Our school aims to give all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential. We identify children with learning or behavioural difficulties, ranging from minor, temporary difficulties through to problems which require a high level of individual care. When necessary, additional support is provided, depending on the individual child‘s need. This will be decided after thorough and careful assessment and by discussions between the teacher, Parents and the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator). Other members of staff
may be called in when and where appropriate. Parents are consulted and involved at every stage and no decisions are made without their prior consent. Accountability and high expectations is now a strong feature throughout the school and central in provision.
The government is introducing a new approach to the way children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families are supported. Hertfordshire is one of 20 areas helping to inform the changes the government wants to make, before they become law in September 2014.
If you have a child with special educational needs or a disability (SEND), the Local Offer is for you and the family. Visit the new, improved one stop shop for information and advice on special educational needs or disabilities at Hertfordshire local offer webpage - see the link below.
Families can find information and advice online whether it is where to find a support group, information about how to apply for an assessment, what the pathway to adulthood entails or simply where to find more detail on a child’s condition – visit the Hertfordshire local Offer link below.
If you can’t find what you are looking for, email the Local Authority at firstname.lastname@example.org. The website is work in progress and your feedback is valued to make sure it grows to be the key ‘one stop shop’ for SEND information.
Every school in Hertfordshire will offer a range of interventions for children and young people and these will differ from school to school dependant on the school’s organisation.
Dacorum DSPL website
Delivering Special Provision Locally is a Hertfordshire-wide initiative, working to improve the range of provision and support services available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, aged 0-25.
Autumn DSPL newsletter - Dacorum News - Delivering Special Provision Locally.
The Disability and Discrimination Act makes it unlawful for schools and LEA's to discriminate against disabled pupils for a reason relating to their disability without justification.
Galley Hill Primary School aims to cater for the full ability range and the presence or absence of a special need is not a factor in the selection of pupils from its catchment area, unless it is felt by agreement with the parents and professionals involved that alternative arrangements would be more suitable.
The school buildings are accessible, all around the exterior, by ramps or by an internal lift in Key Stage 2. There are two disabled toilet facilities, with hoists. The school has a number of staff qualified in First Aid and are able to administer medication with parental permission.