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Lake View Primary and Nursery School

A mainstream primary school catering for pupils from F1 to Year 6 pupils in Rainworth, Nottinghamshire.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Head Teachers Miss S Warrington
Telephone
01623 401404
E-mail
office@lakeview.notts.sch.uk
Website
www.lakeviewprimary.org

Where to go

Address
Lake View Primary & Nursery School
Rainworth Water Road
Rainworth
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
Postcode
NG21 0DU

Other Details

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Contact Name
Mrs E Watson
Contact Telephone
01623 401404
Contact Email
office@lakeview.notts.sch.uk
Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (4-10 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

1. What kinds of special educational needs does the school/setting make provision for?

Lake View Primary School is a mainstream setting. Our aim is to provide an inclusive curriculum, where every child is encouraged and given opportunity to reach their full potential.

2. (For mainstream schools & maintained nurseries only) How does the school/setting know if pupils need extra help and what should I do if I think that my child may have special educational needs?

Our aim is to identify the needs of pupils with SEN as early as possible. This is most effectively done by gathering information from parents, education, health and care services prior to the child’s entry into the school. If a child is already in school when concerns are raised, then this information gathering is started straight away so we can identify needs quickly. Strong links with outside agencies are built as soon as possible.

Continuous monitoring of those pupils with SEN by their teachers helps to ensure that they are able to reach their full potential. We use a variety of Teacher Assessment, formal tests and commercially produced screening materials to make accurate assessments.

All staff have a responsibility for the identification and assessment of pupils with SEN. However Mrs E Watson (our school SENCO) oversees this.

3.a) How does the school/setting evaluate the effectiveness of its provision for pupils with special educational needs?

The SLT, SENCO, and also TAs and teachers work together termly to look at quality of provision and what impact additional support has had and what needs to continue or change. Resources are then deployed effectively.

3.b) How will both the school/setting and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will the school/setting help me to support their learning?

The SLT, SENCO, and also TAs and teachers work together termly to look at quality of provision and what impact additional support has had and what needs to continue or change. Resources are then deployed effectively.

3.c) What is the school's approach to teaching pupils with special educational needs?

All staff in school are responsible for the teaching of SEN pupils. All staff are responsible for differentiating the curriculum to meet the needs of all learners. Provision maps are used to make clear the pupils targets and the provision they need to receive.

3.d) How will the curriculum and learning be matched to my child/young person's needs?

The school aims for all children to access the curriculum at a level appropriate for them to reach their full potential, and the expectation is that teachers and support staff plan their curriculum accordingly. We aim to provide a learning environment that all pupils can access, and reasonable adjustments will be made for children as and when needed.

3.e) How are decisions made about the type and amount of support my child/young person will receive?

Pupils may receive additional supportin school, this is decided by the SENCO in discussion with class teachers, parents and TAs. Some pupils with SEND may access additional funding from outside the school budget. This additional funding might be from a budget which is devolved to and moderated by the Family of Schools. The funding is known as Additional Family Needs funding (AFN) (The Family of Schools comprises of a secondary school and its feeder primary schools). For those with the most complex needs, additional funding is retained by the local authority. This is known as Higher Level Needs Funding (HLN) This is accessed through the Family of Schools. The Family SENCO will refer individual applications to a multi-agency panel, which is administered by the Local Authority, who will determine whether the level and complexity of need meets the threshold for this funding.

Pupils with SEN may also be eligible for access arrangements for public examinations.

3.f) How will my child/young person be included in activities outside the classroom, including school trips?

All pupils with SEN can access our extra-curricular activities such as after school clubs, educational visits and residential visits.

Staff leading these clubs and visits will be made aware of any individual needs of SEN pupils and these pupils can be planned for accordingly.

3.g) What support will there be for my child/young person's overall well-being?

The school ensures it meets all statutory expectations regarding safeguarding, including for pupils with SEN.

Pupils can also access social and emotional development opportunities through programmes run by our TAs or through programmes run by outside providers, such as Think Children.

The school has clear policies and procedures for the administration of medicines and for providing personal care. Pupils may also have an individual healthcare plan if appropriate.

4. (For mainstream schools and maintained nurseries) Who is the school/setting's special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) and what are their contact details.

The people responsible for overseeing the provision for children with SEN are our Head Teacher, Miss Warrington, our Deputy Head Teacher and SENCO Mrs E Watson and our Governor for SEN, Mrs Windibank..

