Mrs Katie Spencer is Queniborough CE Primary School's Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo).

Many children come to Queniborough with additional needs. For others, these needs become apparent over time. We recognise the need to provide additional support to these pupils and will do so in a sensitive and professional manner.All children have a right to learn. For some children this will be more difficult than for others. So, at Queniborough, we endeavour to make every effort to achieve maximum inclusion of all pupils whilst meeting pupils’ individual needs.

We believe that all children have rights to a full, enriching and enjoyable curriculum, irrespective of race, belief, gender, background or ability. We aim to meet each child’s requirements, making necessary adaptations and taking in to account their needs and wishes. We will consult with children, parents and outside agencies to help support our good practice. Strengths will be acknowledged as well as difficulties, so that adaptations may be made relevant to the individual child. We focus on individual progress as the main indicator of success.

Every child is valued. Every child is an individual with a personality, needs and interests. We believe in the right of children to feel safe and to enjoy their school experience – thus developing the whole child, academically, socially, physically, morally, emotionally and spiritually.

High quality teaching that is differentiated and personalised will meet the individual needs of the majority of children and young people. Some children and young people need educational provision that is additional to or different from this. This is special educational provision under Section 21 of the Children and Families Act 2014.

SEN Code of Practice

Intent for children with Special Educational Needs in our school

Our intention for Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) is to ensure that all children receive a high-quality and ambitious education regardless of need or disability.

• To provide curriculum access for all.

• To ensure that pupils are equipped with the tools needed to become independent, inquisitive learners both in and out of the classroom.

• To secure high levels of achievement for all.

• To provide an accessible learning environment which is tailored to the individual needs of all pupils.

• To ensure a high level of staff expertise to meet pupil need, through well targeted continuing professional development.

• To work closely with external agencies and other professionals to hone and develop our provision for children with SEND.

• Regularly monitor the progress of children with SEND,

• To work in partnership with parents and carers.

You will find our SEND Policy here

Each year, our SENCo reviews our SEND policy and places this under consultation for parents. If you are a parent who has a child in our school on the SEND register, we welcome your views through completing our short survey. This has now closed for the 2020-21 academic year.

Each year, we write an SEND Information Local Offer Report which tells you all about our provision and outcomes for pupils.

We also have an Accessibility Policy, which outlines how we adapt our learning environment, provision and curriculum to suit the needs of all learners.

You may also find it useful to view the Leicestershire Local Offer here