Inclusion and Special Educational Needs (SEN)
‘Extra support for pupils is of high quality. Good progress for all groups, including the most-able pupils, continues through Key Stages 1 and 2.’ Ofsted June 2014
Inclusion at St Saviour’s
At St Saviour’s we promote independent learners; children who want to explore, discover and find out more. To enable all children to achieve their best, we use a range of strategies to include all as part of our community. We aim to challenge and stretch all our pupils so that they fulfil their potential.
Inclusion is a strength of the school because over the last five years, children with additional needs and/or disabilities have achieved significantly better than those nationally.
We are successful because our dedicated staff personalise learning for our children. Regular assessment and prompt identification allow us to ensure that no one slips through the net.
There is a national change to the SEN Code of Practice which focuses on positive use of language, changes to the way children are classified and a greater awareness of needs. This is currently at draft stage and we are looking at how we will implement this in our school.
We report annually on the implementation of our the SEN policy. Download the latest report here.
The Local Offer is a guide to the services offered to pupils with Special Educational Needs by Tower Hamlets Local Authority.
We have a range of professionals working with us to ensure that our children’s learning as well as social and emotional needs are met. These professionals are:
- Allan Kelly – SENCO
- Tamsin Luck – School Counsellor
- Gina Robinson – School Nurse
- Hannah Jackson – Speech and Language Therapist
- Annette Horan – School Social Worker
- Runa Begum – Attendance and Welfare Advisor
- Rachel Sablon – Parent Liaison Officer
- Dilvender James – Educational Psychologist
If we need further expertise and advice to meet a child’s needs, we signpost or refer them to outside agencies, such as Speech and Language Therapists, Children and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS), Occupational Therapy and the Support for Learning Service.
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) – Allan Kelly
The government have listened to what parents say their experience of services is like and have put in place a number of things to bring about improvements. One of these is the ‘Local Offer’.
Schools now set out a local offer of all services available to support children who are disabled or who have SEN and their families. This easy-to-understand information for parents will set out what is normally available in schools to help children with lower-level SEN, as well as the options available to support families who need additional help to care for their child.