22. Special and Educational Educational Needs

At St. Peter’s Methodist Primary School, we seek to remove barriers to learning and participation. This means that every child is treated as a special child and is entitled to a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum.
Many pupils will, at some time or another need extra help at school.  This may be because they are experiencing problems ranging from slight difficulties that do not take long to rectify, to more severe learning difficulties which require a longer-term plan of action.  Children who are exceptionally able in any area also need to be identified and catered for.
The class teacher is aware of the particular individual needs of each child and will provide differentiated work that is tailored to them.  We also have trained teaching assistants who will help individuals or groups within the classroom along with the class teacher.
We greatly value information from parents and seek to work together to provide the best opportunities for every child.
Throughout the year we review the needs of all children in our school. A provision map may be written if appropriate and all aspects of special needs support will be discussed with parents or carers.
The school is committed to compliance with the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001, the Disability Discrimination Act and the 2014 SEND Code of Practice.  We have a disability access plan which aims to ensure that we do not treat disabled pupils or parents less favourably for a reason related to disability and we take reasonable steps to ensure that disabled pupils are not placed at a substantial disadvantage. The school’s commitment to inclusion ensures that we actively seek to accommodate those with disabilities.  The school is currently accessible to all children, including those in wheelchairs, and we have a disabled toilet on the ground floor. 
All staff receive appropriate support and guidance to meet their duties to their pupils.