At Denham Green E-Act Primary Academy we strive to support all children to enable them to reach their potential at school.

In order to achieve this many steps are taken to support them through their learning journey.

Quality teaching is vital; however for some children there are occasions when additional support may be needed to help them achieve their targets.

Inclusion

At Denham Green E-Act Primary Academy, we believe every child should be challenged to reach their potential. Some children may have needs which are different from, and additional, to their peers and therefore may require additional support or intervention to achieve their potential.

Additional support

Each pupil’s education programme will be planned by the class teacher. It will be differentiated accordingly to suit the pupil’s individual needs. This may include additional general support by the teacher or teaching assistant in class.

The inclusion manager meets regularly with the team to ensure good practice is shared and any arising issues are addressed quickly.

Learning support assistants support alongside the teacher in the classroom and when appropriate lead small group and one to one intervention to meet individual needs.

If a pupil has needs related to more specific areas of their education, such as spelling, handwriting, numeracy and literacy skills etc. then the pupil will be placed in a small focus group.

This will be run by the teacher or teaching assistant. The length of time of the intervention will vary according to need but will generally be for a term. The interventions will be regularly reviewed by all involved to ascertain the effectiveness of the provision and to inform future planning.

The inclusion team

At the academy, we have a dedicated team whom work closely with the teaching staff to support children with additional needs.

Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator is Mrs Manraj Tawana, who can be contacted on 01895 833369. She is also our Inclusion Team Lead.

Meet our Inclusion manager

Inclusion Team:

  • Mrs Holloway
  • Mrs Klamut
  • Mrs Lomas
  • Mrs Macleod
  • Mrs Smith
  • Miss Whitley

We have a strong team who are well equipped to meet the needs of our pupils and where appropriate liaise closely with outside agencies to support children with a greater level of need effectively.

The agencies we regularly work closely with are:

  1. The educational psychology service
  2. The occupational therapy service
  3. The speech and language service
  4. The specialist teacher service – hearing support and visual support teams
  5. The Cognition and Learning team

Progress

At Denham Green E-Act Primary Academy we track pupil progress rigorously. Pupil progress meetings are held regularly to monitor the progress of the SEN and more vulnerable pupils within each year group. This also means that pupils who are not making progress are identified swiftly, interventions are evaluated and other interventions are implemented in order to meet individual needs.

Useful documents

For more detailed information about how the academy support children with additional needs please consult the following documents:

SEND Policy

Accessibility plan

School information report

Further information

If you have any concerns about your child regarding special educational needs and/or disability, please feel free to make an appointment with Mrs Tawana at the academy office.

In addition, Buckinghamshire Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support (SENDIAS) service provide impartial information and advice on SEND to:

  • Children and young people with SEND
  • Their parents/ carers

If you would like help from this service, including independent support please call 01296 383754 or email sendias@buckscc.gov.uk

Leaflets about this service are also available from Mrs Tawana.

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