Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do. We want all our pupils to have a love of learning but we realise that some pupils need this aspect of their school lives nurturing and supporting in personalised ways.
We know for some pupils that specialist, practical support and help will be needed to reach their full potential and SEND at Hunsley Primary forms part of a wider Trust approach. Learning Support provision is delivered by both the Trust’s SENDCo and Hunsley Primary’s teaching team to ensure that the best possible level of expertise and educational support is on offer to each pupil.
The team comprises of a wide range of specialists who work together with parents and carers to help pupils achieve their best and feel included in all the opportunities on offer at Hunsley Primary. The primary focus of the team is to constantly review how we support our pupils and ask the most important questions: what does this pupil or group of pupils need and how can we meet those needs?
If your child has their own Education and Health Care Plan, then this plan will be shared with school and reviewed throughout the year, to ensure it meets your child’s changing requirements. The school works closely with the Local Authority SEND Team in this case.
School also seeks advice, support and assessment from a range of external professionals, working in a team to deliver expertise and targeted interventions where needed: NHS Speech and Language; the School Nurse; the Educational Psychologist and Education Inclusion Service; Occupational and Physical Therapy teams to name but a few each work with the school and Trust SEND team throughout the school year and will also work with parents to explain and explore needs and support programmes.
If your child has a specific educational need identified as requiring ‘in-school’ support, this will be shared with parents and discussed fully. Your child then receives their own Individual Education Plan, which will be tailored to meet their needs and shared with parents throughout the year. SMART targets are set which aim to offer achievable but challenging goals to aim for, each focused on the pupils needs as they develop and alter throughout the year. Regular half termly reviews take place with parents and staff to ensure a tight focus is kept on the progress of all children with their own IEP.
The efforts of our Trust have been recognised by Ofsted who praised the ‘high quality additional support and care’ provided to South Hunsley students who might need some practical help or extra guidance to make sure they have every opportunity to grow and flourish as individuals.
The Hunsley Primary SEND team includes: