Children with Special Education Needs & Disabilities
WHAT IS THE SCHOOL LOCAL OFFER?
The St Alban’s Primary School local offer explains what we provide for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEN/D). It explains, in one place, how we support them and help them transition to the next stage of their education. Our SEN policy gives more detail about our day to day procedures. This can be found below.
The purpose of our ‘Local Offer’ is to inform parents and carers about:
•How we welcome children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities – SEN/D;
•How we support them in all aspects of school life and remove barriers to inclusion;
•How we work in partnership with parents/carers and children;
•How we make effective provision for all of our children with special educational needs and disabilities – SEN/D.
Camden Local Authority also publishes on its website a Camden Local Offer – setting out a wide range of information about specialist services, schools, colleges and organisations that can provide support and information for families of children and young people with SEN/D. It explains the procedures for requesting an assessment for an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) – which is replacing the SEN statement. You will also find information about:
•Where to go for advice and guidance on SEN and Disability matters
•Leisure activities for children with SEN/D
•Arrangements for resolving disagreements and mediation
The link for Camden Local Offer website is available below.
WHAT KIND OF SCHOOL IS ST ALBAN’S?
We are a Church of England Primary school for children from 4 to 11 in the borough of Camden with one class per year group and a nursery for children aged 3-4. Children start school in our Reception Class in the school year that they turn 5 (they do not have to have attended our Nursery).
Our most recent OFSTED report was published in January 2014 judging us outstanding. You can read the full report by following the Ofsted link.
“The school is fully inclusive. As a result disabled pupils, those who have special educational needs and those who speak English as additional language, including those from Bangladeshi heritage, make outstanding progress. This is as a result of appropriate well-timed interventions, excellent resources and small-group support.“
“The LA use the school as a centre of excellence.” OFSTED JAN 2014
“ #inclusion is something St AlbansCamden practises brilliantly #ilovemyschool “ Parent via twitter 2014
OUR VISION AND VALUES
As a church school firmly rooted in the teachings, values and spiritual life of the Church Of England, we aim for all children to be successful independent learners and effective decision makers. We value the individual and are committed to inclusive education, equal opportunities and respect for all. In partnership with governors, parents and the local community, we strive to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes high achievement for all children, developing within the individual self-confidence, motivation, aspiration and the ability to work with others.
St Alban’s is founded on the three God-given virtues of Faith, Hope and Love.
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