Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Rokeby Primary School is an inclusive school. We believe in inclusion in mainstream school wherever possible, to enable all pupils, whatever their educational need to achieve their full potential.
Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCO) is Miss Woodhill. She identifies and monitors children who are placed on the Special Education Needs Register to ensure that all needs, whatever they may be, are fully met. The SENDCO liaises with class teachers and relevant outside agencies to plan relevant provision. Parents are kept fully informed regarding their child's progress and regular review meetings are held throughout the year.
Children with special needs are primarily supported within the classroom by their class teacher and teaching assistants. Year group staff are aware of the needs of the pupils and, with input from the SENDCO, they maintain a provision map, which details how individual needs will be met through the use of an Individual Learning Plan (ILP). Progress is closely monitored and appropriate interventions and additional support are available to pupils who need it.
All staff receive regular training to enable them to identify and respond to a wide range of needs. Recent training has included Sensory Processing Needs, Makaton, Communicate in Print, Hearing Impairment, Down Syndrome and Mental Health First Aid.
We have close links with a number of outside agencies such as the Specialist Teaching Service, Educational Psychologists, Speech and language therapists, the Integrated Disability Service and a Play Therapist, all of whom support us in developing and delivering an inclusive curriculum for our Special Education Needs pupils.
Our partnership with Brooke school enables some pupils on roll at Brooke to access mainstream education at Rokeby on a part time or full time basis. These pupils are fully integrated into their year group class at Rokeby. A Partnership Teacher works alongside class teachers to provide support to these children and their parents.
At Rokeby we are very lucky to have our own on-site Nurture Group, known as 'The Rainbow Room'. This is run by staff trained in the theory and practice of Nurture Groups. Please see our Nurture Group page for further information.
See our policies page for the inclusion policy.