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SEND Information

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

The SENCO is Mrs Suzanne Lewis.  Please contact her via the school office or 0161 921 1960.

Our school is an inclusive school which aims to involve all pupils in the wider life of the school. At Moorfield Primary, we cater for all children with SEN, including children with needs in the following areas:

  • communication and interaction, including Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • cognitive and learning
  • social, emotional and mental health
  • sensory and/or physical

The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) oversees the children with SEND and supports teachers and learning support assistants in working with them and providing appropriate strategies and learning experiences.

Our SEND policy is available on our school website.

Children with SEND will have an individual education plan (IEP) or individual behaviour plan (IBP) written by class teachers in collaboration with parents. It will specify targets to improve their learning or develop their skills. The IEPs/IBPs are discussed with parents in meetings. They are reviewed 3 times per year after assessments when new targets are written.

Children with SEND are given support to help them to reach their targets. This may be through a different level of activity, support from an adult, extra resources to use, small group work or 1 to 1 work or through interventions. Your child’s class teacher will organise this under the direction of the SENCO.

External Agencies

Throughout the year, the following agencies have supported special educational needs pupils in the school:

  • Educational Psychology
    Primary Inclusion Team
    CAMHS
    Speech & Language
    School Nurse

Staff Training

Staff in school have had training in the following areas:

  • Team teach
  • ELKLAN speech and language
  • ASC in the classroom
  • Supporting pupils with special educational needs
  • SENCO Conference
  • Provision Mapping
  • Dyslexia

Assessment

Test papers or observations and samples of work are used to assess children’s learning and progress then inputted onto SOLAR or Scholarpack, computerised tracking systems. This system is used by all staff and the SENCO to record assessments, set targets and track progress.

Governor Involvement

The Governing body review policies and are updated about SEND practice.

Click to read our Equality and Community Cohesion Policy

Moorfield Resource Provision

What is the Moorfield Resource Provision?

The Moorfield Resource provision is a specialist resource provision within the grounds of Moorfield Primary School which caters for children who have an Autism Spectrum Condition. 

It is staffed by teachers and learning support assistants. The resource has places for 18 children from reception up to year 6 and is overseen by our Assistant Headteacher and SENCO Mrs Lewis.

The resource is an integral part of the school and children join mainstream activities as part of their daily routines and transition programmes are written to meet the individual needs of the children. 

The Curriculum

Children in the resource have an education health care plan (EHCP). The curriculum is based on the national curriculum as per mainstream children, and is differentiated according to each child’s stage of development. All children have a full assessment when they first come to the class and this is then used to plan their learning. Each child follows their own programme and their progress is closely monitored through observations and more formal assessments. Targets are shared and reinforced on a daily basis and achievement rewarded.

For children accessing the mainstream school, their transition is carefully planned: children may join their peer group for lunchtimes, playtime and enrichment time when appropriate. As they progress the transition will build on their strengths, allowing them to join classes where they will experience success. Each stage will be monitored and taken at the child’s pace.

For more information on our Resource Provision please select Moorfield Resource Provision under the ‘classes’ tab.

Click here to see the report from our latest Quality Assurance Review (November 2019)

Salford Information and Advice Support Service (SIASS)

SIASS provide support for parent and give information about special needs issues, schools or other provision. Parents may contact Salford’s SIASS support worker.

Click here for more information about Salford's Information and Advice Support Service 

SEN Complaints Arrangements

At Moorfield Primary School we operate an ‘open door’ policy. Parents and carers are encouraged to speak with the class teacher about any concerns they may have. They will be able to discuss additional support children are receiving. If you wish to discuss your child’s needs further please contact the Headteacher or SENCO who will be able to talk about how Moorfield can support children with SEND.

The School’s complaints policy is on our school website 'Policies' page.

This includes complaints around SEND and Looked after children. The policy can also be obtained through request of a paper copy from the school office. Please follow this policy if you would like to make a formal complaint. In the first instance discussions would be encouraged by the class teacher, SENCO and Headteacher to try and resolve any issues.