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Boughton Monchelsea Primary School

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

 Inclusive Teaching and Learning

At Boughton Monchelsea Primary School, we are proud of our inclusive ethos which we demonstrate through our core values: -

Excellence – Our teachers get to know our children as individuals and have high expectations for all children. They work hard to provide an accessible curriculum with enjoyable learning experiences enabling every child to be successful.

Respect – We value diversity and provide a nurturing environment where children are supported to understand and care for each other. We celebrate success together, promoting a sense of belonging for all children.

Determination – Where children meet obstacles to their learning, we help them to develop the courage to have a go and the resilience to keep trying. Through skilled encouragement, children develop self-esteem and self-efficacy.

Responsibility – All members of our school community have a part to play in helping children to be happy learners. Staff, parents and children are expected to show kindness, compassion and empathy to enable all children to be proud of who they are and what they can achieve.

 

We work hard to support all the children at our school. Our SEND Local Offer and Information Report explains how we do this.

For information, please see our SEND Policy.

For information about KCC SEND Local Offer Information about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities from KCC, please click here.

If you would like to contact our SENCO, Miranda Romano, please email the SEN Department at:  senadmin@boughton-monchelsea.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Romano meets regularly with families and outside agencies such as Early Help, paediatricians and Speech and Language/ Occupational Therapists and the Specialist Teaching Service.

Interventions

We hold SEN reviews as part of Pupil Progress Meetings every other term and offer a wide range of interventions within the school to support children. These include:
• Nurture support
• Lego Therapy
• Sensory Circuits
• BEAM ( Gross motor programme)
• 1:1 Reading
• Toe by Toe (Dyslexic reading intervention)
• Speech link
• Language for Learning
• Numeracy/Literacy/Phonics boosters
• Clever Fingers (fine motor intervention)
• Write From the Start (fine motor programme)
• Memory Magic

Should your child at any point require extra support in school, you will receive a letter detailing their intervention programme, time and person running it and a target for your child to be working towards. These are reviewed every other month.

SEN tiers

Following Government changes to the SEN Code of Practice in September 2014 we now have only 2 official levels of SEN within the school. These are children with an Education Heath Care Plan (EHCP- which replaced the old style Statement) and children on SEN support. As the criteria for these levels changed, we have also adopted a tier system to track and monitor our other vulnerable pupils who no longer fit within these two categories. Our tier system is as follows:
Tier 4 – Education Health Care Plan
Tier 3 – SEN support (Long term, high level need)
Tier 2 – Vulnerable pupils- This may include: low impact diagnoses / nurture – well being /English as an Additional Language/ medical conditions. (Long term , low level need)
Tier 1 – monitoring level – short term support for speech and language/ nurture/academic needs.
If you would like any further information on any SEN issue, please do contact Mrs Romano by email or alternatively arrange an appointment through the School Office.

 

Kent County Council's SEND Strategy can be accessed here.

SEND Core Standards Guide for Parents