Uphall Primary School are proud to be an inclusive school who strive to support all children to enable them to make the best possible progress. Our team work hard to provide valuable learning experiences through a broad and balance curriculum. We provide Quality First Teaching with high expectations to make sure that all pupils achieve their full potential.
A wide range of support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities is given at Uphall to meet individual needs. We feel that it is important to establish an effective partnership with parents and carers from the moment a pupil enters our school. In the initial meeting, questions are asked about medical conditions and special educational needs, which informs us of what provision and procedures are needed to fully support each child.
To ensure all additional needs are identified early, we offer a wide range of provision to suit each individual. We work in partnership with outside agencies and a wide range of professionals such as Health, to make sure that children have access to the appropriate provision.
Teachers have regular training and support from the SENDCo, who is fully qualified, to ensure planning caters for the wide range of needs in each classroom. As a school, we continue to monitor progress over time and identify which children may need additional support which could be in the form of Speech and Language Therapy, Reading Interventions or Maths Boosters.
Uphall have a fully trained Speech Therapist who works at our school three days a week. Her role is to provide detailed initial assessments to determine whether a child requires speech therapy and to offer support and advice for our Class Teachers. Children who are finding expressive or receptive language difficult, may need extra interventions to help them develop such skills. Groups are run by our therapist on a weekly basis and reports are given to parents.
Uphall also have a full time School Counsellor, to cater for pupils with SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) difficulties. Her role is to provide social skills groups, one to one counselling sessions, lunch time drop in appointments for any worries children may have and to support teachers with challenging behaviour.
Our SENDCo liases with services of the specialist providers, such as our Educational Psychologist, Speech Therapist, New Rush Hall, Newbridge and Hatton Outreach teachers as necessary.
What different kinds of support are available to children with SEND?