Sheriff Hutton Primary School is an inclusive school, committed to meeting the physical, social, emotional and academic needs of all children.
We aim to provide the necessary care, support and guidance to ensure all children achieve success, develop confidence, maintain high self-esteem and are able to make positive contributions to the school and wider community.
We endeavour to respond sensitively, quickly and appropriately to any child who may need special educational provision and all children are valued equally. The school aims to cater for all children within the classroom, including those who may require additional support.
A child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.
A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:
For children aged two or more, special educational provision is educational or training provision that is additional to or different from that made generally for other children or young people of the same age by mainstream schools, maintained nursery schools, mainstream post-16 institutions or by relevant early years providers.
We value the importance of good communication between parents/carers, school and outside agencies therefore parents/carers are consulted at all times through informal discussions with the class teacher, and more formal regular review meetings.
Our SEND leader is Mrs Julie Bartlett and our SEND Governor is Mrs Margaret Fisher.
Please read the Local Authority and School Offer for pupils with SEND which outlines SEN provision at Sheriff Hutton Primary School. This information helps to explain how we meet the needs of all children in our school.
We adapt the curriculum and learning environment for pupils with SEN:
Sheriff Hutton Primary School has a range of approaches to supporting children with SEN needs. All children benefit from quality first teaching in the classroom, which caters for their individual needs and supports all children to make good progress. Work is differentiated for different groups and individuals. Where children need additional support they will in the first instance be identified as a vulnerable learner to address their needs.
Sometimes this is enough to ensure a child is on track but sometimes a Individual Provision Map (IPM) will be needed with individual targets and strategies to work towards achieving them. This will be put in place in discussion with parents/carers and where appropriate the child. This would mean additional work with a child on a small group or 1:1 basis to carry out specific interventions to support a child to meet their individual targets.
The SEND leader works alongside class teachers and support staff to oversee SEN provision and monitor the progress of any child requiring additional support. Where appropriate other agencies will be asked to work alongside the school to assess a child and plan for their needs. At all stages parents/carers will be involved in the process.
To ensure all children are able to access the curriculum at an appropriate level and fulfill their potential we take some of the following actions: