Supporting pupils with additional needs at our school- Key principles:
A commitment to inclusivity
Little Hill Primary School is both welcoming and inclusive. Our aims for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are the same as for all of our pupils; to provide access to a broad and balanced curriculum, full participation and the highest quality of education. We understand the importance of making adjustments and personalisation of provision and building a picture based on the whole child.
We are a 'Rights Respecting School' and we embrace diversity.
Rights Respecting Article 23: 'A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life in conditions that promote dignity, independence and an active role in the community.'
Rights Respecting Article 29: 'Education must develop every child’s personality, talent and abilities to the full.'
Putting the child and family at the heart of our SEND processes
We have established a genuine culture of school, family, community and services working together. We actively encourage partnerships with parents, for instance through our parent and family forums for SEND issues. Our aim is to inform and involve parents as much as possible in school decision making and provide them with support, advice and access to services. Our parents appreciate this approach.
We believe in person centred learning and pupils are enabled to be active participants - expressing opinions, making choices and being involved in setting their targets. We are lucky to have a very dedicated staff team, all of whom view themselves as teachers of all pupils, including those with SEND.
Our school SENCo and Inclusion manager is Mrs Thea Roberts. She has a wealth of experience and expertise in SEND and is also a specialist advisory teacher, who supports other schools. She is a member of our senior leadership team. She can be contacted directly through the school office (0116 2811963 , firstname.lastname@example.org) Mrs Robert's role is dedicated to inclusion support work and she is available in school on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
At Little Hill, we have published our SEND Information Booklet (report) for parents upon this website and details can be found at the top of the attachments below. Our information booklet and our school offers are a genuine joint effort. They are updated regularly after consultation meetings with SEND parents, looking at different aspects of provision.
Our school intends to link closely and align itself to the local authority local offer, and information about Leicestershire’s local offer regarding SEND can be found by clicking here.