The effective partnerships between teachers and teaching assistants help ensure that the varied needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), are well met. OFSTED 2019
Welcome to the SEND information page. On this page you will find relevant school SEND policies and documents.
If you have any concerns or wish to discuss SEND at our school, please do not hesitate to contact Justine Smith, our Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENDCo).
Contact: 01732 882596
Statement of intent for our SEND support:
At Platt C of E Primary School, we are committed to being an inclusive environment, we want all of our children to be supported to reach their potential. We strive to develop a community that includes all by reinforcing these ideals through the culture, policies and practices. We have developed an environment that supports the needs of all children experiencing barriers to their learning in the four areas of need.
1.Communicaion and interaction
2.Cognition and learning
3.Social, emotional and mental health
4.Sensory and physical
All children learn in different ways and at different rates and our learning environment caters for all through quality first teaching and informed staff. Support may be needed short term or long term and provision is reviewed and evaluated frequently.
It is essential to be aware of the present needs of the children and respond accordingly. We are proud to have a thorough support system for emotional needs and promote the importance that well-being plays on a child’s ability to learn given the current circumstances.
In addition, we follow a rigorous speech and language assessment programme for all new entrants to ensure that there is early support in place for those children with any communication difficulties.
As a team, we believe that communication plays the most important role in supporting our children most effectively.
Parents (and potential parents) are welcomed to contact Justine Smith (SENDCo) with any questions regarding the SEND provision at Platt C of E Primary School.
Link to Kent County Council Local Offer Page
Click here to view the Special Educational Needs and Disability Guide for Parents and Carers
Does your child have Dyslexia?
Below are useful contact details for further information.
Kent West Dyslexia Association
General Enquiries: 0345 601 2553.
Area: TN9 - TN11, TN1 - TN4, TN8
Dyslexia House Association
Helpline: 07578 341 896
Available Monday to Friday 10am - 3pm
Area: Medway & Mid-Kent. Medway authority & Kent County Council.