Netherhall Learning Campus Junior School aims to provide a high quality educational experience in a safe and caring environment.
We aim to be a fully inclusive school where all pupils feel happy, confident and enthusiastic about their learning.
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It is more than a directory of services. It brings everything together in one place.
Supporting children in school
Our teachers are extremely skilled in adapting and differentiating lessons to suit the needs and abilities of all children, to help them reach their full potential.
If at any time your child's teacher is concerned about your child's progress then they will arrange a meeting to discuss this with you. Equally if at any time you have any worries or concerns about your child then please discuss them with the teacher or any other member of school staff.
For a variety of reasons your child may experience more difficulties than most children their age with their school work, communication or behaviour. Once a need is identified it can be addressed in school and strategies can be put in place in the classroom to help your child to get back on track. To help your child an intervention will be provided in school and you will be told what help your child will receive. Any interventions will be dealt with in a sensitive manner and parents will always be informed.
We provide many different interventions (additional support for specific children) in school, designed to help meet the needs of children experienceing a range of difficulties. These include...
There are two stages used to describe special educational needs. These are:
• SEN Support (K)
• Statement (S) or Education Health Care Plan (EHCP)
Your child may have some involvement from an outside agency such as an educational psychologist, speech and language therapy or occupational therapy to support school to effectively meet their needs.
Each class teacher will think carefully about how to differentiate class work so that it is at an appropriate level for each child to access but so that it still provides challenge for them.
Your child may also be provided with specialist equipment, e.g. a writing slope, pencil grip, adapted scissors or coloured overlays if it will support them in their work.
The class teacher will write an Additional Needs Plan (ANP) for you child once a term, to show what their area of need is and how it is being targeted.
If your child has more complex needs then they may have a ‘My Support Plan’ written for them which provides specific, detailed targets and provision defined on them. This will be reviewed either half termly or termly depending on their needs.
Statement (S) or EDUCATIONAL and HEALTH CARE PLAN (EHCP)
If your child has a Statement they will be set highly differentiated work by the class teacher designed to meet their needs, and take part in an additional intervention group(s), usually taught out of the classroom.
They will have an Additional Needs Plan (ANP) written for them once a term, to show what their area of need is and how it is being targeted. Your child will have regular involvement with the Educational Psychologist, as well as staff from other outside agencies. There will be an annual review meeting held in school to get all parties together to discuss how well the needs of your child are being met.
If your child has and EHCP this will detail the specific targets and provision that will be put in place for them in school which will be tailored to meet your child’s needs. Your child will have regular involvement with the Educational Psychologist, as well as staff from other outside agencies. An EHCP is reviewed at least once a year at the annual review meeting.
Throughout the academic year 2016 – 2017 ALL pupils with a Statement will have this transferred to an EHCP as part of the annual review meeting.
Who will oversee, plan, work with my child and how often?
Who will explain this to me?
How are the governors involved and what are their responsibilities?
How will the curriculum be matched to my child’s needs?
What are the school’s approaches to differentiation and how will that help my child?
How will I know how my child is doing and how will you help me to support my child’s learning?
What opportunities will there be for me to discuss my child’s progress?
How does the school know how well my child is doing?
What support will there be for my child’s overall well-being?
What is the pastoral, medical and social support available in the school?
How does the school manage the administration of medicines?
What support is there for behaviour, avoiding exclusion and increasing attendance?
How will my child be able to contribute their views?
What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the school?
What training have the staff had for supporting children with send had or are currently having?
How will my child be included in activities outside the classroom including school trips?
How accessible is the school environment?
How will the school prepare and support my child when joining the school and transferring to a new school?
How are the school’s resources allocated and matched to children’s sen needs?
How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child will receive?
How do we know if it has had an impact?
How do we evaluate the effectiveness of our provision?
What are the Governor’s responsibilities?
What arrangements are there for handling complaints from parents of children with SEND about the provision made across the Campus?
Who should I contact if I am considering whether my child should join the school?
Contact the school office to arrange to meet the Co-head teacher Miss Green or Deputy Head teacher Mrs Lowe or Assistant Headteacher/SENCO Miss Hudson, who would willingly discuss how the school could meet your child’s needs.
PEOPLE IN SCHOOL WHO CAN SUPPORT YOUR FAMILY
Co Headteacher: Carrie Green
Deputy Headteacher : Zoe Lowe
SENCO/Teacher of Resourced Provision/Assistant Headteacher: Trish Hudson
Learning Mentor: Elaine Clarke
Governor for SEN: Patrice Curtis
Specialist Provision manager (based at NLC Infants site): Gillian Chalmers
Safeguarding Officer: Sue Lockwood
Attendance Officer: Claire Fellows
You can also view our Frequently Asked Questions section: Click here
Tel: 01484 300080
Fax: 01484 300080
Netherhall Learning Campus consists of four schools, covering the full age and ability range from 3 – 19 years, each with its own distinctive ethos; each with its own individual identity and each catering to the specific needs of its students.