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Convention on the Rights of the Child

  • Article 28: All children have the right to a primary education.
  • Article 29: Children who have any kind of disability, have the right to special care and support.

As an inclusive school, we ensure that all pupils have equal access to our curiosity curriculum. Where children are recognised as having a special educational need, a programme of intervention and additional support is established.

In order for effective partnership working between home and school to take place, we anticipate that parents and carers will want to:

  • Inform the school at the earliest opportunity if their child has a disability
  • Provide the information the school needs to plan effectively for the child to be a full member of the school community
  • Acknowledge that when deciding whether a reasonable adjustment is reasonable, one of the factors the headteacher must consider is the effect of the proposed change on all members of the school community
  • Recognise the importance of school and home working in partnership

Mrs Shona S. Howell
SENDCo and Starlets SENDCO

Severnbanks Primary School
Naas Lane
01594 842789

Mrs Karen Weaver
SEND Governor

SEND Support Information

Severnbanks School values the contribution that every child can make and welcomes the diversity of culture, religion and learning styles. The school seeks to raise the achievement, remove the barriers to learning and increase physical and curricular access for all. All children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) are valued, respected as equal members of the school. Provision for pupils with SEN is a matter for the school as a whole. All teachers are teachers of pupils with SEN.

A child or young person has special educational needs if he or she has a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. The four broad areas of need which we provide for are:

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social, mental and emotional health
  • Sensory and/or physical (including visual and hearing impairment)

Severnbanks Primary School follows a graduated response to supporting pupils with SEND. Parents and carers will be involved at all stages.We offer all pupils quality first teaching by working at the pupil's stage, using appropriate materials and supporting where required within class.
All pupils benefit from a range of teaching and learning styles; including differentiated materials, use of IT and a broad range of curricular and extra-curricular activities. All pupils have access to activities, clubs and school visits. Where necessary we can provide a differentiated curriculum.

For further information including:

  • Who can I talk to about Special Educational Needs?
  • What does our school do for children with SEN?
  • How am I involved in my child’s education?
  • What interventions and resources are available?
  • What does the Special Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) do?
  • What does the pastoral behaviour support worker (PBSW) do?
  • What happens when I move schools?
  • Where can I find more information?

Please read the Information Report found below.