SEND: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
St. Michael’s Nurture Nursery is committed to the inclusion of all children. Our Ofsted report 2016 states:
"Children who have special educational needs or disability are supported extremely well. Staff work collaboratively with parents and other professionals, in order to promote a highly consistent approach to children's care and learning."
We provide a positive welcoming environment where children are supported according to their individual needs ensuring no children are discriminated against or put at a disadvantage as a consequence of their needs.
Joanne Burridge is our named Special Educational Needs & Disability Coordinator (SENDCO).
The setting works closely with other professionals such as Health Visitors, Speech Therapists, the Integrated Disability Service (IDS) and Psychologists to ensure the very best outcomes for the children in our care.
We believe that every child at our Nurture Nursery is unique and special, so we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all. We are committed to developing cultures, policies and practices that are inclusive. Systems are in place to identify when children have barriers affecting their learning, followed by specific interventions to help children overcome these barriers. This practice of personalising learning applies to all children.
For academically more able children this means provision of appropriate challenge to develop their particular talents. Where children are identified as needing additional support in any aspect, the academy follows the SEND Code of Practice. This ensures that each child’s needs are individually and appropriately catered for, and that any outside agencies are involved in providing guidance and support.
The key principles of the SEND code of practice are:
The participation of children, their parents and young people in decision making
The early identification of children and young people’s need and early intervention to support
Greater choice and control for young people and parents over support
Collaboration between education, health and social care services to provide support
High quality provision to meet the needs of children with SEND
The SEND Code of Practice sets out the statutory duty upon local authorities to publish a Local Offer and annual report. Warwickshire's SEND local offer can be found here:
Warwickshire Integrated Disability Service
Further information for parents on SEND
Special Education Needs Information Advice and Support Services
This NHS ran page provides information on the different SEND conditions. There are also links to other relevant and useful pages:
The academies SEND offer and SEND policies are available on our policies page here.