SEND & INCLUSION

At Millfields Primary School, the heart of our belief is that everyone is included. This means that all pupils, and particularly pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), learn and enjoy school together. We are an inclusive school that fully complies with the requirements outlined in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2015).

All children, including those with special needs, learn best in a supportive environment where their self-confidence, independence, and talents are encouraged. Teachers plan to meet the needs of pupils of all abilities. Where necessary, they will work with the Special Educational Needs & Disability Coordinator (SENDCo) to plan individual plans for those with specific learning difficulties. Specialist advice will be sought when needed and regular meetings are held with teachers and other professionals; parents and pupils are included wherever possible. We plan small, measurable, achievable, realistic targets (SMART) to help children to progress.

Mrs KATHRYN rUSSELL

SENDCo Lead

Thrive Practitioner

mRS RHIANNON mACDONALD

Deputy SENDCo

mRS BEV DRYSDALE

Thrive Practitioner

SEND Coffee Mornings

Our coffee mornings/afternoons offer a supportive environment for parents/carers of Special Education Needs or Disabilities (SEND) students. By attending our coffee morning/afternoon you can gain information on our school provision for students with SEND. There will be also be details about available outreach support for both children and parents/carers. Importantly these mornings are an opportunity to collaborate with us to secure excellent SEND provision across the school.

Sessions will be led by the SENDCo Kathryn Ayala and the Deputy SENDCo Rhiannon Macdonald. Depending on the specific focus of each session there will be other members of staff present. Various outside agency professionals will provide further support and advice.

Autumn 1 - Friday 21st October 2022 at 9:00am

Autumn 2 - Friday 16th December 2022 at 2:00pm

Spring 1 - Friday 10th February 2023 at 9:00am

Spring 2 - Friday 24th March 2023 at 2:00pm

Summer 1 - Friday 26th May 2023 at 9:00am

Summer 2 - Friday 7th July 2023 at 2:00pm

"
We found the SEND coffee morning really helpful and informative. It was great to discussed SEN issues with other parents and get advice on those going through similar experiences to us. It helped us to feel less alone after recently receiving a SEN diagnosis for our son, and we think the school's SEN support is absolutely amazing. We're looking forwards to attending future sessions." Mark & Sarah Bones

If you have a query regarding SEND then please contact Mrs Kathryn Russell.

Telephone: 01206 823044

Email: krussell@millfields.essex.sch.uk

Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Leader - Mrs Kathryn Russell

Deputy Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Leader - Mrs Rhiannon Macdonald

Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Link Governor - Ms Julie Barton