What OFSTED Say:
Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are very well supported. These children feel confident and also make very good progress.
Pupils work well together in class. They readily support each other and pupils from younger classes, including those who find work more difficult. The inclusive and respectful nature of the school ensures that pupils with SEND are well supported
Pupils with SEND make strong progress from their starting points in all subjects. Highly accurate identification of pupils’ needs ensures that teaching is carefully planned, and interventions are successful. The strong SEND leader ensures that support for these pupils is well targeted and carefully monitors and evaluates the impact of interventions.
All children, whatever their ability, have an entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum tailored to their individual needs. They should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential and to fully participate in their own individual learning. New Invention Junior School places great importance on striving to meet the needs of ALL children in the school, and fully recognises that some children will require additional help to access the curriculum and fully participate in learning
At New Invention Junior School every member of staff is a teacher of special educational needs with the desire to raise aspirations and expectations for all so that all children make the greatest possible progress to reach their full potential. The aims of our special educational need and disability policy and practise in this school are:
- To provide a SENCo who will put into practise the SEND inclusion policy and provide support and advice for all staff working with special educational needs pupils, through targeted, continued professional development.
- To work within the guidance provided in the SEND Code of Practice, 2014.
- Alongside staff members, identify children with Special Educational Needs and additional needs as soon as possible. Our School Aims of this SEND policy 4
- To make reasonable adjustments/appropriate provision for those with SEND and reduce barriers to learning by embedding the principles in the National Curriculum Inclusion statement.
- To ensure SEND children have full access to the National Curriculum. They should be fully included in the life of the school, alongside pupils who do not have SEND.
- To work with and develop positive partnerships with parents/ carers, seeking their views and involving them in all stages of their child’s development/education.
- To ensure there is a multi-professional approach by working in partnership with outside agencies (e.g. Speech and Language Therapy, Walsall SEND team, Educational Psychology Service) and Walsall Local Authority.
- To support the full inclusion of pupils with medical conditions in all school activities by consulting with health and social care professionals.
- To allow children to contribute to their own learning by discussing their learning and being part of the target setting process
What Parents Say:
*The team around my child with SEN was amazing. They did an outstanding job supporting my child to ensure he had smooth transition. The hard work and dedication of the staff has been fantastic. All the school team received training so that they could communicate effectively with my child. There was ease of communication between myself and the school and their dedication, enthusiasm and commitment to my child was exemplary.
My son joined new invention juniors with a range of special educational needs. As a complex child with autism, dyslexia and mental health difficulties he has been supported to integrate with his peers and develop coping strategies. He has been supported and stretched academically which has allowed him to thrive. The progress he has made has been beyond our expectations. With fantastic pastoral and academic intervention, he has developed into a confident and happy young man. As a child who struggled with social interaction and anxiety, Juniors has given him a range of skills and opportunities to put them into practice. I can't believe the confident young man that stands in front of me now is that same frightened little boy I dropped off at the start of year 3. I'm so grateful to juniors for the support they offered my son and to us as a family. The journey through education for SEND children and their families often feels like an uphill struggle. I'm so grateful to juniors for supporting and guiding us along the way and allowing my son to become the awesome person he is today.
Your school SENCO is Mrs Waterhouse.
Walsall Council SEND Team - 01922 652860