Children with Special Educational Needs
At Blue Coat School we recognise that every child is unique, having different strengths, interests and needs. We foster a positive attitude with regard to special educational needs and build self-esteem and confidence. We set high expectations and provide a supportive, encouraging environment in which children experience success and are motivated to achieve further success.
Special educational needs might include:
Ø Children who have learning difficulties;
Ø Children who have behavioural problems which affect learning;
Ø Exceptional ability in one or more subjects.
If we feel a child has special educational needs, requiring modified curriculum or additional help, staff will make every effort to ensure that he/she receives the appropriate teaching necessary. In identifying children with special educational needs we will take into account and consider:
Ø The child’s attainment within the National Curriculum;
Ø The child’s response to both the academic and social aspects of school life;
Ø The child’s attitude to and relationship with other children and adults;
Ø Any relevant, factual history.
Where there is a learning difficulty we will try to ascertain the nature and extent of the difficulty as soon as possible in order to provide the most appropriate support. Parents are consulted immediately a child is suspected of having special educational needs. Any resulting action will involve parents, class teacher and possibly the special needs support teacher as well as external support from health, social or psychological services. We have a policy on Special Educational Needs provision, which is available in school. The Head Teacher is also willing to discuss any relevant issues with parents and to answer specific enquiries.