At Amesbury CE Primary School we recognise that every child is unique.
Within our rich and varied curriculum, every child is given opportunities to succeed, within a safe, caring and stimulating environment, which should facilitate each child’s chance to reach the highest possible standards. Every child has full access to the entire curriculum during their schooling that is specifically planned around our school’s ethos; Kindness, Dignity and Endurance.
All teachers strive to identify and address any barriers that are preventing children from making the progress they are capable of. All staff are committed to meeting the needs of all our children. As a school, we recognise the importance of not only supporting children’s academic progress but also developing their behavioural, emotional and social skills to enable them to become confident, independent learners and well equipped citizens for our society.
The SEND team provides our teaching staff with a complementary collection of skills and knowledge.
We work closely with our Pastoral Team;
Our Nurture Provision – The Bridge
For students with specific social and emotional needs, behaviour needs or for those who are experiencing a challenging time in their lives, our Nurture Provision is provided to address these needs that are acting as barriers to learning. The Bridge, our Nurture Room, is a place where students can communicate their needs with adults that they trust. By nurturing our students individual needs within a personal environment, The Bridge provides our pupils with the best possible chances of coping and succeeding within a mainstream classroom alongside their peers.
For more information about our Nurture Provision, please see ‘The Bridge’ homepage.
We are excited to see our newly developed Forest School area starting to take shape. It has been developed over the past year to enable children regular opportunities to take part in learning and play in a woodland environment.
Through our Forest School sessions children are encouraged to develop a love and understanding of the natural environment, whilst developing the core purposes of the Forest School ethos which include development of self-esteem, confidence and social skills.
For more information about our Forest School provision, please see our ‘Forest School’ page.
We offer a variety of other interventions at our school. These may be an academic intervention or an intervention to support a child’s emotional development. Our intervention programme is adaptable to our children and their needs. Parents will receive the opportunity to discuss these interventions with their class teacher.
Our Parents and Further support
The SEND department strives to maintain strong and productive links with parent/carers. We believe that good home school links and communication are essential to a child’s emotional well-being and progress. It is important for us to know if parents require support in their dealings with the school and with your child’s education.
If you are concerned that your child may have an additional need or are concerned about their academic progress your first point of contact should always be your child’s class teacher. Your child’s teacher will be able to direct you towards our SENCo or Pastoral Manager if required.
Key Documents & Policies
The following documents will give you more information in relation to SEND and how school and home can support your child. If you have any concerns or wish to discuss SEND at our school, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Further information about our SEND provision can be found in our SEN policy and SEN Information Report which can be downloaded by clicking the link below:
Accessibility Plan 2020-21
- SEND Code of Practice 2014: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/398815/SEND_Code_of_Practice_January_2015.pdf
- Children’s and Families Act 2014: https://legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/contents/enacted
- Wiltshire Autism Information Pack : https://wiltshirechildrensservices.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/WPC-Autism-Info-Pack.pdf
- The Dyspraxia Foundation: https://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/
- National Autistic Society: https://autism.org.uk/
- Autism Independent UK: https://autismuk.com/
- Asperger’s Support: https://autism.org.uk/about/what-is/asperger.aspx
- Tourette Syndrome (UK) Association: https://tourettes-action.org.uk/
- British Dyslexia Association: https://bdadyslexia.org.uk/
- The British Epilepsy Association: https://epilepsy.org.uk/
- Royal Institute for the Blind: https://rnib.org.uk/
- OCD UK: https://ocduk.org/
- MindEd: https://minded.org.uk/
- Familylinks: https://familylinks.org.uk/
- Youngminds: https://youngminds.org.uk/
- I CAN: https://ican.org.uk/
- Communicationtrust: https://thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/
The Local Offer
We are a fully inclusive school and work alongside the Local Authority, Health Professionals and community organisations to find the most appropriate and effective support for pupils within our care. As part of our SEND provision we signpost relevant and up to date support for our parents/careers through the Wiltshire Parent Carer Council (WPCC).
For more information about the Local Offer and the WPCC please click on the links below:
- The Wiltshire Local Offer: https://wiltshire.gov.uk/local-offer
- The WPCC: https://wiltshireparentcarercouncil.co.uk/en/Home_Page