Special Educational Needs & Disability
Each child is a valued member of the school community and the school's Special Educational Needs Policy is one of integration and inclusion. This reflects Cumbria County Policy, the 2014 Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs and Disability and the philosophy stated within the National Curriculum.
The school provides a broad and balanced curriculum for all children, which is differentiated to meet individual needs and abilities within the classroom, with support where necessary. Children may have particular needs at any time during, or throughout, their school career. Our policy ensures that curriculum planning and assessment takes account of the type and extent of the strength or difficulty experienced by individual pupils.
Individual support is provided for children with statements or specific difficulties, and groups are organised to develop and extend particular skills and concepts. If appropriate, the school involves other bodies, including health & social care, local authority support services and voluntary sector organisations to meet the needs of children and families.
Children’s progress is monitored carefully and pupils with special educational needs are identified as early as possible. Close communication between school, home and outside agencies where necessary, is encouraged in order to ensure that concerns are shared and acted upon so that individual needs are met.
Parents of children with special educational needs are kept fully informed of their progress and we try to ensure effective communication in order to provide truly individual educational plans (IEPs). Pupil participation is important to us and we encourage children to be fully involved in their learning and target setting. Children are supported in developing their confidence and self-esteem, and in recognising their achievements in all aspects of school life.
As with all our policy documents, parents are welcome to come to school at any time to view any relevant information. Appointments may be made to meet with Mrs McMillan, the Special Educational Needs Coordinator, who provides direct help and advice to parents, staff and pupils.
Click this link to download our SEND Policy.
Click this link to view our Croftlands Junior School Special Education Needs and Disability Offer.
Click this link to view the Cumbria SEND Local offer