At Priory Junior School we are committed to meeting the needs – academic, social, emotional and behavioural of all our pupils and ensuring that all pupils including those with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) pupils have the opportunity to reach their full potential and make good progress within a positive and stimulating environment.
We provide a high quality, flexible curriculum for all children through an inclusive approach which meets individual needs, enabling all pupils to be included fully in the life of our school and its community. Our offer to show how we support the children and families of children with special educational needs or disabilities is outlined in the Local Offer document below.
Sophie Gilbert is our SENCO and she works with our whole school team to consider the right support or provision to put in place to meet individual needs. If you are concerned that your child needs some extra support or you are worried about how they are progressing please talk to your child’s class teacher or ask to get a message to Miss Gilbert so we can work to ensure all pupils are working towards reaching their full potential and are included fully in school life.
We work in close collaboration with Phoenix Infants to ensure the smooth transition of children with additional needs and with our family of schools in supporting together our children with additional needs.
The Local Offer provides information for children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place. It shows families what they can expect from a range of local agencies including education, health and social care.
Local mental health advice and guidance for supporting children can be found through the NottAlone website. The website features advice on bullying, eating disorders, body image, self-harm and much more. This website is adapted to be accessible for both parents and children.
SEND Code of practice
Statutory guidance for organisations that work with and support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. It is a set of guidelines that the DfE say local authorities and schools should follow.