Special Educational Needs (SEND)

Our vision for children with special educational needs and disabilities is the same for all children and young people – that they achieve well in their early years, at school and in college, and lead happy and fulfilled lives

(SEND Code of Practice, January 2015)

Special Educational Needs – What we do at Sleights

At Sleights Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School, we make sure that every child makes good or better progress from their starting points. We monitor progress really carefully during our teaching and adjust what we do to help every learner.

To make sure that every child is given the right support and challenge, all teaching staff meet with the Headteacher, who also acts as the SENCO, to discuss every child in depth. This ensures that we quickly identify children who may need a bit of extra help to keep up or longer-term support to achieve their potential. This might mean extra focused help in the classroom; a short term additional ‘booster’ programme in a small group or individually; or more intensive support through setting up an Educational Health Care Plan. We keep parents and carers fully informed at every stage and, where longer term support is needed, they are invited to meetings every term to discuss progress and next steps.

Our SENCO (the teacher with responsibility for Special Educational Needs) is Scott Grason-Taylor.

The governor responsible for monitoring Special Educational Needs and provision is Gemma Kellerman.

On this page of our website, we publish information about how we support children at Sleights with SEND and the details of the local offer that parents and families should expect to receive from all schools in the authority.

Please download these reports and policies to see what we are doing to support Special Educational Needs at Sleights.

Our School SEND Policy Our School Information Report Our School Accessibility and Equality Plan

SEND Policy (September 2024)

SEND Information Report (September 2024)

Accessibility Plan – June 2023

Play Therapy at Sleights

We are proud to offer Play Therapy sessions to our children at Sleights. Click here to find out more about how Play Therapy works and meet our Play Therapist, Mel here.

Special Educational Needs – The Local Offer

All North Yorkshire maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND.)   They are supported by the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, whatever their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.   The Local Authority publishes its Local Offer which provides information for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place.

Find out more from the North Yorkshire Council website