Children with Special Educational Needs
Our school is committed to a policy of inclusion and we work hard to ensure that all children are accepted, valued, feel at ease and are happy to make a useful contribution to the life of the school. Inclusion also means that the individual needs of each child are met by reducing the barriers to learning and ensuring appropriate systems are in place to raise standards of attainment for all children.
The Academy will ensure that:-
Pupils with special educational needs will have their needs met.
Pupils with special educational needs will be offered full access to a broad and balanced curriculum. Barriers to learning will be identified at the earliest possible opportunity.
Pupils with special educational needs take a full and active part in the whole life of the school.
The views of both parents and pupils are sought and taken into account accordingly.
A graduated approach to meeting the needs of pupils with special educational needs is followed in accordance with guidance detailed in the Disability Discrimination Act, the SEN Code of Practice and the Disability Rights Code of Practice, accessing support from external agencies where necessary.
Where pupils have a statement of special educational need arrangements are made to ensure their needs are met in accordance with statutory regulations.
The school is easily accessible to pupils in wheelchairs or those with mobility difficulties, although it should be noted that Mount Pellon is a large school with long corridors and that children may need to move longer distances in the course of the day than is usual in most primary schools.
There is ramped access to the Nursery and also to the rest of the school via the gym and Key Stage 1 entrances. All the classrooms are on one level, or have ramped access to them, and the wide corridors allow for easy movement of wheelchairs. The school is provided with two specially fitted toilets for the use of people with disabilities.
Places for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities are allocated through the Calderdale Admissions Policy. This policy ensures that places are quickly and fairly allocated across the cluster of schools in the Pellon area. Once a child has been allocated a place at Mount Pellon, an initial meeting with parents and the child takes place to identify any additional needs, the most appropriate support package and adjustments required to enable a swift and supportive start.
Please see the Admissions Policy Appendix for further details.
Please see the Local Offer for further details of support and inclusive strategies available at Mount Pellon
If you have any SEN queries please contact Mrs Ruth Collyer.
Please see the details of our SEN offer and Accessibility Development Plan in the documents below.