Curbar Primary School supports a wide range of children, including those with additional and special needs. For some children these needs are on going, for others they are short term. Whilst a small number of children join our school with clearly identified needs, other children’s needs emerge as they grow older and we seek to develop a deeper understanding of their needs.
At Curbar Primary School, we strive to deliver quality first teaching where lessons are designed to meet the needs of all pupils. Ultimately, we aim to develop confidence in our learners and move them forward, maximising their potential in every way possible. All staff are responsible for regular, robust monitoring of children’s progress, both academically and emotionally. Through close communication with parents and senior leaders, we are able to target our support in a range of ways, individually tailored to a child’s needs. This can be delivered through quality first teaching, additional in class support, small group or one-to-one intervention support.
Curbar Primary School links closely with outside agencies to provide support for our children and families. We value the links with Speech and Language Service, the Multi Agency Team, Learning Support, Educational Psychologists and other services. These external agencies provide advice and assessment when needed but also the reassurance to parents and carers that school is catering for vulnerable pupils. The Multi Agency Team (MAT) can provide a wide range of services for our children and families and when required can provide support outside school.
We have a great deal of support from our staff and parents which we value on a daily basis. Here at Curbar, all staff are dedicated to providing all children with quality teaching and provision in order for them to provide their full potential, regardless of ability.
Our SEND Coordinator is Mrs Berry.
SEND and Derbyshire
All Derbyshire Local Authority (LA) maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the LA to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school. All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible. The four broad ‘areas of need’ are Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, and Sensory and Physical Needs.
What is the Local Offer? The LA Local Offer
The Children and Families Bill will become enacted in 2014. From this date, Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.
The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area. Click on the link below for the Derbyshire Local Offer to find out more.