Our school is an inclusive school which supports a range of pupils with Special Educational Needs.

Our school promotes an inclusive learning environment where individual pupils Special Educational Needs are met through high quality class teaching. The school is structured into seven classes with smaller class groups enabling teachers to ensure all pupils are engaged in their learning.

Each class has a Provision Map which directs the support individual pupils require. The school also employs Teaching Assistants who support the implementation of the Provision Map. Pupils who require additional support are supported through the Provision Map which plans interventions and programmes of work.

The school encourages pupils to select their own level of work and to challenge themselves so pupils have an opportunity to take a risk with their learning. This includes pupils with Special Educational Needs who would be supported in their learning.

The school has successfully integrated pupils with autism, social communication difficulties, downs syndrome and specific learning difficulties.

The school works with outside agencies, including Educational Psychology, to ensure the provision given to pupils is tailored to their needs.

If your child has Special Educational Needs and you are interested in them attending our school please make an appointment to speak to our Family Liaison Officer. She will invite you to visit our school and discuss how we can work in partnership to meet your child’s needs.

For information on Kent County Council's Local Offer for children with Special Educational Needs please click on this link http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs

The governors have formulated the following Access Plan:

ACCESSIBILITY ACTION PLAN 2015-18

Priorities

Action

Lead Persons

Resources

Timescale

Success Criteria

Monitoring

Increasing the achievement for all pupils

Implement ‘Visible Learning’ approaches throughout the school

Pupil Premium leader to develop the learning of PP pupils in partnership with teachers

Headteacher

AHT

As outlined in School and Aycliffe Eastry Partnership plan

PP leader one day per week release

Ongoing

Increased percentage of pupils within each vulnerable group working at age expectations

Achievement governors

Promoting positive attitudes toward diversity and challenging stereotypes

School to engage with UNICEF’s Right's Respecting School Programme

PSHE leader

Time

Ongoing

Pupils demonstrate school and British values

Governing body

Enhancing the involvement of all families

Establish structured conversations for parents of pupils within vulnerable groups

Pupil Premium Leader

Teacher release time

Termly

Parents understand pupils learning outcomes and work in partnership with the school to achieve them

SEN governor

Enhancing the access to information

Redesign school website to allow clear access to information

School to engage with social media

Headteacher

£5000

Autumn 2015 and reviewed annually 

Parents know what is happening in school

Governing body

Tackling bullying

Monitor the impact of school behaviour policies on vulnerable groups

Promote positive attitudes to diversity ref section

FLO

Time

Annual review cycle

Pupils feel safe in school

Safeguarding governor

Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs also make good progress.The school is very rigorous in identifying individual needs and putting in place carefully tailored support both in lessons and through additional programmes. (Ofsted 2013)