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SEND Report

An overview of the school

 Avanti Court is an Academy and part of the Avanti Schools Trust. It will provide places for 840 children (by 2018), with 120 children in each year group as well as 52 places in Nursery. We aim to develop a small school model so that every child is well known, challenged and inspired to be the best they can be. The school serves a diverse community in which people from all background, faith and other world views are welcomed who are interested in their child having a Hindu-influenced educational experience.

We work towards ensuring that all pupils regardless of their SEND needs make the best possible progress in school. Our motto states: 'Everybody is welcome and everyone is included'

 

Identifying children’s additional needs

How will the school know if my child needs additional help and how will the school share information with me?

 We identify specific needs of children by the following:

1.     High Quality First Teaching in every classroom for every pupil (this includes appropriate work matched to pupils’ abilities and needs)

2.     Where concerns are raised regarding progress of individual pupils, class teachers liaise with the school’s SENCO (Inclusion) to discuss the child’s areas of strength and their difficulties.

3.     From there, the SENCO and Inclusion Manager will undertake, if it is deemed necessary, a thorough assessment of the pupil’s abilities and needs.  At this stage, standardised assessments will be used as part of the school’s toolkit for assessing pupil needs.

4.     Once the results of the assessments have been established, an individual plan will be created for the pupil.  This will outline the package of support that will be in place to meet the needs of the assessment outcomes.

5.     Meetings are held between the teacher and SENCO to discuss progress and outcomes

 

Dedicated contacts at the school

 Who should I contact if I have any questions or concerns about my child's SEND?

If parents have questions or concerns about their child, the first point of contact is always the class teacher. Parents can make an appointment to meet with the class teacher who is happy to discuss any concerns and answer any questions.

 

If parents then require additional information or guidance, they can contact the school to make an appointment with the SENCO / Assistant Head teacher for Inclusion if necessary who is:

Mrs Amy Sivadasan who can be contacted on: 0208 5519489.

  

Involving pupils and parents/carers in planning support

How will the school involve me as a parent and my child in meeting our SEND needs and in general school life?

•    Planning and review meetings

•    Advice on how to support learning at home 

•    Regular contact between home and school, e.g. home/ school book, email or text

•    Individual pupil/ teacher conversations

•    Mentor e.g adult or peer mentoring

•    Support from the School Welfare Officer

 

Range of support available to my child

 

What different kinds of support are available to children with SEND?

•    Curriculum adaptations/differentiation

•    Specific teaching interventions

•    Support for behaviour

•    Support for health needs

•    Specific individual support

•    Specialist teaching groups

•    Support for communication needs/ assertive technologies

•    Curriculum adaptations and differentiated work

•    Quality First Teaching form the class teacher

•    Support for behaviour

•    Support for specific health needs

•    Specific teaching interventions

•    Individual support in class

•    Support and advice from specialist agencies

 

There are a number of interventions in place at ACPS.  Below is a list of what we provide:

•    Numicon, Phonological awareness and word aware.

•    Reading interventions

•    Social group interventions run by New Rush Hall School

•    Fine motor skills including 'Happy Hands'

•    'Surprise Foods' to help children who experience difficulty eating food.

•    Precision teaching

•    Pre-teaching vocabulary for new topics

•    A variety of speech and language programmes from a specialist therapist

 

Measuring children’s progress

How will the school know how well my child is doing and how will they inform me about this?

 Children’s progress is continually monitored by class teachers. His/her progress is reviewed formally every term and recorded onto the schools assessment data system called Tracker.

 Children with SEND will have an individual programme, which will contain their short term targets.  These are reviewed at least three times each year.

 The progress of children with a statement of SEND/ EHC Plan is formally reviewed at an Annual Review with all adults involved with the child’s education.

 Parents are also updated during parents evening. However if parents have any issues or concerns, they can contact the class teacher to discuss their child. If need be the SENCO would also be involved.

 

Support and training for school staff

Have any staff received specialist training in SEND?

 Key staff supporting children with complex needs have ongoing training and CPD alongside specialist outreach agencies/teachers/specialist staff. All teachers and learning support staff attend regular staff meetings and training sessions which relate to high quality teaching and learning. 

 

Accessibility of the school

How is the school accessible to children with SEND?

 

•    The school has one ground floor level with easy access to both hall and gym.

•    The school has shower facilities and a disabled toilet.

•    There is a ramp access leading into main playground which is suitable for wheel

•    chair users and push chairs.

•    Additional and different support will sometimes take place in areas other than the

•    child’s classroom.  Group rooms such as the 'Nurture room' are sometimes used for

•    these purposes.  

 

Inclusion

How will the school ensure that my child will be included in all activities at school, after school clubs and on school trips?

 Their progress and achievement is rigorously tracked. Staff keep rigorous records on SEND pupils and communicate regularly to the inclusion team who suggest interventions/strategies.

 Interventions are in place for those children who need extra support-interventions are monitored to ensure children make accelerated progress. As soon as the initial concern is raised and additional support is put in place a meeting is held with parents to inform them and keep them updated.

 If a referral is made for Outreach support then parent meetings are held to obtain consent and to inform them of the next steps. The impact of outreach agency support is then discussed at regular termly meetings.

 

Starting or changing schools (Transitions)

How will the school support my child to change classes and/or move on to a new school when they reach the appropriate stage(s)?

 To support transition between classes there will always be a transition meeting in the summer term. This will be attended by the current teacher, the new teacher, the current support staff, the new support staff, outreach support and the SENCO.

 When moving schools and transition to Secondary School all of the above people would attend as well as key members of staff from the receiving school.

 

Support and training for parents/carers

What support and training within the school is available to parents and carers?

•    Parent/ learning support groups

•    Coffee mornings with parents

 

Further information for families and practitioners

For more information please see the details below.

Who to contact: Mrs Amy Sivadasan (SENCO)

 

Telephone

020 8551 9489

 

E-mail

avanticourt@avanti.org.uk