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Special Education and Disabilities Co-ordinator: Miss K Winn

Assistant Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator: Miss K Baxter

At Great Coates Primary School, we believe that every teacher is a teacher of every child including those with special educational needs. We try to meet the needs of all children as effectively as possible. We endeavour to provide a caring, happy and secure environment where each child’s true potential can be fulfilled. We work with “the whole child” by giving consideration to the child’s academic, physical, emotional and social needs.
We are committed to narrowing the attainment gap between SEND and non-SEND children where appropriate, ensuring they meet their personalised targets. This will include the provision of learning interventions developed on an individual needs basis and focusing on achievable outcomes. We carefully monitor progress and work in
partnership with parents and outside agencies to ensure we raise the level of achievement of all our children.

We are committed to creating opportunities to enable all of our children to succeed. This is achieved by promoting positive feelings of self-worth, high esteem, confidence and mutual respect. We are committed to an inclusive practice to ensure that all of our children can work happily and co-operatively alongside each other.

Decisions on the admission of pupils with an Education Health Care (EHC) Plan or statement of special educational needs are made by the Local Authority, in consultation with the school. The admission arrangements for pupils without an EHC Plan/statement of special educational needs do not discriminate against or disadvantage disabled children or those with special educational needs and will follow the usual school admissions procedures.

Our SEND Policy (see the link below) aims to provide useful information for parents about how SEND is approached at this school.

Parents/carers are always welcome and encouraged to come and discuss their child’s progress and/or development with their class teacher, the School’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (Miss Winn) or the Assistant Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (Miss Baxter)

If you have a complaint about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities please contact school directly. Our complaints procedure is located in the Parents section of this website.  You can alternatively contact the Local Authority Special Educational Needs Service. Manager.  Email: [email protected]  Telephone: 01472 323236