SEND at Porchester
Porchester Junior School is a mainstream Junior School (Years 3-6). We have 180 pupils on role. Admissions to school are made through Nottinghamshire central admissions.
Porchester Junior School is an inclusive school and will aim to make any arrangements needed for all children to be fully included in our school.
We work closely with Local Authority Specialist Teachers from SFSS where a child has a specific need such as a Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment or Autism.
'We are the PRIDE of Porchester, now and always' underpins everything that we do. Our values of Respect, Responsibility, Reach, Rights and Lead, run through everything they do. We actively encourage out children to become the 'PRIDE of Porchester' to ensure they achieve the best that they can in all areas of their learning, whilst supporting the school to be the best it can be.
Children are identified as having Special Educational Needs if their progress has slowed or stopped and the interventions and resources put in place do not enable improvement. Once this occurs, we have specific target setting plans which help support their development and accelerate progress. At this point the child is listed on our ‘SEND register’ for these pupils. Parents will be invited to discuss and review targets and support three times a year with the class teacher.
We scaffold teaching and learning tasks to suit the needs of the learner. Risk assessments will be written and shared with parents when they are needed and we can write a personal evacuation plan if that is required.
You can find full details of how we support children with additional needs in our School SEND Information Report and Policy below.
Miss Moore is our school SENCO. She can be contacted by getting in touch with the School Office.
Our school Senco coordinates support for children with additional needs in school. The SENCO leads on supporting children when they start or leave school, this includes visits by the staff and pupils, including extra visits for those who require them as well as sharing information with new schools.
Our SEND Information documents
Some children require support to be co-ordinated by the Local Authority. These children would undergo an Education, Health and Care EHCP Pathway. Visit the Nottshelpyourself website for more information. The leaflet below explains how the pathway works in Nottinghamshire.