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Carlton Junior and Infant School

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Hello, my name is Miss Hewitt and I am the SENCO at Carlton. I recognise that partnership with parents/carers is very important in helping children to do as well as they can at school. If you are worried about your child’s learning or progress please feel feel to contact me and I will try my best to support you and you child.

Email: emily.hewitt@kirkleeseducation.uk
Telephone: 01924 325265

‘Strong leaders have designed an ambitious curriculum to meet the needs of all pupils, including pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).’ – OFSTED 2019

What are Special Educational Needs?

“A learning difficulty or disability is a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age.”

We provide SEND support for students with significant needs in the following areas:

  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social, mental and emotional health
  • Sensory and /or Physical

How Carlton Can Support Your Child:

If you are thinking about choosing Carlton Junior and Infant School for your child, we welcome you to make an appointment to visit our school so you can find out what we can offer to meet any specific needs. Carlton provides a stimulating, varied and balanced curriculum for all children irrespective of race, gender, religious or belief, background, special educational need or disability, we are extremely proud of our diverse school. We understand that in addition to quality first teaching for all children, we may need to change the curriculum, environment and teaching and learning methods to help accommodate children with SEND to ensure they are learning and making progress that is suitable for them.
Staff regularly take part in training and CPD with support of the SENCO to ensure that best practice runs throughout the whole school, this includes managing medical conditions such asthma and allergies
Our school building does have stone stairs and steps however our school is an accessible school as we have a lift to all levels. Carlton has access to an evacuation chair so we can ensure all children are able to exit the building quickly should there be a fire alarm. We also have a disabled toilet that is accessible if required.
All classes have a Educational Teaching Assistant in addition to the class teacher who will work with pupils who have SEND if necessary.  The school also has a pastoral lead who can offer support for Mental Health through nurture work with children. We also provide extra curricular activities for all children which include Breakfast Club and after school extra curricular activities. Children also experience a variety of visits and visitors.

How We Address any Concerns

At Carlton we continually monitor and assess the learning and progress of all children and we make sure we follow the guidance of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (2015). If we have concerns about your child’s learning we will talk with you as soon as possible and discuss strategies to put in place to support your child such as extra or different equipment, interventions or nurture work. Meetings are also carried out throughout the year between the SENCO and parents to ensure that children’s progress is kept up to date. A My Support Plan (MSP) or Health Care Plan may be written with you and we may ask for further advice from other professionals such as School Nursing and Educational Psychologists. These plans will be reviewed with you on a termly basis at least.

All children develop at their own pace but if your child shows significant concern, and has the most complex or severe needs, a request may be made for the Local Authority, which will result in a more detailed assessment being carried out. This is a legal process where the Local Authority will look at all the information and decide whether an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP) is required. This a document that describes your child’s needs and what needs to be done by Education, Health and Social Care to ensure those needs are being met.

Health Care Plans

Health Care plans are put into place at Carlton for children with allergies and health conditions. These Health Care Plans are in place with emergency contacts for the teacher to access incase of an emergency, along with directions. For example, a nut allergy would have directions on how to administer and epi pen or Pirition.

Health care plans are composed with the teacher and parents, and if needed a nursing team to ensure they are an efficient document. 

Admissions for Pupils with SEND

Children are admitted to the school through the Kirklees Local Authority Admissions Policy in accordance to the Equality Act 2010. We welcome children with a range of SEND at Carlton providing we are able to meet their needs effectively and provide effective education for them. We encourage all potential families to visit the school before applying for a place at Carlton.

Carlton’s School SEND Information Report

This utilizes the LA Local Offer to meet the needs of SEND pupils as determined by school policy, and the provision that the school is able to meet. We have tried to answer all the questions parents have asked us about the provision we have for children with special educational needs.  We hope this is clear and easy for you to understand.  If you would prefer to talk to one of our friendly, highly skilled and experienced staff, please just phone school and we would be really happy to talk to you.

SEND School Offer

Complaints

At Carlton we want to work with our parents to create a calm and fair community. We are always doing our best to support your family but if at times you are unhappy then please speak to Miss Hewitt or the headteacher in first instance. A concern or complaint can be made in person, in writing or by telephone if the issue remains unresolved, the next step is to make a formal complaint. We have a complaints policy in place to help you do this:

Complaints Policy

The Local Offer – what does it mean for schools?

What is the Kirklees Local Offer?

The Local Offer has been developed as part of the new Children and Families Act. It aims to provide information on education, health and social care provision available for disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs, in a way that can be accessed quickly and easily. Kirklees Council is working with parents, young people, schools, colleges, early years providers and health services to produce the Local Offer.

Where can I find the Local Offer?

The Kirklees Local Offer can be found at www.kirkleeslocaloffer.org.uk

This is a work in progress. Kirklees Council and partners are working hard to create a Local Offer that includes links to all relevant information that Kirklees residents would find useful. If you have any suggestions for improvements or ideas about what might help you, contact LocalOffer@kirklees.gov.uk

 

 

Carlton Junior and Infant School
Upper Road, Dewsbury,
West Yorkshire, WF13 2DQ

Tel: 01924 325265
Fax: -
E-mail: office.carlton@kirkleeseducation.uk

If you have any queries or require further information please contact school by email, telephone or letter and the office staff (Mrs O'Brien or Mrs Hussain) will be more than happy to help in any way they can.

Headteacher: Ms Mahmood
Chair of Governors: Mr A Afzal
SENCO: Miss E Hewitt