Additional Educational Needs
The needs of every child are varied; each child is an individual. We have a well-established learning support system with specially trained staff working either alongside children in class or in small groups. We regularly monitor the progress of children receiving support. After full discussion with parents it may then be necessary for us to place a child on the SEN register, to provide tailored support through a Personal Plan.
The level of support will vary from child to child depending on their need. Support, guidance and assessment can be sought from professionals to provide a holistic approach to your child’s learning and developmental needs.
If you would like any further information on this subject, then please review the school’s ‘Local Offer’ which can be found on our website. Alternatively please request a copy of our SEND policy along with any further guidance materials that we have. Please ring the school and we can send you copies of the appropriate policies.
Who do I contact at Lanesend?
Our Inclusion Team members are:
Vicki Thomas - Inclusion Manager - Email email@example.com
Chloe Johnson - AEN Assistant - Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessi Holmes - AEN Apprentice - Email email@example.com
What is a Personal Plan?
Here at Lanesend we have changed what was the old Individual Education Plan (IEP) to a document called a ‘Personal Plan’. If a child is placed on the Additional Educational Needs register, a Personal Plan will be drawn up.
A Personal Plan is a document which explains everything about your child. It will detail any assessments that have been completed, diagnoses that have been made and list any professionals involved.
Details of any external reports for example speech and language reports, Educational Psychology recommendations or Physiotherapy exercises to name a few will all be placed on the Personal Plan to implement. The Personal Plan will be reviewed every 6 weeks with progress comments and next steps. A copy of your child’s Personal Plan will also be sent home half termly.
Every 6 weeks your child will also have a ‘Teacher Target’ in place. This is a short and achievable goal which your child’s class teacher has set as a focus. Once the six weeks are completed, this target will be reviewed by all relevant staff involved and either closed or changed for the next 6 weeks.
Health and Risk assessments are developed in partnership between school, parents & pupils. If required, we may contact relevant health care professionals who can advise on your child’s condition. The aim is to ensure that we know how to support your child effectively and to provide clarity about what needs to be done, when and by whom.
This document will be reviewed once every term (3 times a year) unless the child’s family provide additional information in writing to school detailing the change required.
Newchurch Workshops planned for 2017-2018:
Roller Coaster Engineer Workshop - Hands on Science
Sounds Interesting! Science and physics workshop
Story Writing with Matt Whyman
Lighting and Sound Whirlwind Workshop
Maths Problem Solving Workshop
Bollywood Dance Workshop
Timeline Troubles Workshop
Story Writing with Colin Parsons
Aspiring Mathematician Workshop
Goodleaf Tree Climbing Exploration Workshop
September 2017 - Thomas Worthing and Lewis Gadsby (Year 5) have auditioned for Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra on the mainland. Lewis received a commendation from the judges and Thomas was shortlisted to the final 15 students! Well done boys!
October 2017 - Literary Festival champions! Mia Holmes and Thomas Worthing have been chosen to represent the school at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival story competition. Unfortunately Thomas could not make the event on Sunday 15th October so Mia Holmes, Bonnie Merritt and Ashton Potter took to the stage and won 2nd prize and a commendation! Well done team.
Newchurch Workshops 2016-2017:
Stomp Dance Workshop - a visit from the West End
Love to Learn - encouraging high aspirations
Hands on Maths Roadshow with the University of Cambridge
CSI Blood Splatters Workshop
Illustrate a Classic
Life in the Medina Estuary
Writers Workshop with Author Zella Compton
Comic Creator Workshop
Maths Problem Solving
IW Local Offer
A source of local information help, support and advice for parents and carers with children and young people who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) 0-25 years old. www.iwight.com/localoffer
Inclusion Team Newsletters:
Academic Year 2017/18
Autumn 1 Inclusion Newsletter 2017
Academic Year 2016/17
Summer 2 Inclusion Team Newsletter 2017
Summer 1 Inclusion Team Newsletter 2017
Spring 2 Inclusion Team Newsletter 2017
Spring 1 Inclusion Team Newsletter 2017
Autumn 1 Inclusion Team Newsletter 2016