Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
A pupil may be placed on our Special Needs register if a teacher has concerns about their learning progress at school or if they have a problem with hearing, vision, speech, behavior or mobility. This means that the teacher and other adults working with that pupil are paying particular attention to their needs. They may ask that the pupil gets extra help from a specialist teacher who works in the school. The special educational needs co-ordinator will talk to the parent about the programme planned for the child and will regularly review their progress.
If a pupil continues to show no progress despite these special arrangements, the school may decide with the parent’s agreement, to ask for support from specialists like an educational psychologist or speech therapist and in some cases, apply for an Education, Health and care plan. This is when professionals from outside school assess the child’s progress. If a EHC plan is granted, the pupil will usually be given a Specialist Teacher and/or a Special Needs Assistant to work with them in class for part of the week. This is in addition to any extra help the school is already giving.
The school’s special needs coordinators Nasima Khanom and Syeda Begum (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be happy to talk with you if you have any questions relating to your child’s special needs and can provide you with a copy of our policy in this area if you wish. There is also a school governor you can speak to if you have any questions (the school office can arrange an appointment).
SEND documents and reports
- SEND Policy 2023-2024
- SEND Information Report 2023-2024
- Accessibility Plan and Policy
Provision for our most able or talented pupils
All pupils at Blue Gate Fields Junior School are entitled to a structured, balanced and challenging curriculum that is suited to their needs and their aspirations. Providing enriching learning experiences for all our pupils is vital and this includes specific provision for the most able. We believe that the development of provision for gifted, talented and most able pupils will improve provision for pupils of all abilities.
We aim to:
- Recognise and support the abilities, personal qualities and talents of all pupils;
- Promote a sense of enjoyment and excitement in learning and a culture of high expectations for all pupils;
- Ensure that all children receive an education appropriate to their abilities;
- Provide challenge for all, including the most able, employing a range of teaching methods which encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own learning;
- Develop a recognition and awareness of talented and most able pupils and their individual strengths;
- Ensure that all teachers share responsibility for the monitoring of pupils, including the most able;
- Recognise under-achievement and seek to remove barriers to learning;
- Provide opportunities for all pupils to develop their strengths through high quality extra-curricular activities and curriculum enrichment, including specific provision for gifted, talented and able pupils;
- Consider the personal, social and emotional needs of all pupils, including those of our most able;
- Work in partnership with parents to maximise the opportunities for pupils to reach their potential;
- Celebrate the achievements of all pupils.