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 Highfield Nursery School SEND Information report for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities SEND

 

Mission Statement:

At Highfield we are committed to inclusive practice because we believe that all children are entitled to have their individual needs appropraitely supported in order to participate fully in our settings, which we feel is Every Child's Right... (UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: www.unicef.org.uk)

 

What kind of Special Educational Needs provision is met at our centre?


We are a fully inclusive setting and work with families and other professionals to integrate children with a broad range of needs

 

How are children with Special Educational Needs identified and assessed?

There are a number of sources of information we use in the identification and assessment of children with special educational needs:

·         Parents inform us when registering their child of any additional needs  they know their child has

·         Some children may be referred by other professionals

·         Information from previous settings.

·         If a child enters our setting without any prior concerns teachers and other staff may identify needs through observation and assessment against age expectations within the EYFS.

 

Is our environment accessible for children with additional needs?

There is level access to all the buildings at all entrances to assist people with physical difficulties gaining access to the building. Adult and children’s toilets with disabled facilities are available. 

 

What happens if my child is identified as having additional needs?

They would be referred to the centre’s SENDCO who will co-ordinate any extra support your child may need. This may be with internal staff or external agencies depending on your child’s needs.

 

Who is the centre’s SENDCO and what do they do?

The SENDCO is the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator. Our SENDCO is Yvonne Spoors. She will co-ordinate meetings between parents and any external professional services who may work directly with your child or their observations may contribute to targeted support and intervention.

The SEND governor is Claire Reay. Our Educational Psychologist is Anita Soni.

 

Will I get regular updates on how my child is doing?


We have an open-door policy and encourage parents to share with staff their child’s successes and needs. Talk to your child’s key worker to discuss progress on a day to day basis. Planned meetings to review progress will take place termly.

Parents and carers also have access to their child’s On-line Tapestry learning journey which records observations, photographs and assessments of their child on which they can comment and leave their own observations.

 

How do we support transition?

We aim to make times of transition as easy as possible for the children in Nursery.

When starting at our Nursery we:

·         Complete a home visit to meet the child and their family

·         Hold discussions with staff from previous settings

·         Read any relevant reports

·         Provide induction

During the day we:

·         Provide visual timetables

·         Talk about changes to the day

·         Use a ‘now’ and ‘next’ board if necessary

When moving to a Primary School we:

·         Invite the SENDCO and key staff from the school into Nursery

·         Talk to the key staff at the new school about things that will help your child to learn and be happy at school

·         Arrange extra visits to the new school with a member of staff from our school

·         Talk to the child about their new school

·         Provide photographs of their new school

Refer to our Transition policy for more information

 

Training

Each year training is co-ordinated accordingly to the current cohort.  Other training is updated accordingly.

 

Complaints

Step 1  Speak to key worker or class teacher

Step 2  Headteacher  

Step 3  Governors 

Step 4  External (see complaints procedure)

 

Who are the support services that can help parents and pupils who have special educational needs?

·         SEN Parent Partnership 0121 303 5004 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         SENAR 0121 303 1888

·         Children’s Information and Advice Service 0121 303 1888

·         Family West Midlands This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Web: www.cafamily.org.uk  0121 415 4624


How can parents find Birmingham Local Authority’s local offer published and what is My care in Birmingham?

Birmingham City Council's social care, education and family services information and advice and Birmingham Local Authority’s local offer is found at www.mycareinbirmingham.org.uk

 

 Highfield Nursery School 

 Parents and children at the 'SEN support' stage of the Graduated Approach of the Code of Practice (where the children were working on specific targets and who had external agency support) that leave the provision are asked to complete a questionnaire

Parents were asked to rate each question

Strongly Agree

Agree

Do not Agree

Not sure

 

Copy of Questionnaires below:
 

SEND Questionnaire 1

Dear Parents, we are asking you to fill out this questionnaire as we would like your honest feedback on the specific support your child received whilst at Highfield Nursery School. The questionnaire is anonymous and does not require you to put your name to it.

We will be putting the results of the questionnaire on the school website.

Please answer the following questions, ticking the relevant box

  1. When I raised concerns about my child or it was raised by the staff I felt I was given opportunity to discuss my child’s needs in depth with the Class teacher and or one of the Special Educational Needs Team.
Strongly Agree

Agree

Do not Agree

Not Sure

  1. I  was happy with the support my child received
Strongly Agree

Agree

Do not Agree

Not Sure

  1. I was given a copy of my child’s targets and I understood what the nursery was doing  to achieve them
Strongly Agree

Agree

Do not Agree

Not Sure

  1. I was given ideas on how to help my child at home to achieve the targets
Strongly Agree

Agree

Do not Agree

Not Sure

  1. I felt I was able to talk to the staff about my child’s needs
Strongly Agree

Agree

Do not Agree

Not Sure

  1. I regularly received feedback on my child’s progress and was I was given opportunity to say how things were going at home.
Strongly Agree

Agree

Do not Agree

Not Sure

  1. I am happy with the progress my child made whilst at Highfield Nursery School
Strongly Agree

Agree

Do not Agree

Not Sure

  1. Any comments

Result of SEN Questionnaire 1

  1. When I raised concerns about my child or it was raised by the staff I felt I was given opportunity to discuss my child’s needs in depth with the Class teacher and or one of the Special Educational Needs Team.
Strongly Agree

Agree

Do not Agree

Not Sure

100%

  1. I  was happy with the support my child received
Strongly Agree

Agree

Do not Agree

Not Sure

100%

  1. I was given a copy of my child’s targets and I understood what the nursery was doing  to achieve them
Strongly Agree

Agree

Do not Agree

Not Sure

100%

  1. I was given ideas on how to help my child at home to achieve the targets
Strongly Agree

Agree

Do not Agree

Not Sure

100%

  1. I felt I was able to talk to the staff about my child’s needs
Strongly Agree

Agree

Do not Agree

Not Sure

100%

  1. I regularly received feedback on my child’s progress and was I was given opportunity to say how things were going at home.
Strongly Agree

Agree

Do not Agree

Not Sure

100%

  1. I am happy with the progress my child made whilst at Highfield Nursery School.
Strongly Agree

Agree

Do not Agree

Not Sure

100%

  1. Any comments

"I cannot thank the staff of Highfield for all they have done with my child.  I would like to thank them for giving me the opportunity for my child to be part of Highfield.  I do not know what I would do without them they worked wonders." - Parent