Archdeacon Cambridge’s CE Primary School
Special Educational Needs Information Report
(School Offer for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)
‘Be happy, love learning and achieve in a welcoming Christian community’
Assistant Head and Inclusion Manager (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator): Ms T Du Bery contactable via the School Office
In the world God has made we celebrate the order and diversity of creation; we seek to develop the gifts He has given us and we respect and affirm the value of each individual in God’s sight. We recognise that as teachers we are a model in our own attitudes to the character we seek to develop in our pupils. We learn different aspects of spirituality in every subject for example analytical thinking, teamwork, creative appreciation. Through developing spirituality we learn to appreciate our environment, our community and the wider world.
Special Educational Needs and Disability
All Richmond maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disability and are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with a Special Educational Need/s and / or Disability being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible, where families want this to happen. Information about how Richmond supports children with SEN (called their local offer) can be found on their website. The Local Authority Accessibility Strategy can be found here. Please see the questions below for more information about how we support children with Special Educational Needs at Archdeacon Cambridge’s. Further information can be found in our Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy.
Archdeacon Cambridge’s is a mainstream primary school for children aged 3 – 11 years.
What is Special Educational Needs?
Children with Special Educational Needs have learning difficulties that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. These children may need extra or different help from that given to others.
Special Educational Needs are broadly defined by the following four areas of need:
- Communication and Interaction
- Cognition and learning
- Social, emotional and mental health
- Sensory and / or physical needs
English as an Additional Language (EAL) Support
There are currently over 21 languages spoken at Archdeacon. Our community includes many families with a home language other than English.
The priority for our EAL speakers is to ensure pupils access the curriculum and continue to make progress alongside their peers. We provide targeted intervention where appropriate using a variety of resources including teaching and learning materials aimed at supporting pupils’ language development.
Where necessary we will liaise with outside agencies for additional pupil assessment and support.