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Lowedges Junior Academy

Summary
A mixed primary school with a nursery (ages 3-11)


Description

commitment we will aim to achieve and exceed expectation.


Who to contact

Telephone
0114 237 2196
E-mail
info@lowedsgesacademy.org
Website
School website

Where to go

Name
Lowedges Primary School
Address
Lowedges Road
Lowedges
SHEFFIELD
Postcode
S8 7JG

When is it on?

Time / Date Details
Open Monday to Friday from 8am - 4.30pm

Inclusion Information

Cater for special dietary requirements
Yes
Dietary needs catered for
Lactose intolerant
Nut allergy
Diabetic
Gluten free
Kosher
Halal
Vegetarian
Supports special needs and disabilities
Yes
Special needs and disabilities experience
Speech, Language & Communication needs
Down's Syndrome
Visual impairment
Multi-Sensory Impairment
Dyslexia
Hearing impairment
Cerebral Palsy
No diagnosis yet
Social, emotional and mental health needs
Medical Needs or long term illness
ADD/ADHD
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulty
Severe Learning Difficulty
Moderate Learning Difficulty
Physical Disability/Mobility Issues
Able to accommodate other cultures/ethnicities
Yes

Other Details

Age Range
3 years to 11 years
Facilities
  • IndoorOutdoor Play
  • Parking
  • Schools
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Changing facilities
  • Catering facilities
  • Outdoor play/equipment

Local Offer

Description

At Lowedges we are committed to providing high quality learning and teaching, enabling everyone to reach their full potential, whatever their age, ability, gender or ethnicity. We believe that every person is unique and we work together in an "inclusive" environment of mutual respect and consideration, valuing everyone's contribution. Through our partnership with the local and wider community we aim to support our young people in successfully taking their place in society.

The SEN Code of Practice defines SEN as: -

A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

  • has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
  • has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.


If a pupil is identified as having SEN the academy will make provision that is 'additional to or different from ' a differentiated curriculum intended to overcome the barrier to their learning. There are four broad areas of need which are; 

    • Cognition and Learning
    • Communication and Interaction
    • Social Emotional and Mental Health
    • Physical and/or Sensory

The teacher has the highest possible expectations for your child and all pupils in their class.

  • All teaching is built on what your child already knows, can do and can understand.
  • Different ways of teaching are in place, so that your child is fully involved in learning in class. This may involve things like using more practical learning.
  • Specific strategies (which may be suggested by the SENCo) are in place to support your child to learn.
  • Your child's teacher will have carefully checked on your child's progress and will have decided that your child has a gap or gaps in their understanding/learning and needs some extra support to help them make the best possible progress.
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School SEN Information
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
SEN Provision Type
Universal

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

How does the setting identify learners with SEN? 

The SEN Code of Practice defines SEN as: -

A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

  • has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
  • has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.

If a pupil is identified as having SEN the academy will make provision that is 'additional to or different from ' a differentiated curriculum intended to overcome the barrier to their learning. There are four broad areas of need which are; 

  • Cognition and Learning
  • Communication and Interaction
  • Social Emotional and Mental Health
  • Physical and/or Sensory
How does your setting adapt the curriculum for learners with SEND? 

All pupils at Lowedges Junior Academy have a right to participate in a broad, balanced and relevant mainstream curriculum appropriate to their needs. Strategies include; setting within the curriculum , enhanced staffing , specialist provision and equipment within the Academy including the commissioned services of Educational Psychologist , Education Welfare Officer and other specialist bodies as required . SATs access arrangements are reviewed and implemented as required.

 The Local Governing Body remains committed to improving provision for pupils and adults who find access to and movement around the site difficult. The SENCO works closely with appropriate agencies to service the best interests of the pupils, for example , the Hearing Impaired Service and the Visually Impaired Service which assist by providing specialist equipment and training for our pupils as and when required. They monitor the progress of pupils with impairments through the school

How do you communicate with and involve families? 

Positive involvement with parents/carers is seen as an important part of our work with pupils. At its most effective the education of young people is a collaborative enterprise involving teachers, parents/carers and the pupils themselves .

 The Inclusion Team review SEN provision at least three times a year by communicating directly or indirectly with parents/carers by means of: - 

  • Attendance at parents/carers evenings
  • Review meetings- including statutory , non-statutory and multi-agency reviews
  • Telephone calls
  • Parents/carers consultation evenings
  • Parental request for a meeting
  • Pupil planners
  • E-mail

All expressions of concern will trigger a further investigation of the pupils' needs. Parents/carers will be informed of the outcome and invited to contribute and make comment. When changes are agreed to SEN status parents/carers will be informed in writing. The Academy will inform parents/carers and children about the LA's information, advice and support service

How does the setting evaluate the effectiveness of its provision for learners with SEN and how often does it do this? 

Monitoring progress is an integral part of teaching and learning within Lowedges Junior Academy . Parents/carers , pupils and staff are involved in reviewing the impact of support for students with SEN . Following the 'assess , plan, do, review'

model we ensure that parents/carers and pupils are involved in each step . In order to determine the effectiveness of provision expectations of how the support , which is additional to or different from that available to other pupils, will impact on progress to agreed outcomes and a baseline is recorded which can then be used to compare the impact of support .

Half-termly rigorous analysis of monitoring data allows for timely review and amendment of SEN support . Parents/carers, pupils , Teaching Staff, Middle Leaders and the Academy 's Leadership , along with the SENCO and the Inclusion team , regularly contribute to the evaluation of this support and its effectiveness.

What support do you provide for the learners' overall wellbeing? 

School staff work with specialists to improve the emotional and social development of pupils. Provision includes a breakfast club , restorative justice , safe areas for vulnerable pupils before, after and during the school day and the projectability programme . The school council , together with the prefects , works to ensure that pupils are listened to and any concerns regarding bullying are effectively dealt with.

Do you offer Breakfast Clubs, After School Clubs or Holiday Clubs? Please specify. 

Breakfast Club is available from 8am for children in Reception to Year 6.

Afterschool clubs are available for Year 1 to Year 6.

How do you consult with and involve learners in their education? 

The SENCO informs the new school of any pupils with SEN who are transferring so that complete records can be sent to the SENCO of the new school. The Academy will inform the designated person for any child looked after by a local authority if a change of school takes place.


Last Updated
17/09/2019
Keywords
Lowedges, SEND, Nursery, Primary school
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