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SENDCo - Ms Teresa Bourne

At Field Place Infant School children with special educational needs and/ or disabilities gain a high quality, inclusive education which is based on child personalised learning.

We run various interventions which are targeted to support children’s development, including language groups, physical programmes and literacy or numeracy based interventions. We also support children’s emotional development. Staff, including our learning mentor, are trained to run self-esteem sessions and social development programmes.

At Field Place Infant School we adopt a child-centred approach as part of the assessment, planning and review cycle. This ensures that all children receive support and provision targeted to meet their individual needs and that of their family. We believe parents/carers and their children’s views should be listened to, understood and incorporated into the support that they receive.

At Field Place Infant School we believe it is essential to maintain communication between different agencies and individuals involved with the family including support services. The SENDCo is a point of contact for parents who need information on support and advice regarding provision. The SENDCo co-ordinates advice and support from a range of outside agencies and facilitates effective partnership with them. These agencies include speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and educational psychologists.

At Field Place we are fortunate to have a Special Support Centre (SSC) for up to thirteen children with speech, language and communication needs. Children’s services (SENAT) refer the children to the SSC. The children are from a wide surrounding area and work with a speech therapist and dedicated staff with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of speech, language and communication needs.

The SENDCo has many years of experience in this role and keeps abreast of changes and new initiatives under the SEND agenda.

The Teacher in Charge of the SSC (TIC) has completed an Elklan Level 2 Award meaning that she can offer specialist advice to staff in order to support children with Speech, Language and Communication needs.

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