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Policy statement

At Little Rockets, we provide an environment in which all children, including those with special educational needs, are supported to reach their full potential.

    We have regard for the DfES Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2001).
    We ensure our provision is inclusive to all children with special educational needs (SEN).
    We support parents and children with SEN.
    We identify the specific needs of children with SEN, and meet those needs through a range of SEN strategies.
    We work in partnership with parents and other agencies in meeting individual children’s needs.
    We monitor and review our policy, practice and provision and, if necessary, make adjustments.


    Little Rockets designate a member of staff to be the Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO), and give their name to parents.  

                Our SENCO is: Amanda Saunders and Lynn Spooner

    We ensure that the provision for children with SEN is the responsibility of all members of the setting.
    We ensure that our inclusive admissions practice ensures equality of access and opportunity.
    We use the graduated response system for identifying, assessing and responding to children’s SEN.
    We work closely of parents of children with SEN to create and maintain a positive partnership.
    We ensure that parents are informed at all stages of the assessment, planning, provision and review of their children’s education.
    We provide parents with information on sources of independent advice and support.
    We liaise with other professionals involved with children with SEN and their families, including transfer arrangements to other settings and schools.
    We provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum for all children with SEN.
    We use a system of planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reviewing Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) for children with SEN.
    We have systems in place for supporting children during Early Years Action, Early Years Action Plus, Statutory Assessment and the Statementing process.
    We use a system for keeping records of the assessment, planning, provision and review for children with SEN.
    We raise awareness of any specialism the setting has to offer e.g. Makaton trained staff.
    We ensure the effectiveness of our SEN provision by collecting information from a range of sources e.g. IEP reviews, staff and management meetings, parental and external agency’s views, inspections and complaints.  This information is collated, evaluated and reviewed annually.
    We provide a complaints procedure.
    We monitor and review our policy annually.

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