Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
During their school career some children may have an additional learning need identified which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. Special needs may be long or short term and may be of a general or specific nature. Ridgeway is committed to the needs of all pupils and ensures access to a broad and balanced education in the mainstream of learning wherever possible.
Our Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Mrs Libby Harris. She works with staff, children and parents to ensure that the needs of all the children are met in the most suitable way.
We follow the Code of Practice for SEN. Parents are informed and consulted at the initial stages of concern and then become more fully involved through the stages of the assessment procedure.
Some children have an Educational Health Care Plan. This process is a cumulative result of evidence provided by parents, the school, the Educational Psychologist, and other relevant agencies, e.g. School Doctor, Occupational Therapist. Where an Educational Health Care Plan is put in place, then additional ancillary or teaching support is provided in school to enable each child to continue to access a broad and balanced curriculum.
Each child on the special needs register has a carefully planned programme of support to meet their needs and their progress is carefully monitored to ensure that placement on the register is still appropriate.
Ridgeway’s policy for Special Educational Needs is reviewed annually and will be up-dated early in the Autumn Term. A copy is available below: