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SEN

Hindhayes Infant School SEN offer

We are proud that our school is an inclusive school which caters for a wide range of children’s needs. SEN is coordinated by Mrs Everson who works alongside class teachers and support staff to oversee provision for pupils with an identified special educational need.

The summary of the support provided at our school for children with SEN can be accessed via the SEN link on the left. It answers questions that parents may ask and shows the provision map - a menu of what can be offered to support your child.

We have been awarded Somerset County Council’s “Dyslexia Friendly” and have been praised for our specific 1:1 programmes which are carefully monitored and evaluated. Our last Ofsted report also praised the support provided for pupils with SEN:

“The school has effective strategies in place to support different groups of pupils. Interventions in literacy and numeracy are evident for vulnerable pupils which overall are having a positive impact on their development.”

“Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities and those who are eligible for free school meals make equally good progress. This is because comprehensive assessment processes clearly identify their needs and suitable targets are set. Staff make good use of these targets during lessons to support progress and achievement. Effective intervention programmes have been particularly successful in raising the attainment of pupils with lower abilities.

We have good liaison with the support services, and our PFSA (Parent Family Support Advisor) Andrew Leafe contributes to the support of a wide range of children and their families.

Mrs Everson has developed a wide range of support sheets for families and is available every Tuesday to meet parents to discuss any SEN related issues.

Parents can find information on Somerset's local offer at http://www.somersetchoices.org.uk