Cross Gates Primary School is a highly inclusive school, dedicated to ensuring that all children irrespective of gender, race, faith, disability and social status, are provided with the strategies and support they need in order to make them feel included and help them to progress. We actively seek to remove the barriers to learning and participation that can hinder or exclude individual children, or groups of children. This means that equality of opportunity and high expectations must be a reality for our children. We work in partnership with children, parents and other agencies to provide the best possible outcomes for all our children, including those with a range of additional and complex needs. The school’s SEN policy and procedures ensure that high expectations, early intervention and appropriate support for all our children in in place to ensure our children reach their full potential.

Disadvantaged pupils and disabled pupils and those with special educational needs receive good support which enables them to achieve well. This group of pupils is making similar levels of progress to their class mates because of the good quality support they receive.

Ofsted October 2014

While the staff at Cross Gates Primary School strive to provide these opportunities, we believe that a child’s education is not the sole responsibility of the school but a partnership between staff, parents and professionals. All parents play a vital part in their child’s education and we endeavour to do our best to support parents in their role.

This school offer describes how we support pupils with Special Educational Needs at Cross Gates Primary School. We have set out the information in a series of Frequently Asked Questions to make the information accessible.

SEN Provision Map for Cross Gates Primary School 2015

1. How does the school know if children need extra help

2. How will school support my child

3 How will the curriculum be matched to my child

4. How will school and I know how my child is doing

5. What support will be there for my child

6. What support is there for behaviour

7. What training are the staff having

8. How will my child be included in activities

9. How accessible is the school environment

10. How will the school prepare my child for joining the school

11. How are the schools resources allocated and matched to the needs

12. How are decisions made about the type and level of support that my child will need

13. How are parents involved in the school

14. What should I do if I think my child may have special needs

15. How will you help me to support my child

16. How will my child be able to contribute their views

17. Pupils with medical needs

18. What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the school

19. Who can I contact for further information