SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS and DISABILITY
Harper Bell Seventh-day Adventist Primary School's Local Offer is written with due regard to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 and the revised Code of Practice. Harper Bell Seventh-day Adventist Primary School seeks to adhere to the principles of an inclusive education service as set out in the DfES/0774/2001 document on Inclusive schooling.
For further details from Birmingham City Council will be
found on http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/send
Harper Bell Seventh-day Adventist Primary School is a voluntary aided school which prides itself in being an inclusive school. We are committed to support children with Special Educational and Disabilities (SEND), where needs can be reasonably met within a mainstream setting.
At Harper Bell Seventh-day Adventist Primary School we identify pupils having special educational needs when their learning or disability requires additional provision which is different from or additional to what would be normally available to pupils of the same age.
At Harper Bell Seventh-day Adventist Primary School we identify the main areas of need as:
Communication and Interaction
Cognition and Learning
Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties
Sensory and/or Physical Needs
We have a single category of SEN support delivered through:
Universal support (through differentiation within class)
Targeted support (through a specific intervention or targeted teaching)
Specialist support (with external specialist support)
All staff at Harper Bell Seventh-day Adventist Primary School are committed to providing Quality First Teaching which takes in to account individual needs of the pupils within their class.
Teachers plan activities that are differentiated according to the level and needs of the individual pupils.
Where pupils experience particular difficulties and may fall behind their peers we will ensure there is a robust cycle in place to Assess, Plan, Do and Review.
Ms Sophie Mason
This will give parents the opportunity to come into the school and discuss any aspect of Special Educational Needs and Disability with Ms Mason - Special Educational Needs Coordinator.
Please telephone 0121 693 7742 to book an appointment and we can arrange a different day and time that is suitable for you.
SENDCO Coffee mornings
An opportunity for parents of pupils with Special Education Needs and Disabilities to meet together in an informal setting -hot drinks and biscuits provided. Look out for dates on SchoolPing.
Important information for Families of SEND Children