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Ogbourne C of E Primary School

SEND - Every Child Is A Candle Waiting To Be Lit

Welcome from our Link Governor for SEND

My name is Colin Jeffery and I am the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Governor, commonly known as the SEND Governor. I support the School’s Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator known as the SENCO. I am there to be a voice for pupils with SEND and those with inclusion needs. I will work with the SENCO and all the other teachers to ensure that no learner is treated less favourably or denied opportunity or left behind because they have additional needs.  This entails reviewing the SEND provision around all types of disabilities, understand how the SEND national budget is used and what impact it has on the progress and attainment of pupils’ development as they work their way through their time with us. I also ensure that the School SEND Information Report, which is included on our website, is up to date and reflects the changing nature of the SEND cohort at the school.  I am supported in this role with some highly qualified people in this area to ensure we our doing the very best for our SEND learners. The satisfaction I get from seeing the development of these children is immense and is made rewarding when I see the dedication of our teachers and support staff to ensure all children get the opportunity to develop to the best of their ability.

Definition of Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

A child has a learning difficulty or disability if he/she:

Has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age...

Has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools.

Code of Practice (January 2015)

SEND Support & Intervention at Ogbourne CofE Primary

At Ogbourne, we aim to build an environment based on ‘love, laughter and learning’ in which all children feel happy, safe, and fully included in all aspects of school life.  We strive to provide access to a creative, fun, inclusive curriculum which is both broad and balanced.

We do this through a wide range of strategies and activities which include; whole-class quality first teaching, small groups and one-to-one specific interventions, as well as pastoral support when required.

If you have any questions with regards to SEND and/ or inclusion, please contact school and discuss with your child's class teacher.  If you would like any further information then please speak to Mrs Crump (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Coordinator - SENCO).

Please see our ‘SEND Information Report’ and ‘SEND policy’ to find out more about SEND provision at Ogbourne by following this link.

The code of practice also requires local councils to provide information for parents about support that is available locally.  This can be found at http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/local-offer

Our Christian Ethos & SEND

The ethos of Ogbourne CofE Primary is one which values the individuality of the child.  The staff and Governors are committed to a policy which seeks to meet the individual needs of each child, particularly by developing and reinforcing self-esteem and by encouraging a positive attitude to life.  To these ends, each child is helped to achieve a feeling of success in some aspect of school life and every effort made to instil a sense of pride in themselves and their work.  The School Policy is consistent with the fundamental principles contained in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice, 2015.

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