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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Jeavons Primary School aims to provide an inclusive, happy, stimulating and challenging environment where everyone’s potential is valued, enabling them to become confident members of the wider community with respect for themselves and others. Abby Constable and Jenny Steward are our SENDCos (Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-Ordinators). Mrs Steward is the SENCo for Year 4 and is in school all day on Mondays. Mrs Constable is the SENCO for the rest of the school and is in all day Tuesday-Thursday. They can be contacted via the school office office@jeavonswood.org Ruth Poulton is the nominated SEND governor.

Lisa Hubbard is the Inclusion and Famliy Worker and is based in the Rainbow Room at the front of the school. Claire Grain, the Inclusion teaching Assistant and is mostly based with Key Stage 2. Together they run the Nurture Group Intervention. More information can be found below.

We are committed to providing equal opportunities, high quality education and care for all children in school, so they can reach their full potential. We strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination and develop an environment where all children flourish and feel safe.

This report, which can be downloaded from the panel on this page, outlines how Jeavons Wood Primary School supports children with SEND.

The Cam Academy Trust’s SEND framework can be found here

To access Cambridgeshire’s Local Offer please click here. This will show you what support is available in Cambridgeshire for parents or carers of children with a Special Educational Need or Disability.  

For students with medical needs, we follow Cambridgeshire County Council and Government guidelines, details of which are available here.

Interventions

We aim to provide the children with the best possible provision suited to their needs. Children with Special Educational Needs often need additional provision and we have a number of interventions we use.

Interventions are schemes of work we can follow to meet a range of needs; they can target academic areas such as spelling, reading, writing, number but also social and emotional areas such as increasing self-esteem and controlling emotions.

Some interventions take place once or twice a week.  Some can be daily. Children need access to high quality teaching inputs so interventions usually take place at appropriate times of the day that do not disrupt children taking part in these.

Please see our Interventions and Provision in the document on this page. This outlines all the assessments and interventions we can provide in school.

Social & Emotional Support

At Jeavons Wood our children are valued as individuals. We strive to support the general wellbeing of the children by helping them to become emotionally and mentally resilient.  We understand the importance of children's wellbeing and good mental health and the impact this can have on the ability to learn. 

Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) is one of the four Broad Areas of Special Needs and we have provision in place to meet the needs of children with difficulties in this area. For example, interventions such as SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning), There's a Volcano in My Tummy and Lego Therapy.

Mrs Lisa Hubbard is our Inclusion and Family Worker; she often provides emotional support for the children (regardless of if they have a special need or not). She has excellent links with outside agencies who can support children and their families.

Nurture Room

Our Nurture Group Intervention provides additional support for children with barriers to learning.   Mrs Hubbard (Inclusion and Family Worker) and Mrs Grain (Inclusion Teaching Assistant) run the group and work closely with the SENDCos to provide:  

  • a safe and predictable, structured environment
  • a differentiated curriculum, with roots in the Foundation Stage curriculum,  that has an emphasis on the development of social and emotional skills
  • activities and teaching that will enable the children to be successful back in their classroom
  • adults as positive role models for social communication and interaction 

The Nurture Group Intervention currently takes place three afternoons a week and can cater for 4-8 children. The Inclusion team work closely with the teachers to decide which children need to go in the Nurture Group; we assess the children before they go into the group and then review their progress once a term.

The Nurture Group Intervention Policy and information on the style of this intervention, called Little Acorns, is available to download from this page.  

Useful Links

The Avenue
www.theavenuesupport.co.uk

British Dyslexia Association
www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

National Autistic Society
www.autism.org.uk

British Deaf Association
www.bda.org.uk

Disability Alliance
www.help4me.info

Disability Living Fund
www.dlf.org.uk

Down Syndrome Association
www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

Citizens Advice Bureau
www.adviceguide.org.uk

Epilepsy
www.epilepsysociety.org.uk

Children’s communication charity
www.ican.org.uk

Pinpoint – Parent support
http://www.pinpoint-cambs.org.uk/

Council for Disabled Children
http://www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/

Eddies (formerly Cambridgeshire Mencap)
http://www.eddies.org.uk/

Contact a Family
http://www.cafamily.org.uk/

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