Our Ethos/ Vision
At Kilnhurst Primary school we are committed to giving all our pupils every opportunity to achieve their best. The achievement, attitude and well-being of every child matters and inclusion is the responsibility of everyone within our school. Every teacher is a teacher of every pupil, including those with special educational needs and disabilities. We respect the unique contribution which every individual can make to our school community.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
The Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) has day-to-day responsibility for the operation of the SEND policy and coordination of specific provision made to support individual pupils with SEND, including those who have EHC plans.
If parents or carers have any concerns about their child or wish to discuss SEND at our school, the class teacher should be the first point of contact who will then liaise with the SENCO.
Alternatively please do not hesitate to contact the SENCO directly:
Mrs Elizabeth Swift
Deputy Headteacher/ SENCO
01709 570 590
The SEN governor is Paul Makin. He has responsibility for monitoring policy implementation and liaising between the SENDCO and the Governing Body.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
The head teacher, Ryan Cousins, has specific responsibility for safeguarding and is the DSL.
Rotherham SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service) can offer you impartial information, advice and support if you are:
- a parent or carer for a child or young person up to age 25 with special educational needs or disabilities
- a child up to age 16 who has special educational needs or disabilities
- a young person aged 16-25 who has special educational needs or disabilities
Kilnhurst Primary SEND Education Aims
At Kilnhurst Primary all pupils, regardless of their particular needs, are provided with inclusive teaching which will enable them to make the best possible progress and feel that they are a valued member of the wider school community.
We expect that all pupils with SEND will meet or exceed the high expectations we set for them against national data and based on their age and starting points.
We will use our best endeavours to give pupils with SEND the support they need, whilst having access to a broad and balanced curriculum and wider-curricular opportunities.
All staff are aware of SEND within the school and receive high quality information and training.
We aim to quickly identify pupils, who are making limited progress and provide targeted interventions and support to meet their needs.
We ensure that parents are fully aware of the SEND process and informed of and involved in their child’s learning at regular points throughout the year.
We work alongside the Local Authority, Health Professionals and community organisations to find the most appropriate and effective support for pupils within our care.
Working in partnership with families, it is our aim that pupils will become confident individuals able to make a successful transition on to the next phase of their education.
Please access the following website for information on Rotherham's SEND local offer: http://www.
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