Special Educational Needs
Montgomery Junior School in conjunction with the Local Authority aspires to create a One Plan environment to ensure the genuine involvement of parents, children and young people in decision-making, through a process of person-centred planning.
This approach is fundamental to the arrangements for supporting children with special educational needs (SEND) set out in the legislative reforms (September 2014).
The One Plan approach is characterised by the principle that planning should start with the individual and must have regard to the views, wishes and feelings of the child, child's parents or young person, their aspirations, the outcomes they wish to seek and the support they need to achieve them (SEND Code of Practice: 0-25 years, 2014, Section 9.21).
Essex County Council have produced a Local Offer which provides information for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place which is available here: http://www.essexlocaloffer.org.uk/.
Our Ethos for SEND
Under the current ‘Special Educational Needs Code of Practice’ our school provides a broad and balanced curriculum for all children. The National Curriculum is our starting point for planning that meets the specific needs of individuals and groups of children. When planning, teachers set suitable learning challenges and respond to children’s diverse learning needs. Some children have barriers to learning that mean they have special needs and require particular action by the school.
Our experienced SENCO works closely with the staff to provide the targeted one-to-one and small group work that these children may require. Referral to a number of outside agencies is made when children require support beyond that which the school can give.
Please find our SEND Information Report and SEND Policy below.
If your child has any form of special educational need and you are considering joining us, please contact the school to discuss your child’s potential requirements.