Ripley St. John’s CofE
Primary School & Nursery
In September 2014 the Government introduced a new code of practice for the management of special educational needs in schools. Below is a summary of St John's approach to the management of SEN (the school offer) including contact details and provision available. There is also a link to the SEN policy and the local authority offer further information will be added shortly.
If you have any questions about the new legislation and how this may affect your child do not hesitate to contact Miss Warner the School SENCo.
The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator for the school is Miss R Warner. For contact details please Click here
Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014
Information for young people with Special Educational Needs &Disabilities, and their families - Click Below
If your child has a SEND, their needs will fall into one or more of the following 4 areas. Below is a brief overview of how we at St Johns support children who fall into one or more of these categories.
Support for learning difficulties may be required when children and young people learn at a slower pace than their peers, even with appropriate differentiation. Learning difficulties cover a wide range of needs, including moderate learning difficulties (MLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD), where children are likely to need support in all areas of the curriculum and associated difficulties with mobility and communication, through to profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), where children are likely to have severe and complex learning difficulties as well as a physical disability or sensory impairment. At St Johns we work with the specific agencies to ensure each child receives a tailored curriculum to meet their needs, which may be as simple as differentiating work, giving in class support to a totally individualised curriculum. We will work with outside agencies such as Educational Psychologists and Autism outreach.
The school closely monitors and analyses both classroom and playground behaviour to ensure that the necessary support is provided for children who are demonstrating signs of emotional need. The school runs targeted interventions to help support children develop their behaviour, confidence and support emotional needs. We communicate with parents and outside agencies to ensure a positive learning experience for every child, and we endeavour to help alleviate any stresses and anxiety that may be causing children to fall behind with their learning. We have a team of learning mentors who offer 1-2-1 sessions for children who are identified as needing emotional support. We have a senior learning mentor who is available for drop in sessions for the children and we have a children's and family liaison officer who can support parents and children at home and with any emotional worries they may have.
Useful SEND Websites
You can access our Accessibility Plan and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy on our policies page.