Special Educational Needs

Inclusive Learning Statement

At Eliot Bank Primary School, alongside quality first teaching and a broad and rich curriculum offer, we may provide additional and different provision in order to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Our Inclusion team will oversee the assessment and support of all school based interventions. Our SENDCo manages the Inclusion team and coordinates liaison with external professionals, ensuring appropriate support and interventions are implemented and reviewed.

All interventions and provisions provided are personalised in order to ensure highly differentiated curriculum support. Alongside this, we also use rigorous systems to monitor pupil progress, aid academic and personal achievement and remove any barriers to learning. Our staff follow tailored and universal continuous professional development programmes, in order to aid a structured whole school approach to learning.

We also run a wellbeing programme for staff. This programme helps us to develop and sustain a healthy and supportive working environment for both staff and children to work and learn in. In order to foster a culture of lifelong learning, curiosity and independent living skills in all of our learners, we may run alongside our universal curriculum.


Additional and Different Support for Children with SEND

Communication & Interaction

• Learning support via our Inclusion Team
• Access Arrangements
• Quality First Teaching
• Specific Learning Difficulties Outreach Advisor Support and Assessment
• Educational Psychology Advisory and Support via Local Authority
• Speech and Language Booster Sessions
• Sounds-Write Programme
• Small Group Phonic Support
• Small Group Literacy Support
• Dancing Bears - 1:1 Phonics Programme
• Lexia Programme
• Mathletics Programme
• 1:1 reading alongside reading intervention programmes
• Dyslexia friendly strategies
• Highly scaffolded differentiation and intervention support planning.
• Diagnostic tools used to assess and support
• Personalised arrangements for SATs and transition

Cognition & Learning

• Learning support via our Inclusion Team
• Lewisham Outreach Behaviour Support via New Woodlands
• Circle of Friends Programme
• Social Skills Support – Lego Therapy
• Personalised Behaviour Support Programme
• Targeted Family Support Referrals and Guidance
• Lunchtime Club Programmes
• Young Minds
• CAMHS specialist support via NHS
• Talking and Drawing
• Art therapy

Social, Emotional & Mental Health

• Learning support via our Inclusion Team
• Lewisham Outreach Behaviour Support via New Woodlands
• Circle of Friends Programme
• Social Skills Support – Lego Therapy
• Personalised Behaviour Support Programme
• Targeted Family Support Referrals and Guidance
• Lunchtime Club Programmes
• Young Minds
• CAMHS specialist support via NHS
• Talking and Drawing
• Art therapy


Access to Supportive Environment

Physical

• Safeguarding Procedures in Place

Virtual

• Safeguarding Procedures in Place
• E-safety / CEOP training provided for Staff and Learners
• Website

Learning

• Safeguarding Procedures in Place
• Assistive Technology used
• Workstations


Unique & Different Specialist School Service


Universal Parent Liaison

Communication

• Parent Evenings
• Learning Targets sent home termly
• Parent Liaison Officer support as needed
• Texts, Letters, Newsletters, Website and Phone Calls
• End of Year Reports
• Contact Books for some children
• Learning Meetings

Events

• Eliot Bank School Association - EBSA
• Dad’s Breakfast
• Parent Workshops
• International Evening
• Mental Health Week
• Differences Week
• Open Days for Parents and Prospective Parents
• Parent Coffee Morning at Drumbeat School

Programmes

• English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Learning and Support.


Caveat and Disclaimer: Due to the personalised and highly differentiated nature of our support for learners with SEND, the programmes listed above are subject to change.

Not every intervention will be available to every child with SEND. Allocation of specialist services and intervention will be dependent on need, funding and specialist teacher/service availability.

SEND Policy & Information Report

To find out more about our SEND provison please read the folllwing documents:

Use the links below to access other polices that link with SEND:

Our SENDCo

The SENDCo at Eliot Bank is Hattie Emirali. To contact the SENDCo use the contact details below.

Hattie Emirali, SENDCo
Eliot Bank Primary School
Thorpewood Avenue
Sydenham
London
SE26 4BU

T: 020 8699 0586
E: info@eliotbank.lewisham.sch.uk

Concerns or Complaints regarding SEND Provision

In the first instance, parents’/carers’ complaints about the provision or organisation of SEND are dealt with through the procedures outlined in the whole School Concerns & Complaints Policy.

If the complainant remains concerned after following the local complaints procedure, he or she could ask the Department for Education’s School Complaints Unit to take up the matter.

If disagreements have not been resolved at the local level, under sections 496 and 497 of the Education Act 1996 complaints can be made to the Secretary of State for Education.