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Kingsnorth Primary School

KingsnorthChurch of England Primary School

Inclusion

Further information about inclusion around Special Educational Needs and Disabilities can be found here

We pride ourselves on our inclusive practice and our attitude towards including all children and adults in school life.

We were recently recognised nationally for our inclusion and how we work with other schools to develop inclusive practices. Click on the image below to see our IQM Flagship award annual evaluation. It is a whole school acknowledgement about our approach and attitude towards inclusion across many areas of school life.

If you have any questions around any aspect of SEND, please contact Miss Moore, our SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) at - senco@kingsnorth.kent.sch.uk 

Inclusion Quality Mark | IQM Inclusive School Award

Inclusion and Wellbeing support for our pupils

What is Inclusion in our school?

We welcome everyone into our school family. Kingsnorth C.E. Primary School endeavours to make available truly inclusive provision to ensure that all pupils, including those pupils identified with SEND, can enjoy and benefit from a broad and balanced education. We provide all pupils with access to the National Curriculum at an appropriate level, so that each pupil may achieve their full potential.

Every pupil at Kingsnorth C.E. Primary School is very much valued as an individual and their needs are assessed as such. We welcome any child, and endeavour to maintain a supportive working relationship with parents and carers.

We pride ourselves on being an 'inclusive' community minded school where we work together for the benefit of all children that we care for. Our team works tirelessly to improve the outcomes and opportunities for all children, aiming to have a positive impact on their lives. We work hard as a team and our very proud of the strong links we have with our families, our local church, the Diocese and the local and wider community.  

This is underpinned by our School Values and our 5 Christian Values with run as a core strand through our school community and everything that we do.

We are very proud to be an Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM) school as a 'Flagship School'!. More information can be found on this by clicking on the logo above.

Special Educational Need and Disabilities

In this section of the website we will outline the changes to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEN and D) and how this relates to children in Kingsnorth CEP School. We will outline how the new 'Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25' will put in place in our school and what it means for our children.

As of September 1st 2014 the new ‘Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years' for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities was introduced by the Government with statutory guidance for schools.  This came about because of changes made to the ‘Children and Families Act 2014’. 

A summary of the main changes to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities as a result of these changes can be found here.

To look at a copy of the Code of Practice please see below.

Part of the changes made include a requirement that all local Authorities produce a ‘Local Offer’, outlining what the Authority offer to support children with SEN and D. You can find this by clicking on the following link.

www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs

As a school we are also required to set out our own ‘Local Offer’ stating what our school will do to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. This is in the new 'Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy and Information Sharing Report'.  The link to this policy can be found below.

The definition of ‘Special Educational Needs’ is set out in the new code of practice and is:-

 ‘A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

• has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age

• has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions’. (Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years,  DfE 2014)

Makaton

This is something we are continuing to develop across the whole school team across all age ranges as a support tool to aid the communication for all children and adults.

Being able to communicate is one of the most important skills we need in life. Almost everything we do involves communication; everyday tasks such as learning at school, asking for food and drink, sorting out problems, making friends and having fun. These all rely on our ability to communicate with each other.

Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order.

With Makaton, children and adults can communicate straight away using signs and symbols. Many people then drop the signs or symbols naturally at their own pace, as they develop speech.