SUPPORTING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

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.

Procedures

    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.