Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School
Educational Needs Regulation
Annual Report 2017
Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School is an inclusive school. We strive to support all children to enable them to achieve their best.
The type of SEND provision that Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School caters for is:
Any child aged 4 -11 (from aged 2 if meeting entry requirements for Haydon Abbey Pre-School) that has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:
• has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
• has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools
(Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years, January 2015)
Children and young people who have SEN who may have a disability under the Equality Act 2010 – that is ‘…a physical or mental impairment which has a long-term and substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities’.
There are four main areas of need that we cater for at our school:
· Communication and interaction.
· Cognition and learning.
· Social, emotional and mental health.
· Sensory and/or physical.
Some pupils may have needs that fall into more than one category.
The School’s SEND Policy
Our current SEND policy can be found here:
Roles and Responsibilities
The person responsible for the co-ordination of the school’s SEND provision is Mrs Hannah Jones the Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCo).
It is the responsibility of the SEND Co-ordinator:
· to oversee the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEND policy
· to coordinate provision for children with special educational needs
· to liaise with and advise fellow teachers
· to manage LSAs
· to oversee the records of all children with special educational needs
· to liaise with parents of children with special educational needs
· to contribute to the in-service training of staff
· to advise the Governing body through regular meetings with the SEND Governor
· to liaise with external agencies including the LEA’s support and educational psychology services,
health and social services, and voluntary bodies to ensure that the school complies with the
It is the responsibility of the Class Teacher:
· to identify a child with special educational needs and inform the SENDCo
· to draw up and review termly SEN Support Plan when necessary, in conjunction with the
SENDCo, parents and/or external agencies as appropriate, to help the child access the full
· to discuss the child’s needs and school interventions with the parents and the child
· to keep records and evidence of the child’s progress
· to use Learning Support Assistant (LSA) time, where possible, to support a child 1 to 1, or as part of
a group, within or out of the classroom.
It is the responsibility of the LSAs:
· to support the teacher in delivering the actions outlined on the SEN Support Plan or Provision Map
· to keep a record of the work they do with a pupil
· to keep the class teacher informed of progress or problems.
· to keep records and evidence of the child’s progress
It is the responsibility of the Governing Body:
· to ensure that the school has a nominated Governor who monitors the implementation of the SEND policy and commits to regular meetings with the SEND Co-ordinator
· to consult with the LA
· to monitor the school’s observance of inclusion and the Disability Discrimination Act
· to discuss SEND matters at full Governors’ meetings
· to ensure that the parents are kept informed
· to review policy arrangements.
Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School’s Approach to Teaching
At Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School we strive to support all children to enable them to achieve at school. In order to do this many steps are taken to support them through their learning journey. Quality teaching is vital; however for some children there are occasions when further additional support is needed to help them to achieve their targets.
How do we know if a child needs extra help?
How do we support children’s individual needs?
How do we match the curriculum to children’s individual needs?
Reasonable adjustments are made as necessary to involve inclusion in school activities including extracurricular activities and clubs.
Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School’s Facilities:
Teachers modify teaching and learning as appropriate for children with Special Needs. For example they may give additional time to children to complete certain activities. In their planning, teachers ensure that they give children the opportunity to develop skills in practical aspects of the curriculum.
Teachers ensure that the work for children with special needs:
· takes account of their pace of learning and the equipment they use
· takes account of the effort and concentration needed in oral work, or when using, for example, visual aids · is adapted or offers alternative activities in those subjects where children are unable to manipulate tools or equipment, or use certain types of materials
· allows opportunities for them to take part in educational visits and other activities linked to their studies
· uses assessment techniques that reflect their individual needs and abilities
· advice is sought from specialist teachers when appropriate.
Adjustments to the Environment and Facilities
· A disabled toilet
· Ramp access to the main building and to a class in each year group
· Allocated disabled parking space
· Special pens/pencils
· Sloping boards
· Wobble cushions
· Coloured overlays
· Pencil grips
· Special scissors
· Individual resource pack
Staff receive training appropriate to meet the specific needs of the children as well as training to include;
· Reading, writing, maths interventions
· Physical/motor co-ordination training
Specialist expertise is obtained by Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School seeking advice from external agencies as required, including;
We offer a ‘Family Centred System’ where parents/carers and children are actively involved. The participation of the parent, to support the work that we do in school, is highly valued and parents are encouraged to contact their child’s class teacher to keep the school informed and up-to-date about their child’s needs. Appointments can also be made to speak to the SENDCo by contacting the school office. Additional to the school’s usual form of reporting to parents, parents of children with SEND have three opportunities per academic year to discuss the progress made and future provision that their child will receive. Teachers and the SENDCo will also call, email or meet with parents throughout the year, as appropriate.
The Parent Partnership Service provides impartial information, advice and support to parents/carers of children with special educational needs.
Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School’s Partnerships
The school’s governing body involve other bodies (incl. health, social care, BCC support services, and voluntary & community groups) to meet the needs of pupils with SEND and their families by:
· Consultation with SENDCo/Class Teacher
· Consultation with parents
· Observation and feedback
· Work with/assessment of the pupil
· Attend planning and review meetings
Transitions to Secondary School
To ensure a smooth transition for children with special needs to a new school we aim to:
· contact by phone the SENDCo at each school to inform them of the difficulties and needs of the pupils with SEND
· send all relevant paper work to the SENDCo of the relevant secondary school, including reports and SEN Support Plans/EHC Plans/Statements
· meet with the SENDCo/Head of Year if necessary
· have year 6 class teachers meet with a teacher representative from the receiving school
· carry out a Transition Programme during Year 6 with focus children, if required
· request the involvement of the Educational Psychology service for transitional support if required.
Links with Other Services
Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School is keen to work closely with other services that are involved with our children, including: child health services, social services, education welfare services and voluntary organisations.
Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School communicates the contact details for the support listed above to pupils with SEND and their families by:
· 1:1 discussions
· Parents evening
· Planning and Review meetings
· Bucks Family Information Service Website
Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School Key Contacts
Special Education needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator:
Name: Hannah Jones
Telephone: 01296 482278
The contact for compliments, concerns or complaints from parents of pupils with SEND is:
Name: Mrs Judith Ejdowski
Tel: 01296 482278
The school SEND Governor:
Name: Sheila Syratt
Tel: 01296 482278
The school’s complaints policy can be found here:
Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School’s link to the Bucks Local Offer
Information for the Local Offer for Buckinghamshire is available at
The Bucks Local Offer provides information and advice on Special Education Needs & Disability provision, both inside and outside the Local Authority please call 0845 688 4944 or email firstname.lastname@example.org