Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all pupils.
When concern is expressed regarding a child’s progress, discussion takes place between the parents, the class teacher and a member of the Inclusion team. Diagnostic assessment can be undertaken if required.
If a special need is identified then the child’s name is placed on the Special Needs Register and arrangements made for SEN support. The plan includes targets for improvement, identifies the help required and who will provide it. Progress against the SEN support targets is carefully monitored and parents are kept fully informed. Teachers attached to the Specialist Centre have a great deal of expertise which is shared with the rest of the staff.
Specialist Centre for Communication and Interaction Needs (COIN)
The centre provides places for children from a wide area of Surrey via Surrey County Council SEN placement panels, for children who have an Education Health and Care Plan. Therapists, (including speech and language, and occupational therapists) visit the school and provide advice to staff and therapy for those children who require it.
All teaching is planned to meet the same national requirements as the mainstream school (i.e. Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum). However, the pace of work and strategies may be different. Each child has SEN support targets and will be working on key skills and targets. The centre is able to provide small group work and some 1:1 activities in order to meet these targets.
Successful inclusion is a key aim and this takes different forms depending on the needs of the children. Centre children need sufficient language to be able to access a verbal curriculum. With support some may be able to work in their mainstream class for the whole of the school day, others for certain lessons or activities.
Special needs support assistants work in the mainstream classes when children integrate, as well as in the unit.
All children are together at social times such as playtime and lunchtime. Special needs support assistants work in the mainstream classes when children integrate, as well as in the centre. They also provide support in the playground and at lunch time.
Our school is a community which reflects the variety of strengths and difficulties individuals have. The centre is an integral part of the school and a highly valued resource.
Please look at the Eastwick SEN Information Report for further details about the school and the Centres and at the Surrey Local Offer page https://www.surreylocaloffer.org for details about what Surrey can offer.
Mrs Ellen Vickery
Inclusion Lead - Mainstream
Mrs Katherine Bletso
Head of COIN Centre
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