SEND Statement of Intent
At Elmtree Infant & Nursery School we strive to ensure that all children receive Quality First Teaching with an ambitious curriculum regardless of need. We believe it is essential for all our children to be equipped with the tools needed to become independent learners.
At Elmtree School, every teacher is a teacher of SEND. As such, inclusion is a thread that runs through every area of the school enhanced by collaboration between senior leaders, teachers, support staff, external agencies, parents and most importantly, the child.
At Elmtree School, pupils with SEND may:
Equality and Diversity
Within Elmtree Infant and Nursery School, we aim to positively transform individual and shared circumstances, perceptions, attitudes and relations. We aim to reflect the diversity of our local community and society and ensure that the education we offer reduces the chances of social divisions and parallel lives by recognising, celebrating and valuing different backgrounds, lifestyles and identities.
SEND support (Local Offer)
At Elmtree Infant & Nursery School we strive to support all children to enable them to achieve their potential. Quality first teaching is mandatory for all children, however, for some children there are occasions during their school life when additional support may be needed to help them to achieve their goals.
Our regular monitoring of the progress and development of all children throughout their school years enables the identification of any need for additional support.
We work with staff and parents to carry out an analysis of a child’s progress and
implement additional support matched to their area of need. If there is not a sufficient improvement in the child’s progress, we arrange for specialist assessment to be carried out from agencies beyond our setting.
Our regularly reviewed provisions provide support across the four broad areas of SEN;
• Communication and interaction
• Cognition and learning
• Social, emotional and mental health
• Sensory and/or physical needs
In addition to our mainstream provision, we also provide education through our Additionally Resourced Provision (ARP). This is for children with an EHCP who have a diagnosed Developmental Language Disorder and require support in Speech, Language and Communication (SLCN). In our ARP we provide specialist teaching along with direct therapy from a qualified Speech and Language Therapist.
All our Local Offer details for Elmtree Infant and Nursery School can be found in our SEN report.