Cypress Primary School is committed to identifying and addressing any barriers to learning your child may experience during their time our school. We are guided by the DfE's new Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) (September 2014)
Cypress Primary is committed to providing Quality First Teaching in all classrooms which will meet the needs of most children. All children are individually assessed and next steps identified for them to move on in their learning. For the vast majority of pupils this will happen in the classroom with support from the Classteacher and Learning Assistant. For a small number of pupils who have greater needs there may be additional support from an 'Inclusion Team' Teaching Assistant. This may take place in the classroom or in short sessions out of class. Parental consent is always sought for this additional support. The support will be individually targeted through assessment of a child's particular needs, delivered as a short term intervention and reviewed after approximately 10 weeks.
Some children may have more severe or complex needs and will be identified as having "Additional Special Educational Needs (SEN)". In this case advice will often be sought from other agencies such as the Educational Psychologist or Speech and Language Therapist. SEN can be described as falling into one of four areas. These are: cognition and learning needs, communication and language needs, social and emotional needs, sensory and physical needs.
We will continue to provide an individualised approach to your child's learning and monitor his/her progress carefully.
If you have any queries or concerns about your child's needs please speak to their Classteacher or contact the school's Inclusion Manager through the School Office.