Evendons is an inclusive school committed to providing a high quality education for the children living in our local area.
We believe that every child, including those identified as having special educational needs (SEN), has a common entitlement to an inclusive broad and balanced curriculum accessible to all. As such, the staff community at Evendons create a caring, friendly and nurturing environment where all children can thrive socially, personally and academically. We work in partnership with our parents and carers to improve the outcomes for all our children.
Our Special Needs Coordinator, Patrick Pritchett, works with a skilled team who support children with Special Educational Needs. In addition, we have an art therapist and occupational therapist who work with individual children. We have one governor responsible for maintaining an overview of SEN.
We have a Pastoral Care room at Evendons. The purpose of the Pastoral Care Initiative is to support children who are having social, emotional and behavioural challenges. The initiative is an extension of the pastoral care offered by the class teacher and can provide direct support for managing their feelings and equipping them with tools they need to cope in the situations that are challenging for them.
The class teacher and SENCo meet regularly with parents to keep them informed of their child’s progress and to share the next steps in their learning and development.
We ensure that the SEN policy works within the guidelines and inclusion policies of the Code of Practice (2015), the Local Education Authority and other policies within the school.
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. A learning difficulty or disability is a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age. Special educational provision means educational or training provision that is additional to, or different from, that made generally for others of the same age in a mainstream setting in England.
Specific details of provision, the agencies we work with and the process of identification and types of support available can be found in our SEN Report.
Special Educational Needs at Evendons by Patrick Pritchett (SENCo)