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The Local Authority's Local Offer

The local offer provides information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies, including health and social care. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for your child. Information about the North Yorkshire Local Offer can be found here.

 

SEND Information Report

Details of our school's information report for SEND can be found here.

Special Educational Needs

The school’s ethos is underpinned by a belief that the whole school community benefits from the inclusion of children with diverse need and experiences.

The nursery school welcomes applications for children with identified special educational needs and disabilities, gives priority to them under its admission policy and works with all supporting agencies to ensure that children access the support they need to flourish and learn.

Where children have previously been supported by the Portage home visiting service the school works in partnership, sometimes with a part-time placement until the child is settled into the nursery. Recommendations from specialist health practitioners or the Early Years Advisory Teachers are integrated into and individual children’s provision plan.  The school works with parents and professionals to ensure that children with additional needs access the resources they need via Inclusion funding or, where appropriate, an Education and Health Care Plan.

Some children may have additional needs that can be met within the school’s resources or with the advice and support of professionals. Individual provision maps identify the strategies or support required to meet specific learning needs.  These are reviewed at least termly and progress is monitored by the SENCO working with the child’s key worker and parents or carers. 

Where there are concerns about a child’s development, based on key worker assessments, these will be discussed firstly with the child’s parents and carers.  A provision plan will outline strategies to support the child’s areas of need and this will be reviewed at least on a termly basis.  If concerns remain, with parent or carer’s consent, a referral may be made for additional advice and support from the Early Years Advisory Teacher, via the LA Inclusive Education Service, or to specialist services such as Speech and Language Therapy.

Named SENCOs: Mrs Claire Steele, Mrs Kathryn Firth

(See Equalities statement )

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