Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (S.E.N.D)
Our aim at Sharples Primary School is that all children should achieve their full potential whatever their individual needs. We give careful consideration to the progress each child makes, both academically and socially and we consult parents when there is cause for concern. With school and home working together small problems can be overcome quite easily. Occasionally it is necessary to draw up a strategy of support within the school’s Special Needs procedures, particularly if initial attempts have been unsuccessful. In such cases the child’s name will be included on the SEN register and the Special Needs Co-ordinator will support the teacher, child, and parents to secure good communications and educational provision.
Each child on the SEN register will be provided with an individual educational plan, which may involve the help of agencies such as the Psychologist Service. Parents and children are consulted and kept informed at every stage.
The school is equally aware of the needs of very able children and ensures that the curriculum aims to offer them challenging and learning experiences.
Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) are discussed with parents each term to ensure the child is making progress and to set new targets for the following terms. Any parent with concerns about their child’s progress should see the class teacher in the first instance.
You can view our SEND policy in the Policies section
The Bolton Council ‘Local Offer’ can be found here: http://www.localdirectory.bolton.gov.uk/send.aspx