Birchfield Community Primary School is an inclusive school. We believe in supporting all of our children to maximise their potential.
Where there are concerns that your child may have special education needs, careful monitoring and assessment will underpin the identification process.
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 – that is receive support that is additional to and different from their peers.
Special educational needs and provision can be considered as falling under four broad areas:
1. Communication and interaction
2. Cognition and learning
3. Social, mental and emotional health
4. Sensory and/or physical
If a child is identified as SEN, the child will have an individual learning plan identifying additional support and targets which are reviewed and shared with parents at a very minimum termly. Parents are notified prior to any SEN identification and their views and thoughts are gathered around any additional support being discussed. Children will also have the opportunity to provide and share their views on what additional support they feel they will need.
Your child’s education will be overseen by their Class Teacher but their learning may be supported additionally by a Learning Support Assistant (LSA). They may additionally deliver specific programmes that are carefully planned and tailored to your child’s needs. Your child’s provision and support will be explained to you by Class Teachers, but additional information can be sought from the SENCO, Miss Verity Walker via the school office.
The Somerset Local Offer can be accessed from the Somerset Choices website using the following link www.somerset.gov.uk/local-offer
Further information for parents of children with special educational needs can also be found on the SENDIAS website using the following link www.somersetsend.org.uk/welcome/