An overview of the school
Glade Primary School is a thriving community school for children from the ages of 3-11.
We are a 2 form entry school with provision for 60 children in each year group. Glade we are committed to ensuring that all children make the best possible progress.
We also have a duty to ensure that no group of children are disadvantaged due to their gender, ethnic origin, family income, background or special educational need or disability.
- Identifying children's needs
Identifying pupil’s additional needs
We track the achievement of every child on a regular basis and do all we can to make sure each child achieves their potential. Children who are not making progress are quickly identified and parents are informed at this stage.
Measures are put into place to support and closely monitor the child’s progress. Regular review meetings will take place at every stage to ensure parents are informed and included.
- Dedicated contacts
Dedicated contacts at the school
To address any questions and concerns, parents or carers should initially contact their class teacher. Then Mrs. Susan Jones. (SENDCo.) All members of staff can be contacted through the school office.
- Involving children and their families
Involving pupils and parents/carers in planning support
How does the school involve pupils and parents/carers in planning to meet SEND and in general school life?
- Planning and review meetings
- Individual pupil/teacher conversations
- Advice on how to support learning at home
- Mentor, e.g. adult or peer mentoring.
- Regular contact between home and school, e.g. home/school book, email or text.
- Parent Support Adviser (PSA)
- Informal drop in sessions
- Class talks, open evenings, exhibitions and events.
- Consultation groups, workshops and training sessions.
- We have an active Parent/Teacher Association. (PTA)
- Range of support available
Range of support available to pupils with SEND
- Curriculum adaptations/differentiation
- Groupings of pupils
- Specific teaching interventions
- Specific individual support
- Support for behaviour
- Specialist teaching groups
- Support for health needs
- Support for communication needs/assistive technologies
- Small therapy groups
- Access to Sensory Room/experiences
- Referral for additional support/services where needed.
- Measuring children's progress
Measuring pupils’ progress
How will the school know how well pupils with SEND are doing and how will they inform parents/carers about this?
The progress of pupils with SEND is tracked in the same way as that of other pupils. Termly review meetings are held to update parents and carers. These are attended by staff involved with the child. targets are reviewed and updated with the help of parents or carers.
- Support and training for school staff
Support and training for school staff
Have any staff received specialist training in SEND? How are school staff supported to work with pupils with SEND? Please include details of training undertaken within the last 12 months and numbers of staff that attended.
The SENDCo is a qualified teacher and also holds the National Senco Award which is a professional qualification in SEND. All 22 teaching staff attend regular inset training on various aspects of SEND and Mental Health and Wellbeing. The 19 support staff have received a wide ranging programme of training to enable them to meet the needs of pupils with SEND.
- Accessibility of the school
Accessibility of the school
How is the school accessible to pupils with SEND, e.g. fully/partly accessible, facilities for personal care, specialist teaching areas?
The school is partially accessible for pupils with physical disabilities. At the front of the school, there is lift access. At the back of the school there is a disabled parking space. However there are several small flights of stairs which are marked with a yellow strip to support Visually Impaired pupils.
There are handrails on either side of all stairs. We ensure that equipment used is accessible to children regardless of their needs. There is a disabled toilet and a shower in a separate area.
How does the school ensure that pupils with SEND are included in all activities at school, after school clubs and on school trips, e.g. risk assessments, provision of additional support, planning with parents?
Children with SEND are fully included in all clubs and activities at Glade. Comprehensive risk assessments are carried out and the necessary support is put into place. If necessary parents/carers of children with SEND are invited on our educational visits. Their views about their children are always considered.
- Transition arrangements
Starting or changing schools
How will the school support pupils with SEND to change classes and/or move on to a new school when they reach the appropriate stage(s)?
We recognise that transitions can be difficult for a child with SEND and take steps to ensure that any transition is as smooth as possible.
If your child is moving to another school:
We will contact the school SENDCO and ensure he/she knows about any special arrangements or support that need to be made for your child. We will make sure that all records about your child are passed on as soon as possible.
When moving classes in school:
Information will be passed on to the new class teacher in advance. A planning meeting will take place with the new teacher. All IEP’s and information will be shared with the new teacher. If your child would be helped by a book to support their understanding of moving on, they will be involved in the process of making one.
In Year 6:
Where possible your child will visit their new school on several occasions and in some cases staff from the new school will visit your child in this school. They will also attend the Primary Transition Day with their classmates. Meetings will be arranged with the relevant staff to discuss the specific needs of the child.
- Support and training for parents and carers
Support and training for parents/carers
What support and training within the school is available to parents and carers?
- Parent?carer learning/support groups
- Coffee mornings with parents/carers
At Glade we arrange many activities for parents/carers and the wider community; these include celebration of festivals, exhibitions and various other workshops and events.
- Further information
For further information look at the Local Offer Website: