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This area of the website provides parents of children with SEND or parents with concerns about their child with information and advice which will signpost you to the school’s services and resources. We hope that you find this information useful to give you the background knowledge regarding our SEND provision; however, we are also happy to speak with you either on the telephone or personally at school. We would like to thank our SEND parents for their help and input in developing this offer in partnership with the school.
Mrs Liz Loud Inclusion Leader (SENCo)
At Priorswood, our aim is to ensure that all children fulfil their potential, make the best possible progress and enjoy their learning experience through the Universal Offer and Quality First Teaching. As a school when we plan any learning opportunity, our learners and their needs are the central focus.
However, for some of our learners, there are occasions when additional support is required to allow us to support the next steps in their learning journey. Additional support may be given for a set period of time or for a longer period to ensure every learner can access our curriculum effectively and are fully included in learning opportunities and school events. Our parents are informed, included and supported throughout such periods of provision.
At Priorswood, we use the following criteria to help us decide if a child's needs are significantly greater than the majority of children of the same age:
In order for a child to be placed on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) register they must have a learning difficulty or physical disability that creates a barrier to their learning and means that without provision which is different from or additional to that normally available to their peers, they make significantly less progress than is expected.
Their needs may be in the following areas:
Communication and Interaction
Cognition and Learning
Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Physical or Sensory difficulties
At Priorswood, teaching and learning opportunities are adapted and continually evaluated (with the support of external agencies when required) to ensure the needs of all of our learners are met. Parents should not feel unduly anxious about such additional support, as it allows learners to receive the specific help they need to make the next steps in their exciting learning journey.
If you need any further information or have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher or the Inclusion Leader.