SEN and Disability
All children are welcomed to Tunstall School where they are valued and respected. We pride ourselves upon being an inclusive school and it is our aim to identify and break down possible barriers to learning. At Tunstall we offer all children opportunities to grow spiritually, socially, emotionally and academically. We are aware that some children will require extra support whilst at school and aim to provide this for them. In some cases, this will only be for a short time but in other instances their needs will be ongoing.
It is the responsibility of every teacher to meet the needs of all children in their class, through classroom organisation, teaching materials, teaching styles and differentiation. However, if the pupil does not make adequate progress even after their identified need is targeted, then that pupil may be identified as having special educational needs.
The provision for pupils with special educational needs is the concern of the whole school and part of the continuous cycle of assessment and review.
All staff members seek to identify the needs of pupils with SEND as early as possible.
The progress of all pupils is monitored on a regular basis and this aids the identification of pupils with SEND. Continuous monitoring helps to ensure that all children reach their potential.
The school will make appropriate provision to ensure that all pupils with SEN have full access to the National Curriculum. This provision will be regularly monitored during SEN meetings between the school SEND co-ordinator and class teachers.
The school will work with parents to gain a better understanding of their child and involve them in all stages of their child’s education. This includes supporting them in understanding SEND procedures.
The school will work with outside agencies when the pupil’s needs cannot be met by the school alone. Some of these services include Specialist Teaching Service, Educational Psychology Service, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Early Help.
The school will create an environment where pupils contribute to their own learning. This means encouraging relationships with adults in school so that pupils feel safe to voice their opinions.
All of our class teachers are teachers of children with Special Educational Needs but are also supported by Mrs Walker, our Inclusion Manager. She is a qualified teacher and a member of the Senior Leadership Team. If you have any concerns and would like to speak to Mrs Walker she can be contacted on 01795 472895 or via email : email@example.com.
There is a statutory duty to monitor SEN by the Governing Body. Mrs P Richards is the SEN Governor.
If you have a child with SEN and/or disabilities, please access Kent’s Local Offer by following the link below. Here you will find details of services available in Kent, for example, arrangements for identifying and assessing children, sources of support, advice and information.
Click here for the Kent Offer
Click here for the Tunstall Church of England Primary School Offer
Click here for our 2018 SEN Information Report
To view our full SEND policy, please click here.