Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Kingstone and Thruxton Primary School is dedicated to being an Inclusive school with the aim of ensuring that all children achieve their potential. Some children have special educational needs and our school is committed in providing appropriate support for all children to ensure that they make good progress. We are committed to:
- Catering for every pupil’s learning needs
- Providing a fully inclusive community of which every pupil is an important part
- Celebrating diversity and differences
- Building our pupils’ self-esteem and recognising their achievements at every level
- Working closely together with parents of pupils with SEN/D
- Identifying SEN/D early and putting appropriate support in place
- Training our staff so that they can help children learn in the way that suits them best.
Who can I contact if I want to find out more?
Mrs Elissa Vigus - Headteacher
Miss Paige Nicholas – Assistant Headteacher/SENDCo
Or you can contact the school office on 01981 250338 who can put you in touch with the personnel above.
What do I do if I think my child has special educational needs?
If you have any concerns about your child, first of all talk to your child's class teacher. We value information from our parents about their child, as this helps us to plan to meet the needs of your child better.
Support and interventions
Our practice at Kingstone and Thruxton Primary school is inclusive, and we believe that all children should have opportunities to progress to their best ability. Some pupils benefit from extra support in one or more areas of learning and this is tracked through the use of Provision Mapping. Pupils with more complex needs will have Personal Provision Plans. Parents will be able to discuss their child's Interventions both during Parent Review days and in extra meetings throughout the year if necessary.
Some pupils who take part in interventions may have special educational needs and others will take part because they need some extra support in a very specific area of learning.
Pupils may go out in a small group or receive the extra support in class. Interventions are run by our skilled teaching assistants or teachers. At the end of a term, pupils’ progress is evaluated at Pupil Progress Meetings and the class teacher and SENCO decides what is next for that child.
- ipsea.org.uk– A useful site for free, legally based Special Education advice
- autism.org.uk– The National Autistic Society website, the main UK charity for supporting people with ASD and their families (contains lots of useful advice and resources)
- attentionautism.com– For more information on Attention Autism and how you can support your child to develop attention and turn-taking skills
- widgit.com/resources- Symbolled resources for different topics and areas of life, including resources for fire safety and about visiting the doctors/dentists
- special-needs-kids.co.uk– An information directory for parents and carers
- iassnetwork.co.uk– Advice and support for parents of children with SEN
- autismuk.com– Lots of information on ASD
- downs-syndrome.org.uk– Advice and support, including booklets to help with independent toileting, sleeping and managing behaviour
- autismspeaks.org– A comprehensive site, with a useful resource library
- oneplaceforspecialneeds.com/main/library_social_stories.html- A really useful set of social stories to share with children, covering topics ranging from coping with a new baby in the family to getting a haircut to making friends. The National Autistic Society website also provides guidance on writing your own personalised social stories
Helpful, fun websites with highly visual games for using with your children to consolidate early skills:
Please click on the links below for information about Additional Needs: