What can I expect from Newtown Nursery School if my child has Special Educational Needs or a Disability?
🔵 Open and honest communication
🔵 A partnership approach
🔵 Appropriate and effective teaching and learning
We are an inclusive nursery and we support the needs of all children, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
Such needs include:
- Cognition and learning
- Communication and interaction
- Social emotional and mental health difficulties
- Sensory and/or physical needs •Complex medical needs
The areas of need listed above are as stated within the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 0-25 (2015) which can be found by using the following link:
Our child-centred curriculum ensures that all children are motivated to actively engage in their learning.
All children in nursery have support through differentiation and our child centered curriculum. This means that activities are planned according to the level that the child is working at. This can include a variety of adaptations including, changes to physical environment, use of resources, changes to teaching styles as well as levels of adult support.
The school has its own equal opportunities policy and the principles are incorporated into all aspects of our curriculum, staff training and school policies. We value all children equally and strive to create an open learning environment for all children, where they have the opportunity to share, explore and celebrate a rich variety of cultural diversity, free of prejudice and discrimination.
We are here to help…
Every child has a key worker who will support your child to ensure their individual needs are met. You will have the opportunity to speak to your child’s key worker daily. Below are the team that support the children who have special educational needs and/or a disability.
Our Inclusion Team...
+ Deputy Head Teacher
+Developing Local Provision
+ SEND Governor (Cluster)
If you have any concerns about your child's learning or development, you may wish to talk to a member of our inclusion team.
We operate an 'open door policy', so we are always available to support you.
0121 675 8876
What will happen if the Nursery/I have concerns about my child?
|Key worker or parent/carer has a concern about their child's development|
|Key worker, Inclusion Manager and parent/carer will meet to talk about their concerns. A plan of support will be agreed and a review date will be set.|
|The nursery will monitor progress.|
|Key worker, Inclusion Manager, parent/carer will meet to discuss your child's progress. Targets will be set depending on your child's specific area of need. An appropriate plan of support will be agreed and a review date will be set. Your child may need support from a specialised service or outside agency. This will be discussed with you and with your permission a referral will be made by the Inclusion Manager/SENDCO. Your child may need additional adult support. The Inclusion Manager/SENDCO will talk to you about this and ask your permission to apply for additional funding.|
|The nursery team will facilitate your child's plan and the advice given by outside agencies.|
|The Inclusion Manager/SENDCO and the nursery team will monitor your child's progress and will meet with you regularly to discuss how your child is getting on and plan for future support.|
|After a period of intervention some children may need an Education Health Care Plan, this will be discussed with you and a Team Around the Child meeting will be arranged.|
UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
ARTICLE 3: The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all decisions and actions that affect children.
ARTICLE 5: Governments must respect the rights and responsibilities of parents and carers to provide guidance and direction to their child as they grow up, so that they fully enjoy their rights. This must be done in a way that recognises the child’s increasing capacity to make their own choices.
ARTICLE 6: Every child has a right to life. Governments must do all they can to ensure that children survive and develop to their full potential.
ARTICLE 23: A child with a disability has the right to live a full a decent life with dignity and as far as possible, independence and to play an active part in the community. Governments must do all they can to support disabled children and their families.
ARTICLE 28: Every child has a right to an education.
ARTICLE 29: Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full
ARTICLE 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.