Special Educational Needs
Support for children with special needs at Marshgate
At Marshgate Primary School, we believe that all our pupils are entitled to an education where they can make progress and achieve their full potential, irrespective of special educational needs and or disability. By providing a high quality broad and balanced curriculum that promotes self-respect and respect for others, our pupils become confident individuals and happy learners who live fulfilling lives and are able to make a successful transition into adulthood.
Quality first teaching that is differentiated and personalised will meet the needs of the majority of children and young people; however some children need educational provision that is additional to or different from this basic entitlement. Those who require provision that is personalised to a high degree and required to be delivered for the longer term can be described as having a special educational need (SEN). Quality first teaching underpins special educational provision and teachers are responsible for the progress of every child, including those with SEN.
The four primary areas of SEN as described in the SEN Code of Practice are:
- Communication and interaction
- Cognition and learning
- Social, mental and emotional health
- Sensory and/or physical development
Marshgate has a dedicated member of staff called a SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities Coordinator) who coordinates special educational needs provision across the school. The SENDCo also supports class teachers and staff to meet the needs of pupils with SEN and liaises with external professionals, parents and carers.
Mrs Jerwood is our school SENDCo and works on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. You can contact Mrs Jerwood directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0208 332 6219 (extension 3).
For more information, please download our SEND Information Report below. In addition, the local offer of services provided by the local authority via Achieving for Children can be found at https://www.afcinfo.org.uk/local_offer