SENDCo Lead – Miss Julie Leftley
Inclusion & Special Educational Needs
Together with the teachers and extra adults in school, we are here to help make a positive difference for those children who most need it. We aim to work in partnership with parents, families, outside agencies such as Speech and Language Therapists, Educational Psychologists, Doctors, feeder pre-schools, IOW Family Centres and secondary schools.
We offer a range of interventions and ways of supporting learning; it is important that we identify your child’s needs and provide support for them to learn, feel good about themselves and find ways of achieving success.
Please click HERE to go to the Policy section to view our SEND Policy and Accessibility Plan.
Please click HERE to view our SEND Information Report 2023-2024.
How We Work
If you have any concerns about your child’s needs in communication and interaction, learning, social, emotional or mental health and/or physical/sensory areas then ask to have a chat with the class teacher. However, at any time, please feel free to come and talk with Miss Julie Leftley (SENCO). You are welcome to call into the office or phone to arrange a time to meet with us.
We follow the national Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs and Disability (2015) Link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25
Where a child has been identified as needing SEN Support we will make sure we take positive steps to remove barriers to learning. We will follow a Graduated Approach of ‘assess, plan, do, review’ to ensure the child makes good progress and achieves good outcomes thorough High Quality Inclusive Teaching and where required, evidence based interventions.
Statement/Education Health Care Plan
For a small percentage of children they will have a statement of SEN or an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) issued by the Local Authority. Their needs must first be assessed through a statutory assessment.
Schools and parents can request this if the child’s needs meet the criteria set by the Local Authority.
At each stage there will be shared conversations with parents/carers. We will work together.
All children with a Special Educational Need will have a Pupil Centred Profile (PCP). This will be shared with you at each Parent Consultation meeting. It will look like this:
Pupil Centred Profile –Please Click HERE
The Isle of Wight Council is committed to giving all children and young people high quality education that enables them to make progress and achieve well. For children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs or a disability, additional or specialist support may be needed to enable this. To support the process of identifying the range of provision and advice that is available, the Isle of Wight Local Authority have published a local offer available at: https://www.iwight.com/localoffer
Godshill Coffee Morning at Godshill Village Hall from 9am to 11am once a month support meeting for parents & carers of a child or young person with additional needs. Information from Parents Voice on the new SEND reforms and other issues. Contact: Vicky Gouldbourn firstname.lastname@example.org