Special Needs Offer
Eastrop’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) is Mrs. O'Sullivan, our Assistant Head Teacher, who is responsible for co-coordinating the day to day provision of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Our link governor is Clare Brewster.
Eastrop's Special Needs Information Report
Please click this link to read our SEN Information report.
All children have an entitlement to be taught a broad and balanced curriculum. For children with SEND we provide an additional level of support and differentiation according to identified needs.
We ensure children with additional needs have access to all activities with appropriate support as required. This may include support for physical, medical, learning, mental and emotional and social needs. We assess children when they start at Eastrop and regularly during their time with us to ensure that we are identifying any additional needs as they arise.
A child with SEND has an individual education plan called ‘My Plan’ in which we collaboratively set specific targets and resources with parents. When external professionals such as speech and language therapists, educational psychologists or doctors are involved, they are also invited to contribute and this may be towards a more complex Statement of Education Need or Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).
At Eastrop the Governing Body and staff are committed to early intervention and support for pupils with SEND. In order to achieve this, governors:
- Ensure that the school has an SEND policy and review it on a regular basis
- Expect staff to identify children with SEND and monitor their progress carefully
- Ensure appropriate staffing and training where finances permit
- Appoint a governor responsible for SEND
- Ensure that pupils with SEND are fully integrated and not discriminated against