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The governing body has agreed with the Hertfordshire County Admissions Criteria, which does not discriminate against pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.
The school will make every effort to accommodate a pupil's particular needs and will work with external agencies to improve facilities, if needed.
Where necessary, additional preparations will be made for appropriate transition into our school, e.g. by additional nursery visits, meetings with staff members involved in the pupil's care and education, including the SENCO.
The SEND Code of Practice (July 2014) recognises four broad areas of need.
Adaptations to the curriculum and learning environment
Hertford St Andrew complies with the Equality Act 2010 and makes reasonable adjustments to ensure that all pupils’ needs are met, for example:
Additional support for learning
Teaching assistants may support pupils on a 1:1 basis within the classroom or in withdrawn sessions in accordance with the individual’s needs. Teaching assistants will also support pupils in small groups within the classroom or in separate rooms in accordance with the demands of the curriculum; the programmes they are leading are based upon needs of the pupils.
Within the school we encourage the sharing of good practise and expertise; this enables us to ensure our staff have as much knowledge as possible within the field of supporting children with SEND. The environment is designed to support children with individual needs e.g. visual timetables or individual workstations as required.
To further support SEND provision in school we work with a number of agencies to provide support for pupils with SEN including:
Parents will always be consulted if it is felt that a pupil would benefit from having additional support from another agency.
Ofsted January 2019
"Pupils with SEND make good progress as a result of well-targeted support, including from teaching assistants. Staff monitor their progress carefully and adjust provision to meet their needs. Several parents commented on the high-quality support their children receive. Consequently, pupils with SEND achieve well from their different starting points."
To find out about courses and support for parents of children with a special education need in East Herts, please access the following website.