An overview of the school
Redbridge Primary School is a four form entry school which is fully inclusive to all children. It has a small provision for children with Autism called the Rainbow Hub that children attend during the afternoon sessions to undertake their interventions which are delivered by the LSA's to support them with social skills, gross and fine motor skills. The rationale behind this is to enhance mainstream provision. All children with SEND are always included in all aspects of wider school life such as trips, sports days and concerts.
Our School Values are: Friendship, Respect, Positivity, Resilience and Honesty.
Classrooms across the school are colourful, stimulating and conductive to both work and play and encourage children to become curious and interested in their learning.
- Identifying children's needs
Identifying pupil's additional needs
The achievement of every child is tracked using a robust tracking system regularly to ensure each child achieves their full potential. Any child who is not making progress is identified and parents are informed. Support may then be put into place to support and closely monitor the child's progress. Regular review meeting will take place at every stage to ensure parents are informed and included.
- Dedicated contacts
Dedicated contacts at the school
Parents or carers should initially contact the class teacher to discuss any concerns and find out what support their child is receiving.
If the parents or carers are still concerned, they should contact the Assistant Head/SENDCo via the school telephone number or email address (on the school website).
- Involving children and their families
Involving pupils and parents/carers in planning support
- Planning and review meetings
- Advice on how to support learning at home
- Regular contact between home and school, e.g. home/school book, email or text
- Individual pupil/teacher conversations
- Informal drop in sessions
- Class talks
- Open evenings
- Consultation Groups
- We have an active Parent/Teacher Association (PTA)
- Range of support available
Range of support available to pupils with SEND
- Curriculum adaptations/differentiation
- Specific teaching interventions
- Support for behaviour
- Support for health needs
- Grouping of pupils
- Specific individual support
- Specialist teaching groups
- 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 pupil's progress
The progress of pupils with SEND will be recorded by using the school tracking system. Termly reviews are held to update parents and carers. These are attended by the class teacher and/or LSA. Targets are reviewed and updated with the help of the parents or carers. The school also reports on progress and attainment through the Annual Reports in the Summer term.
- Support and training for school staff
Support and training for school staff
The Assistant Head/SENDCo is a qualified teacher and also holds the National Senco Award, which is a professional qualification in SEND.
Spring 2020 - SALT training delivered by a Speech and Language Therapist to Reception and Key Stage 1 staff.
Spring 2020 - Pomoting Independence in children with Autism
Autumn 2020 - Training for all teaching staff on Quality First Teaching
- Accessibility of the school
Accessibility of the school
The school is fully accessible both inside and outside. There is a lift on site to enable entry to the Year 6 classrooms. There are handrails on either side of the staircases. We ensure that equipment used is accessible to children regardless of their needs. There is an accessible toilet within the Key Stage 1 section of the building, which also has a shower and the Key Stage 2 section also has an accessible toilet.
Redbridge Primary School actively encourages children with SEND to attend extra-curricular activities and represent the school in whole school competitions. All children with SEND are involved in school trips alongside their peers and we encourage parents to attend too. A risk assessment is carried out prior to the trip to highlight any specific needs and what steps will be taken to mitigate the risks to ensure the safety of all children.
- Transition arrangements
Transitions - starting or changing schools
We recognise that transition can be difficult for a child with SEND and take vital 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 the any special provision that has been put in place for your child. All records about your child are passed on to the new school as soon as possible.
When moving classes in school:
Information will be handed over to the new class teacher in advance. A planning meeting will take place with the new teahcer. All IEP's and information will be shared with the new teacher.
In Year 6:
Where possible your child will visit their new school on several occassions 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 peers. 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
- Parent/Carer learning/support groups
- Coffee mornings with parents/carers
- Medical Lead
- Further information
For further information
For more information please visit the school website https://redbridgeprimary.redbridge.sch.uk/redbridge/primary/redbridge