The person co-ordinating the day to day provision of education for pupils with SEN is our SENCO, Mrs E Watson.

5. a) What training have staff supporting special educational needs had and what is planned?

We aim to keep all school staff up to date with relevant training and developments in teaching practice in relation to the needs of pupils with SEN.
The SENCO attends relevant SEN courses, Family SEN meetings and facilitates/signposts relevant SEN focused external training opportunities for all staff.

We recognise the need to train all our staff on SEN issues. The SENCO, with the senior leadership team, ensures that training opportunities are matched to school development priorities and those identified through the use of provision management. Training may also need to be matched to the needs of the children currently in school, or those we are expecting into school in the future.

5.b) What specialist services and expertise are available or accessed by the setting/school?

The school continues to build strong working relationships and links with external support services in order to fully support our SEN pupils and aid school inclusion.
Sharing knowledge and information with our support services is key to the effective and successful SEN provision within our school.

Organisations involved with our school include Educational Psychology Service, Specialist Families Support Service, Speech and Language Therapists, Think Children, Social Care, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and the local Surestart group.

6. How will equipment and facilities to support pupils with special educational needs secured? How accessible is the school/setting?

Most of the school and its grounds are fully accessible for pupils with SEN including wheelchair users. The school has a disabled toilet and changing facilities.

Any further equipment needed can be accessed through our links with the Physical Disability Support Service.

7. What are the arrangements for consulting parents of pupils with special educational needs? How will be I involved in the education of my child/young person?

All parents will be able to access visits to the school before their child enters the setting. They will also have twice yearly consultation with their child’s teacher about progress as well as an annual written report. In addition to this, parents of pupils with additional school or family funding will have a termly review meeting to discuss progress, provision and targets for their child.

The school operates on an open door policy, and if parents have any concerns in between these meetings they can make arrangements to speak to the class teacher or SENCO.

8. What are the arrangements for consulting young people with SEN and involving them in their education?

Pupils will regularly be asked to review their own progress and also to discuss what their future targets should be, at a level appropriate to their age group.

9. What do I do if I have a concern or complaint about the SEN provision made by the school/setting?

If a parent or carer has any concerns or complaints regarding the care or welfare of their child, an appointment can be made by them to speak to the SENCO, who may be able to discuss and resolve any concerns. In the event of any issue not being resolved, parents will be advised on formal procedures for complaint, in line with our School’s Complaints procedure.

10. How does the governing body involve other organisations and services (e.g. health, social care, local authority support services and voluntary organisations) in meeting the needs of pupils with special educational needs and supporting the families of such pupils?

The school continues to build strong working relationships and links with external support services in order to fully support our SEN pupils and aid school inclusion.
Sharing knowledge and information with our support services is key to the effective and successful SEN provision within our school.

Organisations involved with our school include Educational Psychology Service, Specialist Families Support Service, Speech and Language Therapists, Think Children, Social Care, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and the local Surestart group.

11. How does the school/setting seek to signpost organisations, services etc who can provide additional support to parents/carers/young people?

Any parent wishing to contact support services can access contact details through Mrs E Watson, our school SENCO. Alternatively, they can access information through the County’s Local Offer, through this link. www.nottinghamshire.sendlocaloffer.org.uk.

12. How will the school/setting prepare my child/young person to: i) Join the school/setting?

The school SENCO, Mrs E Watson will arrange any additional transition arrangements required for any pupils leaving or joining our school. She will work with the parents and the SENCO from the previous or receiving school to ensure a smooth transition.

ii) Transfer between phases of education (e.g. early years to primary, primary to secondary etc)?

The school SENCO, Mrs Stafford will arrange any additional transition arrangements required for any pupils leaving or joining our school between phases, including those moving to secondary school at Year 6. She will work with the parents and the SENCO from the previous or receiving school to ensure a smooth transition.

iii) Prepare for adulthood and independent living?

As a primary school, adulthood and independent living are very far into the future for our pupils. 

However, we set foundations for making good relationships with others by using activities such as Nurture Groups and our curriculum aims to promote practical life skills for all, including those with SEN,

13. Where can I access further information?

The Local Authority’s Local Offer can be found at www.nottinghamshire.sendlocaloffer.org.uk

The school’s and Family of school’s Local Offer can be found on this website.

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