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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Since September 2014, the SEND code of practice has been in effect. 

The aim of the Code of Practice reforms was to join provision across education, health, and care, which now spans birth to 25.  Intervention should be made at the earliest possible point in a child or young person’s life, and they and their parents should be fully involved in decisions regarding their support and outcomes. 

Teachers are responsible and accountable for the progress and development of the children in their class, even where children access support from Learning Support Assistants or specialist staff. 

Everyone at Highfield Farm Primary is committed to, and passionate about, providing the conditions and opportunities to enable any child, including those with additional needs, to be included in all aspects of school life and achieve their potential as an individual and as a learner.  We believe in the earliest possible intervention to support the children. This can, of course, take a number of forms: 

  • Through high quality teaching, all class teachers must be aware of the needs and requirements of their pupils, and plan, adapt and respond accordingly; 

  • A graduated response is at the heart of whole school practice.  We are continually assessing, planning, implementing and reviewing our approach to teaching all children where a potential Special Educational Need has been identified.  This process becomes increasingly personalised and responds over time to growing understanding of the child’s barriers and gaps in learning. 

 

If your child’s teacher feels that intervention would support your child’s progress they will speak to you, as we believe that working in partnership with you gives each child the greatest chance of success. 

If you feel your child is struggling in any way, please talk to your child’s class teacher in the first instance. Further support is available by contacting the school SENDCo – Miss Oldham (office@hfp.jmat.org.uk). 

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Miss Oldham
SENDCo

 

SEND Report

All schools are required to publish information on how it will meet the needs of SEND pupils as determined by the school’s policy, and the provision that the school is able to offer. 

We recognise that every child and their needs are different; we will do our best to ensure that every child, including those with SEND, get the right type of support. We believe passionately in the limitless potential of all our pupils and we strive to ensure that every pupil is successful in achieving their own goals.   

SEND Report Information Video

SEND Overview 2023-2024

Download SEND Overview

You can view our SEND overview below. Click on the images to view them full size.
You can download the SEND overview as a PDF using the button to the right.

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Admission & Inclusion Arrangements

The school’s admissions criteria does not discriminate against pupils with Special Education Needs and/or Disabilities, and its Admissions Policy has due regard for the guidance in the Code of Practice which accompany the SEN and Disability Act 2001. 

The borough policy offers school places as a first priority to children with exceptional medical or social needs. Such needs have to be supported by an appropriate agency. There will be close liaison between all relevant parties involved in these situations. 

Children with physical disability will be admitted provided the school facilities are sufficient at that time to allow full access to all areas necessary for that child’s education to be fully provided. Parents or carers seeking the admission of a pupil with mobility difficulties are advised to approach the school well in advance so that consultations can take place. 

SEND Local Offer Website

Rotherham’s Local Offer website is here https://www.rotherhamsendlocaloffer.org.uk/ to help parents and carers find support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). 

All families need extra support from time-to-time. Whether this support is from relatives, friends, community groups, schools, children’s centres, leisure centres, doctor’s surgeries or specialist groups, any additional help can make a valuable contribution and difference to the lives of people who need them. 

SEND Policies and Documents

SEND Policy

RMBC Specialist Provision

Accessibility Plan

RMBC SEND Strategy

Rotherham SENDIASS

SEN Training & Resources

SEND Rotherham

Autism Family Support

RMBC

Local Offer

Parent / Carer Forum

SEN Code of Practice

SEMH Resources

Early Years Code of Practice

SEN Behaviour Handbook

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