Inclusion at Millbrook Junior School
Our Inclusion Vision
We have a strong inclusion team. We all work together to ensure that all children have the support they need. Many of the staff on the inclusion team are Deputy Safeguarding Leads.
Mrs Harrison is our Inclusion Lead
She is our Designated Teacher for Looked after Children and Pupil Premium Lead. She promotes the educational achievement of looked-after children and post looked-after children, liaises with social workers, external agencies and the virtual school and manages the pupil premium budget.
Mrs Walker is our Behaviour and Pastoral Mentor
She works with children in groups and also individually to provide support to children by listening and letting them talk through worries they may have or may be experiencing.
Some of the areas covered are:
- Emotional support
- Anger and Control
- Key transitions, including moving between schools/classes
- Development of pupil self-esteem and confidence
- Friendship issues / bullying, including social networking
- Family issues: Bereavement, new baby in the family, parent’s separation / divorce.
Mrs Farnworth is our SENDCo
Mrs Farnworth holds the National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO). She is able to follow up teacher and parent concerns about children, who need additional support to achieve at school.
Children on our SEN register are those identified as needing support that is, “additional to or different from” what is provided for all children. Once added to the SEN register, children will have a SEN learning plan. On the learning plan, additional targets or tasks to be completed will be identified. Children may be given resources in class to support them too. Children’s progress is then closely monitored and contact meetings with parents are held so that everyone can work together.
Sometimes, it is appropriate to make referrals and establish links with external agencies, and these would always be done in consultation with parents.
Following a process of monitoring a child’s progress, in some circumstances, a child may require further support beyond SEND support. In this case, the school or parents may submit a request for statutory assessment in order to ascertain whether an Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP) is needed to support the child. An EHCP is a legal document that must be evidenced and applied for, and once in place it must be reviewed annually.
If you need further information or have questions, please get in touch either by phoning the school office or by emailing or SENDCo: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Weber is our SEND TA
She works with the SENDCo to provide admin support. She also makes referrals and completes some assessments with children.
For further information please see:
SEND Information Report