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The Governors and Staff of St. Paulinus Primary School, Dewsbury commit themselves to live as a community with Christ at its centre, characterised by living Gospel values within the Catholic Church. They commit themselves to provide the best possible education for every child in the school, according to their needs and affirming their achievements.

The School Offer has been developed by the SENDCo with the involvement of the SENDCo Governor, all school staff, parents and pupils.

KIAS (Kirklees Information Advice Service)

A free support service to families of SEN children.

Kirklees SEND Sports

Kirklees SEND sports and leisure activities can be found here:

External Support

You can find more about Kirklees SEND services here:

Parents of Children with Additional Needs

A SEN charity providing a support network and information about local SEN activities and services.

Code of Practice 2014

The SEND Code of Practice 2014 can be found here:

How will you know if children or young people need extra help?

If parents/carers are concerned about their child’s learning, behaviour or physical progress and think they may have Special Educational Needs then the person they should speak to is their current class teacher or the SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator). There are other opportunities to raise any concerns about their child: at parents evenings which happen three times a year, by speaking to their child’s teacher, by attending SENDCo coffee mornings, or by arranging an appointment to see the SENDCo, Deputy Head Teacher or Headteacher.

As a school we identify pupils with Special Educational Needs or Disability (SENDCo) through school assessments, behaviour logs, provision mapping and through discussions with parents/carers, the child themselves and other specialist services such as Educational Psychologists, School Nurses, Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapists etc.

Once concerns have been raised we will arrange a meeting with parents/carers and the relevant members of staff in school and from that if appropriate we will write an action plan in the form of a new Assessment, Plan, Do, Review plan (APDR) which will be reviewed regularly. If it is felt necessary, after reviewing the APDR plan, we will involve specialist services for advice.

How will you support my child with SEND?

The APDR plan will be overseen by the Class Teacher on a day to day basis, it will be reviewed regularly through meetings with the SENCo and discussed with parents/carers at parents’ evenings. Depending on the child’s needs the plan will also have input from specialist services such as Educational Psychologists, School Nurses, Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapists. These services can vary depending on need and are subject to change accordingly.

Depending on the level of SENDCo your child has, will depend who will work with your child and how often. It will be a combination of the Class Teacher and Support Assistant working with your child in a small group or on a one to one basis if necessary. Where a child does have a particular support assistant we will use our best endeavours to keep this consistent throughout their time at school.

At times specialist services may also come into school to work with your child. Your child may also be referred to our Nurture Room for emotional, behavioural and social support.

We regularly assess the effectiveness of the support for children with SENDCo through APDR review meetings, half termly learning assessments, meetings with parents/carers, class teacher, SENCo and specialist services, as well as asking the child their feelings and views.

How will the Curriculum be matched to my child’s needs?
The curriculum will be adapted using our best endeavours, according to the child’s individual needs-personalised outcomes (targets), through quality first teaching , differentiation and intervention, working towards APDR plan outcomes, visual timetable, additional support and using specific recommended programmes, are some of the adaptations we could make.
How will both you and I know how my child is doing and how will you help me to support their learning?

We regularly assess the effectiveness of the support for children with SENDCo through APDR review meetings, half termly learning assessments, meetings with parents/carers, class teacher, SENCo and specialist services, as well as asking the child their feelings and views.

All children with an APDR plan or a MY Support Plan will have termly reviews with SENDCo, class teacher and parents.

medical needs

The governors, headteacher and staff of St Paulinus Catholic Primary School  wish to ensure that pupils with medical needs receive care and support in school. Pupils should not be denied access to a broad and balanced curriculum simply because they are on medication or need medical support, nor should they be denied access to school trips etc.

 

We have adopted the ChYPS policy and guidance Supporting Children and Young People with Medical Needs and outline below the detailed arrangements for implementing the policy in St Paulinus Catholic Primary School.

 

Roles and responsibilities

We have set out school / specific roles/duties briefly below:

 

The designated person with responsibility for children with medical needs is

Mrs Joanne Cooper

Her role is outlined as follows:

Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator

 

Other staff members with specific duties are outlined below:

 

Administration of Ritalin:

Headteacher or in the heateachers absence a member of the SLT (Senior Leadership Team)

 

Administration of Epi-Pen:

Trained persons as listed in separate document

 

Medical Policy:

Policy and Statement of arrangements for supporting children with medical needs.

