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Special Education Needs

Provision for SEN is modelled on the style of action and intervention recommended in the Code of Practice to ensure that maximum progress is made within the curriculum.

All children develop at different rates and schools are sensitive to this. Here at Riverside Academy we carefully monitor every child’s development and work with parents and other agencies to ensure that all children have every opportunity to achieve their very best and feel successful at school.  Sometimes children need extra help and attention to support their learning needs; this may be for a short time or for the whole of their school life.  Where this is felt necessary, their names are placed on our register of special education needs. When a child is placed on the register, parents are informed and receive regular reports and invitations to meetings to discuss progress. 

Children placed on the SEN register will be taught by their class teacher who in turn works with other teachers and support staff. Together they ensure that the child’s targets can be put into practice. Individual children may be withdrawn for short periods of time during the week for specialist help but for the vast majority of the time they are working with varying degrees of support in a whole class situation. The overall progress towards individual targets are overseen by our Special Education Needs Coordinator or SENCO for short.

If as a parent you have concerns about your child’s development, please contact the school.  We will do all we can to ensure that your child is appropriately supported and that you are kept up to date and well informed.

Transition to secondary school (Special Education Needs)

The annual reviews of year 6 children with an Education Health and Care Plan are held early in the academic year.  It is hoped that this early procedure will ensure that there is plenty of time for careful planning for a smooth transition.

The Governing Body are fully involved in the process of continual development and monitoring of the school’s SEN policy to ensure that the development of the policy is reported to parents in the Annual Governors’ Report.

Special Educational Needs Information Report

Our SEN information report aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the school’s approach to identifying and supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN), to ensure that these pupil’s make good progress and that any barriers to learning are recognized and removed as much as possible. Governing bodies of schools have a legal duty to publish an SEN Information Report on their website outlining the implementation of the governing body’s policy for pupils with SEN. This information will be updated annually.

Click below to download the report.