“If a child cannot learn in the way we teach, then we must teach in a way that the child can learn”
Special Educational Needs (SEND)
Our vision for children with special educational needs and disabilities is the same for all children and young people – that they achieve well in their early years, at school and in college, and lead happy and fulfilled lives
(SEND Code of Practice, January 2015)
At Rillington Primary School, we make sure that every child makes good or better progress from their starting points. We monitor progress very carefully during our teaching and adjust what we do to help every learner.
To make sure that every child is given the right support and challenge, all teaching staff meet at least termly with the SENCO, to discuss every child in depth. This ensures that we identify children who may need a bit of extra help to keep up or longer-term support to achieve their potential. This might mean extra focused help in the classroom; a short term additional 'keep up' strategy in a small group or individually; or more intensive support through setting up an Educational Health Care Plan. We keep parents and carers fully informed at every stage and, where longer term support is needed, they are invited to meetings every term to discuss progress and next steps.
On this webpage you can find information about how we support children with Special Educational Needs at Rillington Primary School.
Mrs Merifield is our SENCo and Councillor Sanderson is our Governor responsible for SEND. If you need to speak to either of them, please make an appointment via the school office or contact us at school on 01944 758402
SEND – Local Offer
All North Yorkshire maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). They are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, whatever their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. The Local Authority publishes its Local Offer which provides information for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place.