SEND and Inclusion
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
All Greenwich maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the Local Authority 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 a Special Educational Need/s and or disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible, where families want this to happen.
The School’s SENDCO is Miss Shauna Barrett and can be contacted on 020 8858 2262 or by email to: email@example.com
This document describes the school’s services for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities – this is temporary and subject to change (please click on the link below).
The Local Offer provides details of a website for children and young people with Special Needs and Disabilities and their families. Please click on the links below for the Local Offer and the Local Offer termly newsletter.
SEN GOVERNOR VISITS
Jayne Penston - Today I met with Ms Barret the SEND coordinator to discuss progress and plans for children on the SEND register within the school. We discussed the interventions that take place for children across the school, the involvement of ASD outreach and SALT for certain pupils and how progress was reviewed and appropriate targets set each half term. At Our Lady of Grace there has been a significant increase in the past 3 years of the number of children coming into the school who need SEND support, however the support and rigour around each one of these children has not changed and the SEND coordinator and staff in school must be commended for that.
Maria-Christina Eskioglou - I had a meeting with Olivia Gisby, the School's SENCO, as part of my overall SEN responsibilities. We discussed the pupils on the register and the children that are receiving additional support in several areas. We discussed the different interventions and their overall effectiveness. We also discussed some case studies and examined the progress those children are making and scrutinised how the SEN funding is being used to support those pupils.
Caroline Malley - I had a meeting with the School's SENCO, as part of my overall SEN responsibilities. We discussed the pupils on the register, as well as those pupils who are not on the register but are receiving additional support in areas such as Maths, where they are not making the required progress. We discussed the overall effectiveness of the interventions. I also talked through the various case studies of those pupils on the register and examined the progress they are making and scrutinised how the SEN funding is being used to support those pupils.
I checked where the School records are kept, including the Single Central Register and ensured that they are kept in a locked drawer as required.
Focus of visit: Overall Effectiveness; Effectiveness of Leadership and Management; Safeguarding