Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Offer
At Stanley Primary School we aim to meet the special needs of all children in the most appropriate way for the individual child. This work is co-ordinated by the Special Needs Co-ordinator who helps to plan to meet the needs of pupils.
There are purpose built ramps and toilet facilities to allow physically disabled pupils access to most areas of school and to cope in a mainstream school.
In school, we are able to offer some support for children who have a special need, in particular, in acquiring the basic skills. This may be given by a member of the special needs team, in a small group or by the class teacher, using a bank of carefully selected resources.
In addition to the in-house resources, we have access to a number of support agencies, both medical and educational.
As part of the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice, those children who have been formally assessed and given an Education, Health and Care Plan may receive additional resources/support.
A designated teacher gives advice and support for the teaching of more able children and we can seek advice and support from advisors.
Definitions of Disability and special educational needs
Pupils falling within the definition of disability will have a range of needs, including mobility impairment, sensory impairment, learning disabilities, mental health conditions, epilepsy, AIDS, asthma and progressive/degenerative conditions such as multiple sclerosis.
Children have a special educational need if they:
- Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age
- Have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age in schools within the area of the LEA
- Are under compulsory school age and fall within the above definitions or would do so if special educational provision was not made for them.
- Pupils with a disability must not automatically be considered to have a special educational need.
Further details can be found on our SEND policy on the school website.
All classrooms, excluding booster room, are on ground level. The present location of the classrooms makes them accessible from within the school and no action is required to make classrooms more accessible. The two main entrances into school have a ramp and double doors where disabled access is required.
There are pupil and staff toilets which are accessible on the ground floor.
A disabled toilet is accessible in the Junior Department.
Accessible displays – displays generally appropriate for height of children.
Accessible storage and children’s equipment.
Work planned well enough in advance to cater for visually impaired pupils as necessary.
Governing Body’s Duties
The Governors of Stanley Primary School will review and amend the SEN policy and accessibility plan regularly or as required.