Special Educational Needs
All staff regard all children as special, however there are some children for whom additional provision is necessary.
The school’s special needs coordinator (SENDco), Mrs Cronshaw (assisted by Mrs Kenworthy), is able to liaise with outside agencies such as the IDSS (Inclusion and Disability Support Service). They help draw up programmes of work to assist children with special needs. The programmes are partly used by these agencies but mainly are an aid to the class teacher.
If appropriate, additional staff or equipment may be needed to help a child. These will be provided, finance permitting.
Children on the special needs register will have an Individual Education Programme (IEP) written which will contain short term targets and recommendations. The IEP will be reviewed and parents invited to discuss their child’s progress at least termly. Parents will also be informed if it is felt that their child would benefit from an assessment by an educational psychologist.
Our special needs coordinator receives regular training to update her existing extensive knowledge.
Parents of children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) can find out more about the support their child can expect at St Leonard's by downloading the school documents below.