-Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
The SENCO is Mrs Suzanne Lewis. Please contact her via the school office or 0161 775 4772.
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 SEN and supports teachers and LSAs (learning support assistants) in working with them and providing appropriate strategies and learning experiences. Our SENCO is to be updated in the light of staffing and changes in provision.
Our SEN policy is available at school from the school office or click here.
Children with SEN will have an individual education plan (IEP) written by class teachers with targets to improve their learning or develop their skills. The IEPs are shared with parents. They are reviewed 3 times per year after assessments and new targets are written.
Children with SEN are given support to help them to reach their targets. This may be through a different level of activity (differentiation), help from an adult, extra resources to use or interventions in a small group or to 1 work with a member of staff. Your child’s class teacher will organise this under the direction of the SENCO.
ASC Resource Provision
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 Austism Spectrum Condition.
It is staffed by three teachers and 5 full time LSAs. The resource has places for 18 children and covers EYFS, KS1 & KS2 and is overseen by our Assistant Headteacher Mrs Lewis.
The resource is an integral part of the school and children join mainstream activities as part of their daily routines and integration programmes when appropriate. Integration is tailored to meet the individual needs of the children.
Children in the resource have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). The curriculum is based on the Statutory Framework for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and KS2 National Curriculum, 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 integration is carefully planned: children may join their peer group for lunchtimes, playtime and enrichment time when appropriate. As they progress the integration 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.
Salford Information and Advice Support Service (SIASS)
Salford Local Authority offer a service to support parents that gives information and advice about special needs issues, schools or other provision. Parents may contact Salford’s SIASS support worker for Moorfield who is Maureen Fowler on 0161 778 0349
Throughout the year, the following agencies support the special educational needs provision in the school:
-Autism Communication Education (ACE)
-Primary Inclusion Team (PIT)
-Speech & Language (SALT)
Staff in school have had training in the following areas:
-ELKLAN speech and language
-ASD in the classroom
-Supporting pupils with special educational needs
Several forms of assessment are used to track a child’s progress, including observations, practical activities and test papers. Staff use Scholarpack and SOLAR, computerised tracking systems to record assessments, set targets and track progress.
The Governing body review policies and are updated about SEN practice.
What are the arrangements for handling complaints from parents of children with SEN about the provision made at Moorfield?
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. 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.