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SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)

 

Our school SENDCo is Mrs Jodie Sharman.

Please contact Mrs Sharman regarding your child's SEND needs or request an appointment.

 

Homelands Primary School
Westhill Road
Torquay
TQ1 4NT

 

Telephone: 01803 328264

Fax number: 01803 325244

Email: office@homelandstorbay.org

 

 

 

As SENDCo, I continually work alongside our children, class teachers and parents to ensure that we are meeting the individual needs of our SEND children. 

I feel it is imperative to work closely alongside families; I therefore encourage parents to meet and contact me regularly to discuss the progress, next steps, concerns and successes for their child.

 

Look out for the coffee mornings or afternoons, which are a great opportunity

to catch up with myself and other professionals, alongside parents with children on our SEND register.  

 

 

At Homelands Primary School we pride ourselves on the successful inclusion of all children. We strive to meet all pupils needs, including those with SEND, initially through quality first teaching which is differentiated to pupil’s abilities and supported by targeted learning in small groups or 1:1 where necessary. 

As a school we have a rich range of provision, support and intervention in place to support pupils with SEND in order to ensure that their needs are fully met and that they make good progress. 

 

Examples of this include: pastoral support for pupils with social and emotional difficulties, Wandle interventions and catch up groups for reading and spelling, as well as Number and calculation interventions.  Children can access our sensory room, the garden or lego therapy sessions.

 

Homelands Primary school works closely with a variety of agencies to support your child and meet their individual needs, such as:

Educational Psychologists

Speech and Language Therapists

Local authority advisory services

Health professional’s (School nurse and health visitors, paediatricians, Occupational Therapists)

Outreach Teams for Behaviour and Learning support

Mental Health Practitioners

 

 

 

 

Homelands Primary SEND Policy December 2022

Homelands Primary SEN Information Report - November 2022

 

How do I find out about the support, provision and progress of my child?

All teachers are teachers of pupils with special educational needs and the Class Teacher, who knows the child best, should be the first port of call for parents. In addition, the SENDCO can provide support about a child’s needs, progress and support. Each term, parents and the class teacher jointly create an Individual Support Plan so that the child’s progress and support is reviewed and next steps discussed and planned.  

 

What is the role of the SENDCO?

A SENDCO oversees and coordinates the support, intervention, provision and progress of all pupils on the SEN register. This includes:

 

• Advice and support for staff and parents

• Observations and diagnostic assessments

• Monitoring progress of pupils with SEND

• Referrals to other agencies for advice

• Providing information and reports for other agencies

• Record keeping

• Training and professional development

• Provides additional resources 

• Supports transition to or from school to another setting

• SEND policy and Local Offer

  SEND Support at Homelands  

Mrs Carolyn Brend 

  SEND Governor 

Please contact our SEND governor through the school office.

Telephone: 01803 328264

Fax number: 01803 325244

Email: office@homelandstorbay.org

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  • Reception 92.4%
  • Year 1 89.7%
  • Year 2 92.4%
  • Year 3 94.8%
  • Year 4 92.5%
  • Year 5 93.0%
  • Year 6 92.0%
  • School 92.4%
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