At Kettlefields Primary School, we are committed to providing high quality education to every child regardless of gender, race or disability. We believe that all children, including those identified as having Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEN/D), have a common entitlement to an accessible, broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, and that they should be fully included in all aspects of school life where and when they are able.
Our SEND Lead is Mrs Laura Arbon, please contact her via the School Office on 01638 508360
We build champions by ensuring that every child:
1. knows how to stay safe, healthy, happy and make sensible choices;
2. has respect for themselves, the environment and their communities;
3. is a resilient, brave and inquisitive learner;
4. achieves our high expectations;
5. aspires to be their 'best self' and to change the world!
We aim to identify children’s learning and social and emotional difficulties at an early stage and we endeavour to work with you to help support each child.
For some children, with more complex needs or identified needs an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) may have already been issued or a child may be undergoing an EHCP Needs Assessment before they start school; we recognise that children can experience difficulties with learning, behaviour or social skills at any time in their school life and we aim to work together to support his/her needs. Once a child is identified as having difficulties in accessing learning or in experiencing barriers due to their social, emotional or mental health needs the school will support them through a variety of strategies. The child may then be recognised as receiving SEN Support and may be placed on our Special Educational Needs register.
Our practice and policy at Kettlefields Primary School is compliant with the Code of Practice (2015). Our SEN/D policy and Information Report has been written in collaboration with all our stakeholders and is reviewed annually.
Our SEND Policy and SEND Information Report are in the 'Policies' section of our website here.