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Cholsey School is fully committed to the principles of the Disability Discrimination Act, Equal Opportunities legislation, and the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000. We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity; promoting good relations between members of different racial, national, cultural, and religious groups and communities; and to eliminating unlawful discrimination.
The school is opposed to all forms of racism and xenophobia, including those forms that are directed towards religious groups and communities, including travellers. School policies supporting these views can be obtained from the school office. You may be asked for personal data for use for monitoring purposes under this legislation.
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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
SEND at Cholsey Primary School
At Cholsey School we value all children as individuals. They are all entitled to a broad, balanced and relevant education. We celebrate all children’s achievements and the contributions they make to the school community.
We aim to achieve a happy, sensitive and secure atmosphere in the school, where independence, self-esteem and respect for others can be developed; in such an environment all children will be able to learn effectively.
How are we making sure we are meeting the learning needs of individual pupils?
We treat all children as individuals, including those who are gifted or talented or who have special educational needs. We use a variety of measures to ensure that the teaching they receive is most suitable for them, for example by grouping children, by offering them different activities and extra support within the classroom and by withdrawing individuals for 1:1 support as appropriate.
We have a team of highly experienced and trained Teaching Assistants who are led by our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator in delivering intervention programmes for those having difficulties, particularly in English or mathematics.
Opportunities are offered to children with specific talents in the classroom, through clubs and through joint activities with other local schools.
In the context of this policy, these needs entail extra, or in some way different, educational provision from that which is provided for most children in the school. Definitions can be found in the Code of Practice 2014. For more information please read our SEND policy and SEND Information Report.
Meet the team
Mrs Kate Norman, SENDCO
Mrs Karen Poole, Family Support Worker
Karen is a Higher Level Teaching Assistant who supports Kate and the team by co-ordinating the provision for each of the children receiving additional support. She also oversees Pupil Premium spending and its impact, and works with families .
Definition of SEND
A child has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:
- has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
- has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools.
(Code of Practice DfE 2014)
- These difficulties, that Cholsey School aims to accommodate, may be either one or a combination of the following:
- Cognition and learning needs – specific learning difficulties/dyslexia
- Behaviour, emotional and social development – emotional and behavioural needs
- Communication and interaction – speech and language, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Sensory and/or physical – hearing needs, visual needs, physical need
At Cholsey School our mission is “to prepare children for the future through academic excellence and individual care.”
Background to Pupil Premium
The pupil premium is a government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds. Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their potential. The Government has used pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM), looked after children and service children as indicators of deprivation, and have provided a fixed amount of money for schools per pupil based on the number of pupils registered for FSM over a rolling six year period. This fixed amount of money is expected to increase every year for the course of this current Parliament.
There is also pupil premium plus which is a fixed amount of money allocated for any adopted pupils; to access this money we have to highlight these children as adopted on the census.
Pupil Premium Eligibility
Under the current criteria, children who receive, or whose parents receive, one or more of the following support payments are entitled to receive free school meals (FSM) and eligible for 2 year old funding.
- Income-based & Contribution-based JSA or ESA on an equal basis
- Income Support (IS)
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
- Income-related employment and support allowance (IRESA).
- Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190
- Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
- Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit run-on (the payment someone receives for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit).
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999