All children work in class in a way and at a level that supports their learning . Many children, from time to time need some extra help and specialised support to make sure they use all their talents to the full. If we think a child needs this sort of help we will:
Talk to parents/carers about this and gain full permission before we begin work.
Put the child’s name on our Special Needs List.
Write the child his or her own plan to help with learning (Support plan) and share this with parents/carers.
Keep parents/carers fully informed of this progress and make sure parents/carers are involved when we plan what happens next (Support plan review).
If you have concerns about your child’s progress in school call into school, or phone and make an appointment to talk to your child’s teacher or our Special Needs Co-ordinator Mrs Susie Buck.
My child needs special help to manage in school ~ what does Derwent Primary School offer?
Derwent Primary School is built with facilities for children and adults who find mobility hard ~ there are no steps, we have a disabled toilet and clear visual displays in the rooms. We also have a new sensory room. Please ask if you have concerns about this.
- A meeting at least 3 times a year to discuss your childs targets
- An open door for you to discuss your childs progress or any worries and concerns you may have
- Parent drop ins and workshops for you to discuss hot topics/ask questions and share your ideas
- Write a support plan with SMART targets 3 times a year
- Write a pupil profile which includes their voice
- Differentiation across the curriculum
- Trained Autism Champion
- National Award for Special Educational Needs achieved by the SENCO
- Trained Speech and Language key workers
- Staff trained in manual handling
If you have any concerns or complaints regarding the care or welfare of your child, an appointment can be made with the SENCO, who will be able to advise on formal procedures for complaints.
Any complaints regarding SEN provision will follow the schools complaints procedure as set out in the complaints policy.
What is the Local Offer?
Derby’s SEND Local Offer is an online one stop shop for parents and young people to find out about all the services and support on offer to children and young people from birth to 25 who have special educational needs and/or Disabilities (SEND)in the city. Derby City Council, along with all other local authorities, are required to pub-lish information about services they expect to be available in their area. Derby City’s Local Offer is available here: www.derby.gov.uk/sendlocaloffer . It tells parents how to access services and support in Derby City and what to expect from these services, including details of Higher Needs Funding and Education and Health Care Plans.