At Drayton Park School we believe that every child is special and deserves every chance to succeed, every day. We aim to provide a happy and stimulating environment where every child has the opportunity to develop intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially to the best of their ability.
We aim to meet the needs of individual children through quality first teaching, personalised learning, and a targeted system of intervention programmes and practical provision to support children with special educational needs.
We undertake a rigorous and continuous system of monitoring children’s progress to ensure that any additional provision is appropriate and supporting academic and personal achievement.
We work in a collaborative way and aim to develop effective partnerships with children and their parents/carers, specialist teaching staff both within the school and external professionals such as speech and language therapists and education psychologists to ensure that the school can meet a broad range of special educational needs.
The S.E.N Team - Roles & Responsibilities
Miss Laura Halsey - SENCO
Miss Halsey is responsible for the co-ordination of Special Educational Needs throughout the School. It is her job to ensure that, as a school, we are following the Code of Practice as well as ensuring all practice in school is in line with our Special Educational Needs Policy. Miss Halsey also liaises regularly with staff to ensure that children are given the most appropriate support/resources for their individual needs. A large part of Miss Halsey’s role is to work closely with external agencies to gain specialist advice and support for individual children. She also ensures that any requests for information on individual children are passed onto the relevant agencies and that parents are kept fully informed of this.
Miss Michelle Duffin, Miss Sue Paris and Mr Ben Roberts – Learning Mentors
Our highly experienced Learning Mentors provide support and intervention to key children and play a significant role in identifying any children with social or emotional needs. Our Learning Mentors support the induction of new children and are often the first point of contact for parents and other professionals for our new children. Our Learning Mentor provides individual and group support and also works directly with parents. Miss Duffin and Mr Roberts play a valuable role in supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs.