Provision for SEN(D), EAL and LAC
Inclusion at KVP
At Kilnwood Vale, we believe that every child is unique and we celebrate this uniqueness, this difference. There is no such thing as a normal child, nor a normal adult. Our aim is to give every child the support that they need to thrive. This may be support with their learning or support with regulating their emotions or developing social skills, with speech and language or with physical needs. Progress in school is more than simply academic progress - it is how a child grows to be a happy, resilient, kind and empathetic member of our community both in school and the outside world.
Some children are on what we call our Inclusion Register. We think of this as an inclusion "umbrella" offering support that is additional to that which all children receive. Children who are under this "inclusion umbrella" will be there for many different reasons. They may be there for a short time or a longer period. It means that they will have some extra paperwork that will be shared with you, to help us and you to monitor their progress called an Individual Support Plan. We welcome and value parental contributions to these plans. You are the experts on your children.
Depending on the individual needs of children, they will receive both curriculum support in class and additional support in small groups as appropriate. The quality of teaching within the classroom has the greatest influence over children’s progress and we will invest in training, resources and monitoring to ensure our classrooms are an inclusive place for all children. This is known as the ‘Wave 1’ or ‘Quality First Teaching’.
Additional interventions at ‘Wave 2’ are planned to enable children to accelerate their progress. These are generally taught in a small group and sometimes a 1:1 situation.
A child identified as having SEND also receives ‘Wave 3’ interventions. These may be provided individually or in a small group, and the support provided will be personalised to enable the child to achieve his/her potential. This support is additional to or different from the everyday curriculum for that class and is detailed in a provision map and reviewed regularly. Any additional support for a child will be planned for by the class teacher and overseen by the SENCO. It may also include provision/ advice from an external agency or professional.
Kilnwood Vale is aligned to the GLF Schools vision to identify and meet the needs of those pupils at its schools classed as English as an Additional Language (EAL).
EAL specifically are those pupils who have a first/home language other than English and who are in the process of learning and using English as an additional language through the curriculum and the broader life of the school.
Whilst being clear that EAL is not Special Educational Needs (SEN) or a learning difficulty, GLF Schools recognise that pupils with EAL can often have additional needs in terms of accessing the language used by staff and peers and related learning issues. Not addressed, these issues can easily lead to underachievement and isolation. At Kilnwood Vale we will endeavour to:
Ensure EAL pupils have full access to the curriculum and other school-based opportunities
Be proactive in removing any barriers that stand in the way of our EAL pupils fulfilling their potential
Provide our EAL pupils, particularly those who are international new arrivals (INA) with a safe, welcoming environment where they are accepted, valued and encouraged to participate.
A ‘looked after child (LAC)’ is defined as a child in the care of the local authority or is provided with accommodation for a continuous period of more than 24 hours.
At Kilnwood Vale the DSL will be the person responsible for the education looked after children (LAC). We will ensure all staff, both teaching and non-teaching have an understanding of the difficulties and educational disadvantage faced by children in care and understand the need for positive systems of support to overcome them. Kilnwood Vale will be committed to working with local authority Virtual Headteachers to promote the achievement of children who are looked after.
Please read the documents below to see how we support children with Special Educational Needs at Kilnwood Vale Primary School.
|Kilnwood Vale Whole School Provision Map||25th Jun 2019||Download|
|The Thrive Approach to Promote Emotional...||25th Jun 2019||Download|
|Thrive Leaflet||25th Jun 2019||Download|
|Parenting Peer Support||20th May 2022||Download|
|Aspens info 1||20th May 2022||Download|
|SEND Inclusion Policy September 2022||12th Sep 2022||Download|
|Kilnwood Vale School Frequently Asked Qu...||01st Nov 2022||Download|
|SEND Information Report 2022||01st Nov 2022||Download|
|Leaflet SEN Support updated march 23||31st Mar 2023||Download|