Menston Primary School

Making our World a Better Place

SEND Policy (Statutory – governing body approved) 

Menston Primary School SEN Information Report

Bradford and District Local Offer Booklet

Bradford and District Local Offer Website

Bradford and District Local Offer Video

Accessibility Plan

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  • Who is the best person to talk to at Menston Primary School about my child’s difficulties with learning/ Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND)?

    Your child’s class teacher

    Responsible for:

    Checking on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering
    any additional help your child may need (this could be things like targeted work,
    additional support) and letting the SEND co-ordinator know as necessary.

    Writing Individual Plans/ Provision Maps and sharing and reviewing these with
    parents at least once each term and planning for the next term.

    Ensuring that all staff working with your child in school are helped to deliver the
    planned work/programme for your child, so they can achieve the best possible
    progress. This may involve the use of additional adults, outside specialist help and
    specially planned work and resources.

    Ensuring that the school’s SEND Policy is followed in their classroom and for all the pupils they teach with any SEND.

    Where you need additional information, you may also make an appointment to speak to the SEND co-ordinator (Mrs Wilson) directly.

  • What are the different types of support available for all children, including children with SEND at Menston Primary School?

    Quality First Teaching led by teaching staff with specific objectives and success criteria in which learning is accurately assessed, reviewed and built upon. Class Teachers plan lessons according to the specific needs of all groups of children in their class, and will ensure that your child’s needs are met. Planning and teaching will be adapted as needed to meet your child’s learning needs. Trained staff from outside agencies can help teachers to adapt their provision to support the needs of your child where necessary.

    Specific resources and strategies will be used to support your child individually and in groups. Advice from outside agencies will be followed.

    Specific group work with in a smaller group of children to narrow identified gaps and enable them to access the core curriculum.

    Specialist provision may be sought from outside agencies for example Speech, Language and Communication, SEN support, Educational Psychology and Occupational Therapy.

  • What support do we have for you as a parent/carer of a child with SEND?

    The class teacher is the first point of contact and is available to discuss your child’s progress or any concerns you may have and to share information about what is working well at home and school so similar strategies can be used.
    The SEND co-ordinator  is available by appointment to meet with you to discuss your child’s progress or any concerns/worries you may have. Appointments will be made jointly with the class teacher where possible.
    All information from outside professionals will be discussed with you with the person involved directly, or where this is not possible, in a report.
    Targets will be reviewed with your involvement each term.
    Homework will be adjusted as needed to your child’s individual needs.
    A home/school contact book may be used to support communication with you, when this has been agreed to be useful for you and your child.
    We will aim to signpost you to support groups where a desire to do so has been expressed.

  • How is Menston Primary School accessible to children with SEND?

    All buildings are wheelchair accessible.
    We aim to ensure that equipment used is accessible to all children regardless of their needs. Where this is not possible, adaptations are made or specialist equipment is provided.
    Before and after school provision (Care Club) is accessible to all children including those with SEND.
    We aim to ensure that all extra-curricular activities are accessible for children with SEND.

  • How will we support your child when they are leaving this school or moving to another class?

    We recognise that transitions can be difficult for a child with SEND and take steps to ensure that any transition is a smooth as possible.

    If your child is moving child to another school:  We will contact the school SEND co-ordinator and ensure he/she knows about any special arrangements or support that need to be made for your child.
    We will make sure that all records about your child are passed on as soon as possible.
    When moving classes/ phases in school:  Information will be passed on to the new class teacher in advance and a planning meeting will take place with the new teacher and other relevant adults. All relevant information will be shared with the new teacher and Phase Leader.
    If your child would be helped by a book to support them understand moving on then it will be made for them.
    Transition visits will be set up and carefully managed by the team.