At Heacham Junior School we promote an inclusive ethos within which we aim to meet the needs of all our students, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and seek to ensure that they fulfil their potential.
Our Approach to SEN
- We believe in participation for all - Inclusion. We want all adults and children to participate in learning and we celebrate all members of our community. We want to create an inclusive culture in our school and we aim to be responsive to the diversity of children’s backgrounds, interests, experience, knowledge and skills.
- We value high quality teaching for all learners and actively monitor teaching and learning in the school. For more information on our approach please see our teaching and learning policy on the school website.
- We aim to create a learning environment which is flexible enough to meet the needs of all members of our school community. We monitor progress of all learners, and staff continually assess ensuring that learning is taking place. Our whole school system for monitoring progress includes regular pupil progress meetings, and staff engage in coaching and supervision.
How we identify SEN
At different times in their school career, a young child or young person may have a special educational need. The Code of Practice identifies SEN as:
“A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:
- Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age: or
- Have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.”
If a learner is identified as having SEN, we will provide provision that is ‘additional to or different from’ the normal differentiated curriculum, intended to overcome the barrier to their learning.
We involve parents/carers every step of the way and we hope that through working together, we can ensure your child leaves this school with positive experiences.
'Every child needs to feel valued, involved and appreciated'
We are committed to improving the confidence and well being of our children through investing in the support of social, emotional and mental health. We have a dedicated Thrive practitioner, Caroline Calderbank.
To find out more about thrive please click here.
You can find out more information about how we work to support learners with SEN-D in the documents opposite.