Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
Our Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Rachel Bishop. Rachel can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning our main reception: 0117 3790888.
SEND and Inclusion at Somerdale
For an overview of our vision, ethos and values in relation to Inclusion, please see our ETAT SEND and Inclusion Policy.
For a detailed report on how we implement our SEND and Inclusion policy on a day to day basis, please see our SEND information report, click here.
If you have a specific question, please use the contents page at the start of the report to ensure quick access to the information you need.
Our Accessibility Policy 2022 and Equality Policy can be found here.
At Somerdale Educate Together Primary Academy we are committed to providing high quality education to every child. We believe that all children, including those identified as having Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEN/D) are entitled to an accessible, broad and balanced academic and social curriculum where they are included in all aspects of school life.
As part of Educate Together’s core principles we ensure that all children are valued and treated with respect.
all children have the best possible education which meets the specific needs of individuals and groups of children
all children are fully included in all aspects of the school
all children have the support and provision necessary to enable them to achieve
We aim to identify children’s learning, social and emotional difficulties at an early stage and we endeavour to work with you to help support each child.
For some children, with more complex needs or identified needs an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) may have already been issued or a child may be undergoing an EHCP Needs Assessment before they start school; we recognise that children can experience difficulties with learning, behaviour or social skills at any time in their school life and we aim to work together to support his/her needs. Once a child is identified as having difficulties in accessing learning or in experiencing barriers due to their social, emotional or mental health needs the school will support them through a variety of strategies. The child may then be recognised as receiving SEN Support and may be placed on our Special Educational Needs register.
We believe strongly that by working in close partnership with parents, carers and outside agencies of the school we can give our children high quality care, support, education and opportunities to enable them to succeed in life beyond Somerdale Educate Together.