Special Educational Needs

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

SENCO: Mrs Leanne Ho, Tel: 0208 892 1654, email:  info@orleans.richmond.sch.uk

 

Inclusion Manager: Mrs S Parsons

Leader of Learning: Mrs L Aguilar

Orleans Primary School is fully committed to meeting the needs of all the children who live in our local area. We are proud to be an inclusive and nurturing school that is fully prepared to offer the highest quality provision for all. This includes those children who have an Educational Health Care Plan. We currently have 9 pupils in the main school (including nursery) with an EHC plan. This represents 1.9% of our pupils’ population – which is below the national average. We feel that it is beneficial for children to grow up understanding that we are not all the same and learn to respect difference and diversity.

We also have 37 children on our Special Educational Needs Register, which represents 8% of our pupils' population. Those on the register are supported by having a termly Individual Education Plan (IEP) that contains targets for improvement and the strategies that will be put in place to achieve these targets (including interventions). The register is updated regularly by the SENCO. Support strategies are put in place to help children make progress and if necessary children are removed from the register and continued to be monitored by the SENCO and the Inclusion Manager. 

Despite this additional support, some children continue to find learning very hard and their progress is limited.  In these circumstances, the school requests advice from other professionals.  Advice may be sought from an Educational Psychologist; a Speech and Language Therapist; an occupational therapist or a Physiotherapist.

Admission Arrangements

The school’s Governing Body is committed to an inclusive Admissions Policy. We are also sympathetic to requests to admit SEN pupils with an EHC plan.  We are, however, mindful of the capacity within the school to meet the needs of a very large number of pupils with complex needs. The financial costs and management time costs incurred result in us having to judge whether the admission of another pupil with complex Special Educational Needs is compatible with the provision of efficient education for other pupils. Admission requests are therefore considered on an individual basis.

We have high expectations for all our pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs. We expect them to succeed and look to overcome any barriers they may be experiencing which are hindering their academic or social progress.  Some children receive additional support in and outside the classroom, but we are always careful about the possibility of stigmatisation, or a pupil missing out on a much loved subject, like PE.

 

Access Facilities for Pupils with SEN and our Accessibility Plan

We have an up-to-date Access Plan and this ensures that the needs of physical disabilities are not discriminated against, but instead given every advantage to access all parts of the school site.

We have prepared a report for parents and carers providing Special Educational Needs and Disability Information.  The report is available to read below

The SEN local offer page can be found here with further details below: www.kr.afcinfo.org.uk

Address

Orleans Primary School, Hartington Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3EN