SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability)
At Dry Drayton C of E Primary School, we are dedicated to being an inclusive school to make all our children feel welcome and happy. Every child is different and we celebrate this. We are highly committed to creating a stimulating learning experience that is inclusive of all children. We want every child to have a wide variety of experiences and opportunities, to be successful and to leave our school with a life-long love of learning.
Children, at various times in their school career, may have special educational needs of some kind. The difficulties a child may experience can vary and may occur in a number of areas. Some children will need help and support all of the time that they are at school, while other children may only need help for a short while.
The broad areas of SEND are:
• Communication and Interaction
• Cognition and Learning
• Social, Emotional and Mental Health
• Sensory and Physical Needs
Children receive different levels of support depending on their individual needs.
We provide support to ensure that all children make good progress. In order to do this, we provide quality first teaching and make reasonable adaptations for particular needs whilst working with an inclusive environment and ethos. Where a child has a special educational need, we provide early assessment, identification and response to the need. We involve the child and family in the planning, doing and reviewing of the support whether that be short, medium or long-term intervention programmes to address specific needs. We draw on the expertise of specialist teachers and an educational psychologist.
We have level access and floors throughout the building including to a room containing a toilet and other personal needs. Although our library is upstairs, we also have reading corners in our classrooms. We ensure that all children are able to participate in outdoor lessons for sport and Forest School.
There are termly meetings between the SENDCo and the link governor and also regular progress and attainment reports to the FGB.