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SEN school information report

INCLUSION AND SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS (S.E.N)

We value all children equally whatever their background, and aim to provide a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere that does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, culture, religion or ability.

The school holds the Inclusion Quality Mark for the support we offer to vulnerable pupils. Any pupil with S.E.N. / LDD (Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities) will be welcome at our school. In the event of a parent wishing to admit a child with such difficulties to the school, then every effort is made to accommodate the needs of the pupil.

The school does all that it can to ensure equal access to the whole curriculum for all children with Special Educational Needs, which includes children with disabilities. Procedures are regularly updated following our adoption of the Disability Equality Scheme which is a legal requirement in all schools, along with meeting the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act.

The school does all that it can to ensure that all parts of the building are accessible to all children including those with Special Educational Needs, which includes children with disabilities.

You can find the SEN school information report here and our accessibility plan here.

For any further information,please contact our SENCO using the school's contact details:

Mrs Lindsay Richardson
Knaresborough St John's C of E Primary School 
Stockwell Road
Knaresborough
North Yorkshire 
HG5 0JN

Tel: 01423 863265 

Email: senco@ksjprimaryschool.org

Our SEN policy can be found here

Curriculum Maps

The Cognition and Learning map can be found here

The Communication and Interaction map can be found here

The Specific Learning Difficulties map can be found here

The Physical, Sensory and Medical map can be found here

The Autistic Spectrum Disorder map can be found here

The BSED map can be found here

Feedback

Questionnaire responses:

  • I am aware of how the school provides for my child (90% agreed)
  • Members of the SEN team are approachable and friendly (90% agreed)
  • Opportunities are planned to discuss the individual needs of my child with the appropriate members of staff (90% agreed)
  • Targets and strategies on Provision Maps are appropriate to my child’s needs (80% agreed)
  • My child feels they have someone to talk to if they need to (90% agreed)
  • My child is included in all extra-curricular activities and visits and strategies are put into place for them to succeed in these areas (90% agreed)

Direct quotes: 

‘I think the school is amazing with my child and I couldn’t ask for more’.

 Parent/Carer Questionnaire: February 2017

‘Thank you for making ____ more confident and secure. It doesn’t go unnoticed’.

 Parent/Carer Questionnaire: February 2017

‘Just fab! Keep up the good work’.

 Parent/Carer Questionnaire: February 2017

‘Very happy with school support. Excellent, caring and supportive attitude from staff and environment in school. All staff are approachable and friendly and my concerns/issues are dealt with promptly. Lovely ethos of inclusion and acceptance in school which can also be seen in the attitudes of the children and their peers. Thank you for your endeavours’.

Parent/Carer Questionnaire: February 2017

'St. John's School is fantastic and I feel it needs to be noticed more. I am so pleased with how they are with all the children, could not want for a better school for ____. I feel they are part of the family. No staff member is different, they are all the same; very pleasant, caring and real...we love them all'. 

Parent Questionnaire: July 2015 

'I think that it has really helped _____ to have speech and language therapists in school. The teachers continue to build on this too'. 

Parent Questionnaire: July 2015 

'Intervention has really helped my child and I am grateful for all the extra help that has been given to him. Interventions are also planned so that my child does not miss his favouite subject. Thank you for all your hard work'. 

Parent Questionnaire: July 2015