The introduction of the Children and Families Act 2014 has led to changes in the way Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) support is accessed and implemented by schools, Local Education and Health Authorities and Social Care . The SEN Code of Practice (2001) has been replaced by The SEND Code of Practice 0 – 25 years which came into force in September 2014. School Action and School Action Plus has been replaced with a single category of ‘SEN Support’ and Statements will be replaced with Education, Health and Care Plans.
The school ‘SEND Information Report’ which details how we support SEND and vulnerable children at Courthill can be found below. We welcome children with a range of special or additional educational needs or disabilities and aim to identify any specific needs as early as possible, ensuring effective provision and improved long term outcomes for every child. We aim to remove barriers to learning so that all children can ‘Believe, Achieve, Shine'.
Pastoral Care at Courthill Infant School
At Courthill we aim to ensure all pupils feel safe, secure and ready to learn when they are in our care. We recognise that not only do we need to meet pupils academic needs we also need to cater for their emotional wellbeing as well in order for them to flourish and achieve academically, socially, physically and emotionally.
If you have any concerns about your child (large or small), whether it is at school or at home, then we are happy to listen and help where we can. It is important to us that we are aware of these issues so we can support you in any way you can.
If we are unable to help directly, we can discuss your concerns with other professionals who may be able to support you such as, the School Nurse, Family Support Workers, Bereavement Counsellors and many more.
As part of our Pastoral Care support we can also offer support via our ELSAs (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) who are trained to help children with any emotional support. Where members of staff feel that a child needs additional support to develop their emotional intelligence or resilience we would discuss this with the parent and may offer them sessions with our ELSA. If you would like support please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Worboys, Mrs Wilson or your child’s class teacher.
To see Poole's Local Offer for SEN Support in the Borough, please click here.
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