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1 Kenyngton Manor Primary School School Offer Questions 1 How Kenyngton Manor know if children need extra help? What should I do if I think my child may have special educational needs? 2 How will Kenyngton Manor support my child? School Response At Kenyngton Manor School and Nursery we: Teachers regularly assess and observe children s play and learning Carry out half termly monitoring and tracking of pupils progress Carry out half termly meetings to discuss pupils progress and plan for additional support Personalised targets for pupils who require additional support are given additional support on an individual basis or as a group The Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) clinics provide opportunities for staff to share concerns Concerns can be addressed, firstly through class teacher/senco meeting and then through parent consultation meetings and annual reviews A commitment to inclusion at Kenyngton Manor Primary is evident through specialist teaching. Specialist teaching includes: Number Count teacher (maths), EAL specialist teacher, Reading Recovery Specialist teacher, Early Years advisor, Speech and Language specialist outreach service, ELSA specialist TA. The school has an SEN policy which can be found on the school website We work closely with various outside agencies in order to identify and support students with SEND. Parents are able to contact the SENCo, Mrs Birchenough to discuss concerns at any time. At Kenyngton Manor School and Nursery we are a mainstream, inclusive school that fully complies with the requirements outlined in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2014):

2 All staff have a responsibility to support students with SEND within the classroom and this is done as standard practice by classroom teachers through differentiation and adapting teaching to cater for individual students needs. We set personalised targets and action plans (Individual Educational Plan IEP) are the responsibility of the class teacher and monitored by the SENCo. Key Stage 1 and 2 classes each have Learning Support Assistant (LSA) for part of the day. Early Years classes have full-time qualified nursery nurses to support learning. Some individual children with additional needs have adult support. Reviews of pupil progress and IEPs take place with parents/carers at Parents Consultation meetings and Annual Reviews (if appropriate). A commitment to inclusion at Kenyngton Manor Primary is evident through specialist teaching. Specialist teaching include: Numbers Count teacher (maths), EAL specialist teacher, Speech and Language specialist, Reading Recovery teacher All intervention programmes are overseen by the SENCo and all teachers at Kenyngton Manor Primary School are teachers of inclusion and special educational needs. Staff receive regular training to help support students in the classroom effectively. H.S.L.Ws are able offer support to children and families in a variety of ways. 3 How will the curriculum be matched to my child s? 4 How will both you and I know how my child is doing? How will you help me to support my child s learning? 5 What support will there be for my child s overall Kenyngton Manor Primary School teachers plan using the 2014 National Curriculum. Quality First teaching ensures differentiated planning for all abilities, and learning styles are taken into account. Prior assessment and close monitoring of progress ensures learning objectives and learning activities are sharply matched to meet the needs of all children within the class. Staff differentiate approaches and resources so as to support access to the curriculum Kenyngton Manor Primary Schools offers Parent/Teacher consultations twice yearly with a written report in the Spring term. Targeted next steps for learning are shared at this time. Parents are encouraged to attend our termly curriculum workshops. Through these open mornings parents can learn how they can support their child s learning. The on-site Sure Start Children Centre offers family support and help parents and children make an early start on their educational journey. Kenyngton Manor Primary School and Nursery offers a variety of support for students including: Learning Mentors support children in a designated space (The Reef) Here pupils have space