 

Medical Updates:

Please complete a medical update form or an Asthma update form if your child’s health circumstances change.

 

First Aid Certificate Holders

TitleSURNAMETraining undertaken withType of TrainingDate of TrainingExpires
MrsALLERTONKirklees Business SolutionsPaediatric First Aid, QA Level 305-06/12/201706/12/2020
MrsBELLWOODKirklees Business SolutionsPaediatric First Aid, QA Level 326-27/01/201627/01/2020
MrsBENNKirklees Business SolutionsPaediatric First Aid, QA Level 305-06/12/201706/12/2020
MrsBRUINESKirklees Business SolutionsPaediatric First Aid, QA Level 311-12/01/201812/01/2021
MrsDAVIESKirklees Business SolutionsPaediatric First Aid, QA Level 326-27/04/201627/04/2019
MrsDUDLEYKirklees Business SolutionsPaediatric First Aid, QA Level 326-27/01/201727/01/2020
MissELLISKirklees Business SolutionsPaediatric First Aid, QA Level 303-04-11/201604/11/2019
MissGUYKirklees Business SolutionsPaediatric First Aid, QA Level 312-13/07/201613/07/2019
MrHAIGHKirklees Business SolutionsPaediatric First Aid, QA Level 327-28/04/201728/04/2020
MrsHALFORDKirklees Business SolutionsPaediatric First Aid, QA Level 308-09/06/201609/06/2019
MrsHALLORANKirklees Business SolutionsPaediatric First Aid, QA Level 308-09/06/201609/06/2019
MissHARRISONKirklees Business SolutionsPaediatric First Aid, QA Level 326-27/01/201727/01/2020
MrsHIRSTFast Response @ St. Joseph'sPaediatric First Aid22-23/05/201823/05/2021
MrJONESKirklees Business SolutionsPaediatric First Aid, QA Level 311-12/01/201812/01/2021
MrsKELLYKirklees Business SolutionsPaediatric First Aid, QA Level 325-26/05/201626/05/2019
MrsOAKLEYKirklees Business SolutionsPaediatric First Aid, QA Level 326-27/04/201627/04/2019
MissMcGOWANKirklees Business SolutionsPaediatric First Aid, QA Level 326-27/01/201727/01/2020
MrMALLENDERKirklees Business SolutionsPaediatric First Aid, QA Level 320-21/11/201721/11/2020
MrsMOOREKirklees Business SolutionsPaediatric First Aid, QA Level 320-21/11/201721/11/2020
MissPARNABYKirklees Business SolutionsPaediatric First Aid, QA Level 320-21/11/201721/11/2020
MissREGANFast Response @ St. Joseph'sPaediatric First Aid22-23/05/201823/05/2021
MrsRICHARDSONKirklees Business SolutionsPaediatric First Aid, QA Level 325-26/05/201626/05/2019
MissSMITHKirklees Business SolutionsPaediatric First Aid, QA Level 326-27/01/201727/01/2020
MrsSPENCERKirklees Business SolutionsPaediatric First Aid, QA Level 320-21/11/201721/11/2020
MrsSTEADKirklees Business SolutionsPaediatric First Aid, QA Level 312-13/07/1613/07/2019
MrsTAYLORLeeds.lifesaving.gov.ukPaediatric First Aid23-24/01/201723/01/2020
MrsHIRSTSt. Johns AmbulanceFirst Aid at Work24/06/201623/06/2019
MrsMcNALLYSt. Johns AmbulancePaediatric First Aid04-05/11/201504/11/2018
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Accessibility Plan

Map of St Paulinus Catholic Primary School

Main Entrance:

Ground level access to the hall through to Key Stage 1 Stairway and corridors to lower Key Stage 2 classrooms.

Key Stage 1:

Ground level access to the Early Years Unit (EYU), playground and car park. Dance studio and I.C.T. suite are also ground level.

There is a ground level corridor connecting Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 outside the main hall with a flight of stairs to access Key Stage 2.

Key Stage 2:

The lower corridor has 2 flights of stairs with upper landing to access upper Key Stage 2 classrooms.

Upper Key Stage 2:

Fire exit with descending stairs to school fire point.

Playgrounds:

Key Stage 1 Playground – Ground level

Key Stage 2 Playground – via one flight of stairs for the main concrete playground, plus a further flight of stairs to access the ball court and top field.

 

Click here to download a copy of the Accessibility Plan