Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Information Report
Academy Name: Eastcote Primary Academy
Academy Type: Primary
Pupils’ attainment is tracked using the whole school tracking system and is discussed in termly progress meetings that are undertaken between the class teacher and a member of the Senior Leadership team.
Parents will be informed if the school considers their child may require additional support in order to improve progress and attainment.
We offer pastoral support for children who are encountering emotional difficulties. Your child’s class teacher is the first person to contact with concerns about your child’s overall wellbeing.
If further support is needed the class teacher will liaise with the SENCO who will give advice and support and put a plan of action into place.
Children with medical needs
At Eastcote we have a very positive approach to all types of behaviour with clear rewards and sanctions system that is followed by all staff and pupils.
If a child has on-going behavioural difficulties an Individual Behaviour Plan is written alongside the child, teacher and parents to identify the specific issues and put relevant support in place and set targets.
After any behaviour incident we expect children to reflect on their behaviour with a member of the Senior Leadership Team. They help to identify why the incident happened and what the child needs to do differently next time to change and improve their behaviour.
Attendance of every child is monitored on a daily basis by the Admin Assistant. Lateness and absence are recorded and reported to the Principal and monitored by the Education Welfare Officer (EWO).
Good attendance is rewarded termly with certificates.
We encourage every child to contribute and to express their thoughts and ideas which we value, respect and celebrate. We do this in different ways throughout the academy year:
If progress rates are judged to be inadequate despite the delivery of high quality teaching and interventions, advice will always be sought from external agencies regarding strategies to best meet the specific needs of a pupil. This will only be undertaken after parent permission has been obtained and may include referral to:
In addition, the school will involve external agencies as appropriate including health and social services, community and voluntary organisations for advice on meeting the needs of pupils with SEND and in further supporting their families.
The Academy has an Educational Psychologist (EP) provided by the Leigh Academy Trust (LAT). S/he would normally only work directly with children whose needs are felt to be quite considerable and have not responded well to the interventions previously put in place for them.
In order to help understand the pupil’s educational needs better, the EP will generally meet with the parent and give feedback after the assessment has been completed.
S/he will offer advice to the academy and parent/carers on how to best support the child to move their learning forward or recommend another supporting agency.
The school provides Continual Professional Development to all staff and seeks specialist advice and training to meet individual needs of students as appropriate.
A number of strategies are in place to enable effective transition. These include:
Primary to secondary transition:
The class teacher alongside the SENCO will discuss the child’s needs and what support is appropriate.
Different children will require different levels of support depending on their needs.
For a very small percentage of pupils, whose needs are significant and complex and the SEND Support required to meet their needs cannot reasonably be provided from within the school’s own resources, a request will be made to the local authority to conduct an assessment of education, health and care needs. This may result in an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan being provided.
If you wish to discuss your child’s special educational needs or are unhappy about any issues regarding the school’s response to meeting these needs please contact the following:
Please contact our Principal Mr. Ball or the SENCO Mrs. Hicks on 0208 856 1346
Bexley Local Offer can be viewed via www.bexleylocaloffer.uk
The school has good partnerships with parents and carers and the work of the family support worker is central to engaging all families. A wide programme of coffee mornings and workshops for numeracy and literacy and managing behaviour is well attended and appreciated by parents and carers.Ofsted
The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. They enjoy exceptionally good relationships across all cultures, having many opportunities to find out about other communities across the world. Parents, carers and pupils are all extremely positive about safety in the school and pupils’ active involvement in the safety of their environment ensures the pupils have an excellent understanding of risk.Ofsted
Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes to school are outstanding and pupils thoroughly enjoy school and learning in the extremely calm, harmonious and safe environment.Ofsted