3 well-being? and time to reflect and learn skills to understand their own behaviour and emotions and problem solve in a nurturing and supportive environment. It is the aim of Kenyngton Manor Primary School to develop the emotional and social well-being of the child. A strong pastoral care system ensures there is a caring and supportive ethos. Children are listened to, valued and supported. The role of the Learning Mentor is to support pupils in the development of their personal and social skills, friendships, emotions and feelings. These sessions are personalised to the needs of the individual. A clear, consistent behaviour management policy is in place and shared with pupils and parents. The policy is based upon high expectation, rewards and consequences. Attendance is monitored by the Assistant Head and good attendance is celebrated as we acknowledge the correlation between attendance, commitment to learning and progress. A dedicated Pupil Welfare Assistant based in the school manages the children s medications and illnesses. Additional support from Surrey Behaviour Support Services. An Attendance officer who provides incentives for students to increase their attendance Students with SEND attend their reviews and their views are noted and taken into consideration. Support students in making their views heard through creating a safe environment where pupils feel comfortable to express their opinions. 6 What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by Kenyngton Manor? Kenyngton Manor is innovated in its approach to teaching and learning Specialist teachers include: Maths specialist and English specialist teaching in Key Stage 2, with a Numbers Count Teacher working across the school. PE and Art specialist teachers work from Year R - 6. English as an Additional Language specialist teacher Kenyngton Manor Primary School staff work effectively with educations and health agencies. These including Behaviour Support, Literacy and Language Support, Speech and Language Therapist, Educational Psychologist, Social Care and a Play Therapist. Discuss any referrals with parents in the first instance and gain full consent before proceeding with a referral where it is deemed that external support is necessary. Work closely with agencies such as CAMHS, occupational therapy, healthcare and social care when needed.

4 7 What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had or are having? 8 How will my child/young person be included in activities outside the classroom including school trips? Recognise we have a particular duty in ensuring that Looked After Children are given the appropriate support and care to help support their progress and engagement within the learning environment. Our designated teacher (Chris Bellamy, , liaises with social services to ensure the child s wider needs are being met. Kenyngton Manor has an Infant Learning space called The Nest where children go for individual and small group work. Kenyngton Manor Primary School has 2 Home School Link Workers who support both the pupils in school and the families. The Home School Link Worker can assist with financial, domestic and educational matters. Kenyngton Manor Primary School and Nursery has the services of a SEN consultant who has completed the National SENco Award. This consultant is on site two days per week. A new SENco has been appointed and will be starting appropriate training in the first year of their appointment. The SENco works closely with the SEN Consultant as part of the extensive inclusion team. Continued professional development is a priority at Kenyngton Manor Primary School. Weekly staff meetings and 3 in-service training days (INSET) target the training needs of teachers and Learning Support Assistants. When the needs of the changing organisation are identified, e.g. in response to a pupil with a particular special need, the school responds with personalised teacher training. Individual staff have specific qualifications and achievements related to SEN. For example Speech and Language, Autism and Positive Touch. The School uses the services of the SEN Consultant, Speech and Language Therapist, Language and Learning Consultant and the Behaviour Support Consultant to provide training for both teachers and TAs. The Kenyngton Manor Primary School Inclusion Policy promotes the involvement of all our children in all aspects of the curriculum including activities outside the classroom. All children have access to the outside classroom, where lessons are planned to encourage learning in all environments Educational visits support the learning experiences of classes and consideration is taken to address situations to ensure inclusion. Risk assessments are carried out to ensure all visits are viable and safe. All adults and children are made aware of the health and safety procedures prior to the off-site trips.

5 9 How accessible is the schools physical environment? 10 How will the school support my child to join Kenyngton Manor? We have a whole school approach to inclusion which supports all learners engaging in activities together. Any barriers to learning or engagement are reviewed with discussions on what can be done to overcome these. We make reasonable adjustments so that learners can join in with activities regardless of their needs Kenyngton Manor Primary School is a two storey building however the school will make reasonable adjustments to meet the needs of the pupils in our care. Staff are vigilant, ensuring physical barriers are removed in order for pupils to access the learning environment. Facilities include a disabled toilet on the ground floor. Kenyngton Manor Primary School s policies and practice adheres to The equality Act 2010 and all endeavour to make the school environment fully inclusive. Kenyngton Manor Primary School utilises the bi-lingual skills of the staff to assist communication with parents and families with English as an additional language. At present we are able to cater for Polish speaking nationalities Multi-lingual words are displayed in public areas. In order to meet the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs the school, where possible endeavours, to source specialist equipment e.g. footstools, writing wedges. Kenyngton Manor School acknowledges that choosing the right school for your child is an important decision. The school holds a series of Open Mornings conducted by the Head of School and pupils. Alternatively parents can request an individual school tour of the school with the Head of School or a Senior Leader. Admission to the school is managed through the Surrey School Admissions service. The school manages it s own in-year admissions. Pre-visits and school viewings are encouraged as it is important that you child feels safe and welcomed. Where possible when a pupil with SEN requests a place at Kenyngton Manor Primary School the SENCo will visit that pupil and meet with the parents prior to starting at the school in order to ascertain how best needs can be meet. Class teachers or Learning Support Assistants welcome pupils on their first day and escort them to their classes ensuring they have a buddy (peer) to help them become familiar with school day Home School Link. Liaison between the Kenyngton Manor Nursery, Children s Centre and local Nursery ensure the school is informed and can make preparation for the needs of the pupils joining the school. Getting ready for school sessions, Home visits and welcome meetings are arranged to welcome new children and families.

