Special Educational Needs

At Radipole Primary School, we aim to offer excellence and choice to all our children, whatever their ability or needs. We have high expectations of all our children and work towards ensuring that all pupils, regardless of their SEND needs make the best possible progress in school.  We aim to achieve this through the removal of barriers to learning and participation. We want all our children to feel that they are a valued part of our school community. Through appropriate curricular provision, we respect the fact that children:

  • have different educational and behavioural needs and aspirations;
  • require different strategies for learning;
  • acquire, assimilate and communicate information at different rates;
  • need a range of different teaching approaches and experiences

 

Our SENCO is Mrs Natalie Hilton. The SENCO’s role is primarily to:

  • coordinate all the support for children with SEND and develop the school’s SEND Policy to make sure all children get a consistent, high quality response to meeting their needs in school
  • liaise with all the other people who may be coming into school to help support your child’s learning
  • update the school’s SEND register (a system for ensuring all the SEND needs of pupils in this school are known) and making sure that there are excellent records of your child’s progress and needs
  • provide support for teachers and support staff in the school, so that they can help children with SEND achieve the best progress possible

If you have any concerns regarding SEN matters do not hesitate to contact Mrs Hilton on 01305 783353.

Local Authority Information 
Our SEN Information report outlines our offer of support for pupils with SEND.
This forms part of Dorset’s Local Offer which can be found here
More information on the Family Information Directory can be found here

In our Special Needs Information Report you can read about our provision and how we support those children who have Special Educational Needs, and their families.  Click here to read the Special Educational Needs Information Report