The classteacher is responsible for liaising with the SENCO to agree :
• which pupils in the class are vulnerable learners
• which pupils are underachieving and need to have their additional interventions monitored on the a vulnerable learners’ provision map – but do not have special educational needs.
• which pupils (also on the provision map) require additional support because of a special educational need and need to go on the school’s SEND list. Some of these pupils may require advice/support from an outside professional and, therefore, an Individual Education Plan to address a special educational need (this would include pupils with statements/Educational Health Care (EHC) Plans)
Securing good provision and good outcomes for all groups of vulnerable learners by :
• providing differentiated teaching and learning opportunities
• ensuring there is adequate opportunity for pupils with special educational needs to working on agreed targets which are genuinely “additional to” or “different from” those normally provided as part of the differentiated curriculum offer and strategies”. (SEND Code of Practice 2014)
• ensuring effective deployment of resources – including teaching assistant support - to maximise outcomes for all groups of vulnerable learners.
Special Educational Needs Coordinator – Mrs Gemma Fisher
In line with the recommendations in the SEND Code of Practice 2014, the SENCO will oversee the day- to-day operation of this policy in the following ways:
• maintenance and analysis of whole-school provision map for vulnerable learners
• identifying on this provision map a staged list of pupils with special educational needs – those in receipt of additional SEND support from the schools devolved budget, those in receipt of additional funding and those with statements of Special Educational Need or Education Health and Care plans
• co-ordinating provision for children with special educational needs
• liaising with and advising teachers
• managing other classroom staff involved in supporting vulnerable learners
• overseeing the records on all children with Special Educational Needs
• liaising with parents of children with SEND, in conjunction with class teachers
• contributing to the in-service training of staff
• implementing a programme of Annual Review for all pupils with a statement of special educational need.(for those established pre-Sept 2014)
• complying with requests from an Education Health and Care Plan Coordinator to participate in a review.(for those established post Sept 2014)
• carrying out referral procedures to the Local Authority to request additional funding and/or an Education Health and Care Plan when it is suspected, on strong evidence arising from previous intervention (additional SEND support from devolved budget), that a pupil may have a special educational need which will require significant support,
• overseeing the smooth running of transition arrangements and transfer of information for Year 6 pupils on the vulnerable learners’ provision map.
• monitoring the school’s system for ensuring that Individual Plans, where it is agreed they will be useful for a pupil with special educational needs, have a high profile in the classroom and with pupils
• liaising sensitively with parents and families of pupils on the SEN list, keeping them informed of progress and listening to their views of progress.
• attending area SENCO network meetings and training as appropriate.
• liaising with the school’s SEND Governor, keeping her informed of current issues regarding provision for vulnerable learners, including those with Special Educational Needs (nationally, locally and within school).
Achievement Leader - Mrs Julie Davies
• the achievement leader is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the progress of all pupils and for making strategic decisions which will maximise their opportunity to learn
• the achievement leader will be informed of the progress of all vulnerable learners and any issues with regard to the school’s provision in this regard through:
a) analysis of the whole-school pupil progress tracking system
b) maintenance and analysis of a whole-school provision map for vulnerable learners
c) pupil progress meetings with individual teachers
d) regular meetings with the SENCO
e) discussions with pupils and parents
Headteacher – Mr Jim Pierce
The headteacher and the governing body will delegate the day to day implementation of this policy to the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)
The headteacher is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the progress of all pupils and for making strategic decisions which will maximise their opportunity to learn
The headteacher will be informed of the progress of all vulnerable learners
SEND Governor Mrs Ruth Hodgson
Keeping up to date with relevant documents and legislation eg Education Acts, Code of Practice,
Linking with SENCo and have an overview of:
The way children with SEND are identified and how many there are at each stage of the Code of Practice.
The provision made for children within the school including staffing
How access to the National Curriculum is arranged for SEND children.
How records are kept, progress is monitored and parents kept informed of progress.
Keep governing body informed of changes, difficulties, general policies and practice of the school. Represent the needs of SEND children in governor discussion about finance, curriculum issues, physical access etc.
Attend specialist training sessions, provide feedback to the governing body