6 11 How are the school s resources allocated and matched to children s special educational needs? 12 How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child will receive? An innovative secondary transition project supports all year 6 pupils, with bespoke programmes in place for some. These bespoke programmes are designed through close liaison between Kenyngton Manor Primary School and local secondary schools. To ensure a smooth transition when changing school, all records are passed to the receiving school. In some instances it is appropriate to invite the receiving school to the Annual Review. Students receive support based on their level of need and this equates to much more than we receive in terms of funding for each student Kenyngton Manor Primary school seek to ensure a value for money service A layered intervention programme is developing to ensure all pupils who do not reach their potential have the rapid and targeted intervention to do so. We review the needs of the learners in our school and endeavour to put in place provisions in order to be able to cater for these needs.. The SENCo carries out learning walks which include reviewing how the provision is delivered and helps in maintaining standards through rigorous quality assurance Our provision management tool also looks at the impact each intervention has had on the progress of each learner. Decisions are made as to whether specific interventions are proving to be effective both in terms of the time spent on them and the finance used in providing the intervention. The decision about what type of support and how much support a student receives is made on an individual basis, taking into account many factors and based primarily on the level of need of the student. Ultimately, the SENCo is responsible for making such decisions, but there is input from a variety of other professionals including classroom teachers, senior leadership, the ELSA, H.S.LW, LM as well as the learner and their family. Following the sharing of information decisions are made as to the most appropriate type of support to put in place for the learner. Learners are then spoken to regarding progress/concerns with a one page profile being completed, parents are also consulted when the profile is put together. Class Teachers will identify individual children s needs through assessment and based on their level of attainment and progress. The SENCo is notified of concerns and the appropriate intervention is arranged -this may be specialist support, outside agencies or targeted intervention programmes. The impact of targeted support is monitored rigorously through ½ termly pupil progress

7 meetings. The SENCo oversees all additional support and informs the SEN linked Governor who is accountable for school performance. 13 How are parents involved in Kenyngton Manor? How can I be involved? 14 Who can I contact for further information? All Parents/carers are encouraged to comment via the Ofsted Parent Voice web-site The school operates an open door policy and encourages parents into the school to support learning. E.g. as reading champions. A Senior Leader has responsible for the parental engagement initiative and parents are invited to join the Parent Voice Meeting. Kenyngton Manor Primary School welcomes all parents/carers to join the growing Parent Teacher Association KMS Friends. All parents/carers are invited to join us in school for celebration assemblies, curriculum, such as Learning mornings, Stay and Play session in the Foundation Stage, Coffee mornings and School Fairs. The Governing Body includes Parent Governors/representatives. The school admissions are operated by Surrey County Council. Please contact the Admission Office. If you wish to view the school contact Kenyngton Manor Primary School Office If your child attends Kenyngton Manor Primary School and you wish to discuss an issue, in the first instance, parents/carers are encouraged to talk to their child s class teacher. If your child is taught by our specialist SEN teacher or EAL teacher contact the school office to arrange an appointment For all other enquires regarding pupils with SEN contact the school SENCo. Mrs Elisa Birchenough who can be contacted through the front office. The Designated Child Protection Officer is Chris Bellamy, who can be contacted through the front office Kenyngton Manor is part of The Howard Partnership Trust Executive Headteacher for Primary Mr Jonathan Roddick. Head of School Mrs Kay Scott Please find our local offer on our school website

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