Special Educational Needs / IQM
September 2020 Covid 19 addendum for SEN policy:
In view of the extended time out of school for some of our pupils and the social, emotional changes they have experienced, we are adapting our approaches as needed on an individual case by case basis. This means that although we have a thorough, detailed risk assessment, we are aware that adjustments may need to be made to accommodate the needs of children for whom the new school year is more of a challenge. This may impact how a child comes into school, what support a child is offered during the school day and what additional resources might be offered in order to ensure each child feels safe and happy.
Communication with parents and carers is key to a successful transition back into school at this time. We therefore welcome contact and we hope then to work together collaboratively for the best outcome for each child. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are additional training courses being offered to both school staff and parents at the moment and we are keen to access these in order to best support the children.
For information on the Specialist Teaching and Learning Service (STLS) available for Sevenoaks District please see STLS Information for parents and carers leaflet.
More information can be found on the Kent SEND Offer website.
The Inclusion Quality Mark
Ofsted defines an educationally inclusive school as one in which the teaching and learning; achievements, attitudes and well-being of every young person matter.
Inclusion Quality Mark provides schools with a nationally recognised framework to guide their inclusion journey. When successful, their achievement is recognised through a system of highly valued awards that provide external validation of their inclusive status. There are over 5,500 schools in the UK who have either received an IQM Inclusive School Award, or are actively working towards meeting the standard required and Sevenoaks Primary School is proud to be one of them having just been awarded this status.
Inclusion promotes equal opportunities for all pupils, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. It pays particular attention to the provision made for, and the achievement of, different groups of pupils within a school and any pupils who are at risk of disaffection and exclusion.
Please read the attachment below to find out more.