Morda CE School – Vision statement for SEN
At Morda Primary School we believe that it is important for all children to get the right support. ‘Children have a Special Educational Need (SEN) if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. Children have a learning difficulty if they:
At Morda, when we are concerned that a child may not be making expected progress in their learning, we intervene early to implement appropriate and effective support to overcome their barriers to learning. We show ‘Compassion’ and recognise that children with SEN are likely to need more support than others, while they are in school.
SEN support takes the form of a four-part cycle to enable us to develop a growing understanding of a pupil’s needs. This is known as our ‘Graduated Approach’.
We link with other schools, special schools, voluntary organisations, health and social service departments and Shropshire LEA. We provide personalised transition support to SEN pupils moving on to their Secondary Schools.
In a few cases if the child’s needs are severe and complex, a statutory assessment may be necessary. We use the LEA guidance to help make such decisions - an Education and Health Care plan may be issued by the authority.
At Morda, we work very hard to meet the different needs of all the children and their families. Some need a small helping hand and some understanding; others need a lot of care and support; everyone gets special treatment.