Special Education Needs
Welcome to the Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) Page
Hodnet Primary School aims to provide the best possible education, recognising that every child is special and has individual needs and abilities.
“Pupils who have special educational needs make similar progress to their peers. Any needs are swiftly identified on entry to the school and an individual programme of learning is developed to support pupils, which is shared with parents. The local authority has recognised with an award the good provision for this group of pupils.”
(Ofsted November 2013)
On this page, you will find up to date and relevant information about our SEND provision.
Schools are required to publish the services that are available for all children as part of the reforms to SEND and The Children and Families Act 2014. The Information Report below is published to provide clear, comprehensive and accessible information about the support and opportunities that are available in our school. It is also to enable parents and carers to further develop their integral role in the provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Our staff attend relevant training to support pupils with SEN such as Speech and Language training, supporting a deaf child, Autism awareness training, we also work with external agencies through the Local Authority.
In addition to Educational needs we will support children in school who have medical needs. We work closely with parents/carers to complete an IHCP (an Individual Health Care Plan) in order that we can identify need and support all children with the best possible care and provision. Where additional training for staff is required we work with the Health Authority or relevant agencies to ensure our staff are able to meet the needs of all children. eg) Epi-pen training, Diabetes testing and injecting, asthma training and First Aid. Prescription medication can be administered in school and parents should speak to the administrator and complete a medicines form.
For 2018-19, our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities coordinator is Mrs Ceri Williams, who is supported by other members of staff on the SEND coordination team. The team includes Mrs Penny Lyall who has the National Award for SEN Coordination (NASC), Mrs Alison Gaddes, Ms Jo Mason and Mrs Sally MacDonell. If you would like to discuss your child’s needs, please contact our school administrator to make an appointment. Alternatively you can contact Mrs Williams directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.