Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Masefield Primary School is a fully inclusive school with a clear approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) to ensure all pupils, regardless of their individual needs achieve their best and become confident individuals living a fulfilling life.
At Masefield we work hard to meet the individual needs of all and make reasonable adjustments to ensure that their needs are met, to give them access to all aspects of the schools life. We ensure pupils have access to a wide range of support services and agencies which operate internally and externally in school.
Support in school
All staff have training in Elklan, Working Memory, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and in other areas of Special Educational Needs
We have a Speech and Language Therapist who works in school across all age ranges
We work closely with Ladywood Outreach who offer advice, support and strategies for pupils in school
We work closely with behaviour support service
We have an Educational Psychologist who works to assess pupils in school should this be needed
We have a school nurse who works with families in school
We refer to any other outside agency e.g. Paediatrician, Occupational Therapy to help support our pupils in school
Our parent guides provide useful information but as always we encourage anyone with any questions to contact our school SENCO Mrs C Clark via the school office on 01204 333580 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent guide to Professionals working with my child
Parent guide to Positive Praise
Parent guide to Supporting Speaking and listening
Parent guide to EYFS Inclusion Funding
Parent guide to The Early Help Process
Bolton Website SEND- https://www.bolton.gov.uk/special-educational-needs-disabilities
Information Advisory Service- https://iasbolton.com/
SEND in Bolton- https://www.boltonstartwell.org.uk/resources/send-inclusion
Ladywood Outreach- https://www.ladywood.bolton.sch.uk/outreach-services/
What should I do if I think my child has a SEND?
If you have any concerns regarding any aspects of your child’s education, contact your child’s class teacher in the first instance. For further discussions, contact the schools SENCO- Mrs C Clark. If the concern is related to a medical issue you may with to speak to your child’s health visitor, the school Nurse or a Doctor.
How will I know how my child is doing in school? How will I be involved in discussions about, planning for, and involvement in, my child’s education?
At Masefield we believe parents should be fully informed about their child’s progress. Parents/ carers are invited to attend Parents Evenings throughout the year and we offer very much an open door policy to any concerns or issues they have in school. Parents also receive termly reports about their child’s progress and attainment in school. Any child who has an Educational Healthcare Plan have an annual review each year and the SENCO keeps parents fully informed with their child’s progress in school.
What support is there for my child’s overall wellbeing?
At Masefield the overall well- being of our children is of great importance. The school has a Designated Safeguarding Lead who is fully trained. The school has trained first aiders to deal with medical incidents. The school also has the ‘The Hive’ which supports all children in school through the Thrive Approach.
Outside of the school, where can I turn for advice and support? Where can I find local authority information about SEN needs?
Click here for the link to the Bolton Local Authority website.