SEND & Inclusion

At Mossgate, we believe that all children have a right to the highest quality education and operate a policy of inclusion.

In order to ensure that all needs are met, we have devised an ‘Inclusion Continuum of Need’ which we use to identify and assess the needs of children and target additional help and support. (The child will also be added to our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) register.) We will discuss this with parents and devise a ‘Level 2+ Children with Additional Needs Action Plan’. This will be reviewed at least termly, with parents invited to discuss and give their view with the class teacher.

If, despite this help, we are still concerned that a child is not making progress, we will increase the help and support that is provided. We will seek additional advice and expertise from external professionals not directly employed by the school, which may include: specialist teacher, Educational Psychologist, Speech Therapist etc.

In a small number of cases, where a child meets the Local Authority (LA) criteria for Statutory Integrated Assessment, we will refer the child to the LA, so they can consider making a detailed assessment of the child’s needs and consider writing an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Any referrals to the LA will be fully discussed with parents beforehand.  For pupils who have an EHCP, we will hold a statutory review and meet all statutory requirements.

We value the help that parents can give us and appreciate them sharing any concerns a child may have had previously or during their time with us. Should a parent have concerns about the progress of their child, they should discuss them first with the class teacher. If there continues to be a cause for concern, then this should be brought to the attention of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCO). 

Additional information about SEND and Inclusion can be found in the documents listed below. If you require any further information, please contact Mrs Boswell (SENDCo) or Mrs Taylor (Deputy Headteacher & Inclusion Leader) through the school office.

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