Welcome to the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) page.
At Sutton St James Community Primary School, we are determined to meet the educational needs of all our pupils. Pupils with special educational needs are encouraged to become increasingly independent and take responsibility within the school. In this section you will find out how we identify children with SEND and the provision that we put in place to help meet their needs. We believe that every child has a right to achieve their full potential. We are to raise the aspirations of, and expectations for, all pupils with SEND. We have a caring, sensitive and approachable team of staff who are committed to working together.
During the past few years there has been a nationwide review of the support given to children and young people with SEND. It involved education (from nurseries, schools and colleges), health and social care as well as collecting the views of pupils and parents. As a result of these consultations, a new SEND Code of Practice came into effect from September 2014 as part of The Children and Families Act (2014).
The Code of Practice outlines the responsibilities of Local Authorities, educational settings, health and social care to support children and young people with special educational needs, including those who are disabled, between birth and 25 years of age.
From September 2014, every Local Authority must publish a local offer which sets out the provision which should be available in their area for children and young people (from 0-25 years) who have SEND. You can find out more about Lincolnshire’s Local Offer on https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/send-local-offer
At Sutton St James C.P School the Governors oversee and evaluate the effectiveness of what the SENDCo's implement. We have two Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator's (SENDCo's) at Sutton St James C.P School: Mrs Melissa Bancroft-Turner and Miss Charlotte Moulis.
Mrs Bancroft-Turner co-ordinates (EYFS and KS1) Wrens and Swallows classes.
Miss Moulis co-ordinates (KS2) Owls and Herons classes.
Each child with SEND has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) which is reviewed three times per year by their class teacher. When an IEP is reviewed, the parent or carer may be invited to attend a discussion regarding progress, if the class teacher feels this is necessary. Parents/carers will be provided with a copy of any new IEP so that they can support their child at home. All class teachers plan, set and mark work appropriate and relevant to the individual needs of their pupils, taking into account any requirements set out in the IEP. The class teacher is able to draw on the advice and experience of colleagues and external agencies where appropriate to meet the needs of a child.