Codnor Primary School's SEND information report sets out what we provide for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) throughout their time with us. It explains how we support them on to the next stage of their education. Our SEND policy gives more detail about our day-to-day procedures.
Derby Local Authority also publishes on its website a Derbyshire Local Offer – setting out a wide range of information about the specialist services, schools, colleges and organisations which can provide support and information for families of children and young people with SEND. It explains the procedures for requesting an assessment for an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP). You will also find information about:
The purpose of our school's SEND information report is to inform parents and carers about:
We will keep our SEND information report under review by asking parents and children what is working well and what they want to improve.
We are a Derbyshire Primary School for children from Nursery to Year 6. Pupils can start nursery at the intake after their third birthday. Our most recent 2016 OFSTED report noted: "Teachers know the children well and take great care to match the learning to the needs of the children so that they make good progress." And "Teaching assistants provide effective additional support for pupils, both in class and in small groups, to help them to understand the ideas that are being taught."
We asked our pupils with SEND to say how they felt about different aspects of school. The survey was anonymous because we wanted to know what they really thought. The following responses are 'most or all of the time':
We aim to deliver "A purposeful journey for the whole child, which equips our pupils with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in all aspects of life, both inside and outside of the classroom." Click here for more information about our curriculum.
Our website at www.codnor.derbyshire.sch.uk contains the SEND information report and SEND policy. The school office can give you copies of school policies. All pupils on our additional needs register have a leaflet sent home to inform parents and carers about the types of support their child is receiving and how well they are doing in these areas. This is called a Personal Learning Plan (PLP).
If you would like to talk to a member of staff about any part of our SEND provision, please contact the school office. We can arrange for the appropriate member of staff to speak with you over the phone or meet you in person to answer your questions.
Mr James Blake is the school's Headteacher, and Miss Harriet McKirdy is the SENDCO. Our Governor for SEND has a responsibility for monitoring and supporting the school on SEND matters for our governing body. This post will be filled shortly.
Codnor Primary School’s SEND information report links to the information which Derbyshire Local Authority provides for parents and carers of children with SEND. You can see this on its website here: www.localoffer.derbyshire.gov.uk.