Special Educational Needs and / or a Disability can affect many children throughout their school career and beyond. Whilst disabilities generally affect children long term, not all SEN difficulties should be seen as ‘Life Long’. SEN is seen by our school as the child requiring provision that is additional to, or different from the rest of the class. For example, they may have additional needs due to dyslexia, coordination problems, number understanding, significant sight problems – the list is endless and every child is unique – however in addition to high quality class teaching, a carefully planned approach is needed in order for these children to achieve as well as they can.
What kind of Special Education Need does Kemsley Primary Academy provide for?
Kemsley Primary Academy is a one form entry mainstream primary school with children who have a diverse range of needs. We are developing a highly skilled team of teaching staff, teaching assistants; including a speech and language TA and an attendance and well-being officer who provide additional support and guidance to pupils in order to overcome behavioural, social or emotional problems that are affecting their learning or general well-being.
The SEN Code of practice specifies 4 main areas of need that include a range of difficulties and support may be given in these areas:
- Cognition and learning (moderate learning difficulties, specific learning difficulties, dyslexia, dyspraxia)
- Sensory, Medical and Physical (hearing impairment, sensory processing difficulties, epilepsy)
- Communication and Interaction (Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, selective mutes, speech and language difficulties)
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health (Attention Deficit Disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, attachment disorder, mental health difficulties).
Who can I contact for further information?
In the first instance, please speak to your child’s class teacher or contact the school office on 01795 428689 and ask to speak to our SENCO Mrs L Blunderfield
The school’s SEN policy is available on our website under ‘About Us’ and ‘Policies’. Please also find attached our whole school provision map.
The annual SEN reports are also available as documents to download.