Special Education Needs
Our Inclusion Manager is Miss. Jenny Doherty.
At Saxon, we share the belief that all children have an equal right to a full and rounded education, which will enable them to achieve their full potential. We use our best endeavours to secure special educational provision for pupils for whom this is required, that is ‘additional to and different from’ that provided within the differentiated curriculum to better respond to the four areas of need identified in the Code of Practice (September 2014):
- Communication and interaction
- Cognition and learning
- Social, mental and emotional health
We ensure that both children and parents are appropriately involved in all discussions and decisions about individual support and provision. The children’s needs are always at the heart of our provision and decision-making.
At Saxon we pay attention to the 4 principles of Inclusion:
- We welcome all children regardless of race, gender, physical need or learning ability
- We set suitable learning challenges
- We respond to pupils' diverse learning needs
- We aim to overcome potential barriers to learning
The children at Saxon School are taught to help one another and respect each other's differences.
English as an Additional Language
We are delighted that our school represents a rich cultural diversity, with children that speak many different languages as well as English.
We use REMA Ethnic & Language Minority Support services where necessary which focuses on supporting identified pupils. The type and extent of intervention is negotiated and agreed to reflect the specific requirements of our school and the learning needs of our pupils.
The team also provides language assessments and advises a school on working with parents from minority ethnic/language communities, with asylum seekers and refugees, and with bilingual pupils who also have Special Educational Needs. Direct teaching support may be provided to enhance bilingual learners’ English language acquisition and access to the curriculum.
If you or your child need help with any aspect of English as it is not your home language, please come and speak to us. The class teacher will be pleased to offer advice and refer to our Inclusion Manager who oversees our EAL provision.
Within this section of the website, practical information can be found to aid parents in supporting children with an additional need, both in school and out. This includes links to useful websites, resources and local events taking place within the community.
More information about our SEND provision can also be found in the School Policies section by clicking here.