SEND & Inclusion
Our Vision for SEND
Our school vision is ‘Working With Each Other and For Each Other.’ At our school we are one big family and it is really important to us that everyone feels included in everything we do, regardless of a child's barrier to learning. Children may find their learning a little tricky at times, may have barriers to their learning which can make their lessons more difficult or may need extra support in school. All our teachers and teaching assistants work hard to ensure that all our children can access their learning through quality first teaching and regular interventions.
Relationships are really important to us at Eccleston Lane Ends. Our adults spend a lot of time getting to know our children and understanding all of their individual needs to make sure that they support them in the best possible way. We have a pastoral leader on hand to work with our children and our families and we have access to external counselling services who can support children if needed.
If you have any questions about how we can support your child at Eccleston Lane Ends, you can find lots of information on our school website, speak to your child’s class teacher or speak with Miss Grant who is our school SENCo. Mrs Garford is our Pastoral Leader who also supports our SEND children. Please contact the school office if you require to speak to a member of our team. Our Governor for SEND is Mrs Jennifer Tickle and our Local Authority Inclusion Officer is Ms Gill Ashcroft.
Miss C Grant - SENDCO (EYFS & KS1 Leader)
Mrs L Garford - Pastoral Leader
Mrs S Mercer - L3 SENDCo Support
Our Children's Vision for Inclusion
Our children have used artwork to represent what inclusion means to them which we used to form our whole school vision for SEND. Inclusion is also one of our six key whole school values.
Singing Hands are a group who come in to teach our children and staff Makaton .This helps to encourage communication between children with SEN/EAL and their peers by fostering an inclusive approach to language – we have learnt lots of different songs, rhymes, greetings and basic vocabulary.
St Helens Local Authority produce our Local Offer which underpins our SEND policies and practices.
The Local Offer can be found at https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/send/ Information about how we contribute to and implement the Local Offer at our school can be found in the Information Report below.
Our Bricks Curriculum
Our Bricks Curriculum has been specifically designed to be a fully inclusive curriculum based on extensive research into learning pedagogies for how children (regardless of need) learn best. We firmly believe that SEND support sits with everyone at Eccleston Lane Ends Primary school; all teachers are teachers of SEND and all leaders are leaders of SEND. Our curriculum ensures that lessons are effectively sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught before and towards defined end points. Where necessary for a child to access the curriculum, lessons are scaffolded to ensure any barriers to learning are supported. For more information on our curriculum, please see the curriculum page.
Our Graduated Response
We have a clear graduated response embedded throughout school to support all four areas of need identified in the Code of Practice. Click on the document below to look at some of the suggested provision at the different waves of support for each area of need. This document is used across school when identifying required support but we really do believe that all of our children are unique and we look at each child individually when we implement support in the classroom.The SEND Code of Practice 2015 can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25
Children on the SEND register have their own Pen Portrait if we feel they require additional support (whether that be academically, socially, emotionally or physically). Our Pen Portraits are readily accesible to all staff who work with that child and include targets from teachers and the children themselves. Children on an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) have a Pen Portrait which links directly to their EHCP targets.
Below are links to our statutory polices including our SEND Policy and our SEND Information Report.
St Helens Local Authority Local Offer can be found at: https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/send
Complaints linked to SEND
Please find our complaints policy under the 'About Us/ELE Documents' on our website.
Resources to support at home
Please see below for a full range of resources which you may find useful for supporting your child at home.