Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at
Parkside Middle School
Parkside Middle School is a mainstream school committed to the inclusion of all pupils, including those with a range of special educational needs and disabilities. At Parkside Middle School we provide tailored support for pupils as necessary, recognising each pupil as an individual, to ensure every pupil achieves their full potential with us and develops the skills to live happy and fulfilled lives in their future. As a school we are committed to the integration and inclusion of pupils with a range of needs covering the four broad areas of need:
- Cognition and Learning Difficulties
- Communication and Interaction Needs
- Social, Emotional and/or Mental Health Needs
- Sensory and/or Physical Needs
Every child’s progress and learning is the responsibility of the class teacher, who under the SEND code of practice (2014) is accountable for the pupil’s progress and development, including where pupils access support from learning support assistants or specialist staff. The management and coordination of SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) at Parkside is the responsibility of the SENDCo (Special Educational Needs co-ordinator) Mrs Moffatt with the support of the SEND Administrator, Mrs Dallaway. The SENDCO will make sure that necessary school staff are aware of your child’s needs and that the correct support is in place to ensure that they become confident learners.
At Parkside Middle School, all children receive high quality first teaching which is an approach which takes into account the needs of all learners in the classroom through a range of differentiated strategies. We do accept that some children may be at risk of not making the required amount of progress either academically, socially, emotionally or physically. We therefore have rigorous procedures in place to enable staff to promptly assess, plan, implement and review provision for individual children. This is to ensure that all pupils, regardless of need, have appropriate provision in place to support them to reach their full potential. We use a graduated approach to help identify, plan, implement and review provision to meet children’s needs:
You can find out more information within the School Information Report and SEND Policy, both of which you can find links to below.
If you believe your child may have a special educational need please contact your child's class teacher initially to discuss your concerns and implement an action plan. If further action or advice is required following this meeting an appointment can be made to meet Mrs Moffatt (SENDCo).