ages and have experience with identifying pupils who are finding the work challenging.

• If you have a concern about your child’s curricular progress please raise this with their class teacher in the first instance.

• Staff work closely with the SENCO Mrs Bulman to identify additional needs early

• If concerns are not alleviated within 4 months an Early Help Assessment may be started to request support and advice from external agencies such as the Educational Psychologist

How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

Class teachers are responsible for the education of all the children in their class.

• They plan alongside any support staff, the extra provision for any child who may have SEN with support from the SENCO.

• If appropriate, children may be supported by an additional adult, either in class, with a small group or a ratio of one to one.

• Training will be provided to any staff who are working with a child with complex or profound needs.

• The school has a nominated governor for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. At Stoneraise School the governor for SEND is Amanda Ryan.

How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?

All class teachers adapt and differentiate for individual pupils who have or may have SEND.

• In some cases additional intervention and support may be appropriate.

• This will enable and help your child to access the full curriculum.

• For example a child who is dyslexic may have reduced writing demands for non-literacy based tasks such as recording the results of a science experiment. This instead might be done using dictation software.

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?

Parents are welcome into school to discuss their child’s progress at any agreed time.

• Extra time can be given at Parents Evenings for children with SEND if agreed in advance.

• Parents also have an opportunity at any annual reviews or EHCP’s to discuss progress. EHCP reviews are annual, however in Early Years an interim review would take place after 6 months.

• Teachers closely monitor and track the curricular progress of all children. This enables staff to work on the next learning steps.

• Progress and targets are reported via Support Plans

• Daily opportunities for dialogue are available via a home school diary if necessary.

• Your child may require a behaviour plan which will be drawn up in consultation with you and your child and will be reviewed regularly.

• If appropriate, we can signpost parents to agencies within the community who can offer further support. Please also see the Cumbria Local Offer.

• During parents evenings, annual reviews or EHCP’s and via regular contact with school

• The school can signpost parents to agencies such as the Downs Syndrome Support Group and Carlisle Mencap who offer support to families who have a child with ASC.

• We hold various parent training sessions around Math, Reading and Phonics. We welcome suggestions from parents if you feel there is a need for more, or if you would like to speak to the SENCO about how you can support your child at home.

What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?

We support children with social, emotional and mental health. We have a supportive staff who take time to talk. If we are concerned about a child we would follow the Early Help process which might involve working with external agencies such as Barnardos or CAMHS

What specialist services and expertise are avaliable at or accessed by the setting/school/college?

There is a wealth of experience and expertise in the school staff including those trained Paediatric First Aid, Autism Level 1 and 2, Diabetes, Epilepsy.

• The school can access the Local Authorities Specialist Teaching Service for support around Cognition and Learning, Communication and Interaction, Sensory and Physical and Social, Emotional and Wellbing.

• Referrals can also be made to other agencies including the school nurse, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and Barnardos.

• Staff share expertise through collaborative training opportunities as well as accessing local and national training.

• Staff training records are reviewed regularly and development needs are identified and training arranged as necessary.

What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?

• There is a wealth of experience and expertise in the school staff including those trained Paediatric First Aid, Autism Level 1 and 2, Diabetes, Epilepsy.

• The school can access the Local Authorities Specialist Teaching Service for support around Cognition and Learning, Communication and Interaction, Sensory and Physical and Social, Emotional and Wellbing.

• Referrals can also be made to other agencies including the school nurse, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and Barnardos.

• Staff share expertise through collaborative training opportunities as well as accessing local and national training.

• Staff training records are reviewed regularly and development needs are identified and training arranged as necessary.

How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

Your child will be a fully included member of all school activities.

How accessible is the setting/school/college enviroment?

Please see out Accessibility Policy

• There are disabled toilet facilities.

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?

We have strong links with local nurseries.

• Children come into school to familiarise themselves with the school and staff with their parents before starting and staff make home visits.

• Yearly transitions within school take place to support children; including to secondary school.

• New schools are encouraged to attend meetings to share information and ensure a positive transition. In some cases a longer phased transition is put in place. In all cases there will be liaison and communication between the schools.

• Transition Plans are considered on an individual basis

How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?

The school aims to allocate resources appropriately to meet the needs of all children with special educational needs.

• Governors agree the proposed budget annually

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?

The decisions about the type of support your child needs will be based on discussions between all interested parties including you as a parent.

• Discussions will take place at reviews when all interested parties are present and decisions agreed.

• Teachers monitor progress which is discussed at reviews.

• Specialist Teachers do observations on individual pupils, write reports, evaluate and monitor which then inform future targets.

How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?

Parents are welcome to discuss the needs of the children at any time during the school year. We have an active Parent Group who work to fundraise for the school. We encourage parents to be an active participant of their childs learning.

Last updated: 05/04/2019
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