Special Educational Needs And Disability (SEND)
At Duston Eldean, our inclusive culture, built on the foundation of a caring, respectful and reflective environment, ensures that all pupils are supported and motivated to achieve their full potential.
Staff strive to include all children with regard for their specific needs and an understanding that each child is unique and individual. Collaborative work between school staff, families and outside agencies aims to identify children with additional needs as early as possible and support these pupils using a systematic approach of assess, plan, do, review. The first response to addressing a child’s needs is quality first teaching as well as delivery of strategies from our Universal Offer. Where a child’s needs continue to require further support following the first response, targeted, additional provision is established. Short step targets are set and appropriate scaffolds are utilised to support pupils’ communication, academic, social, emotional, mental health or physical needs. At all stages of the support and monitoring cycle, the voice of the pupil and their family play a central role to decisions that are made.
Careful consideration is given to the important preparation for adulthood; children are encouraged to be independent, confident and resilient learners who are ready for the next stage of their growth journey.
Duston Eldean is committed to ensuring provision for all pupils including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and we pride ourselves on supporting these learners’ needs in an encouraging, caring and positive manner.
If you wish to discuss any matters related to SEND, please contact our SENCO, Miss Gemma Stephenson.
Telephone: 01604 752283
Recommended links for parents
Northamptonshire Local Offer
WNC The SEND Ranges
If there are any complaints relating to the provision for children with SEND these will be dealt with in the first instance by the class teacher and SENCO. Then, if unresolved, by the head teacher. The governor with specific responsibility for SEN/inclusion may be involved if necessary.