SEN (School Local Offer)

Inclusive Learning Statement

At Gordonbrock School, alongside quality first teaching and a broad and rich curriculum offer, we may provide additional and different provision in order to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Our Inclusion team will oversee the assessment and support of all school based interventions. The Deputy Head of Inclusion manages the Inclusion team and coordinates with the SENDCo to liaise with external professionals, ensuring appropriate support and interventions are implemented and reviewed.

All interventions and provisions provided are personalised in order to ensure highly differentiated curriculum support. Alongside this, we also use rigorous systems to monitor pupil progress, aid academic and personal achievement and remove any barriers to learning. Our staff follow tailored and continuous professional development programmes, in order to aid a structured whole school approach to learning.

We also run a wellbeing programme for staff. This programme helps us to develop and sustain a healthy and supportive working environment for both staff and children to work and learn in. In order to foster a culture of lifelong learning, curiosity and independent living skills in all of our learners, we may run alongside our universal curriculum.


Additional and Different Support for Children with SEND:

Communication & Interaction

  • Learning support via our Inclusion Team
  • Speech & Language Therapy via Local Authority, TAs & Inclusion Team
  • Buy in private Speech and Language Therapist
  • PECs, Makaton and alternative means of communication used
  • Social Skills training programme
  • Outreach support via Autism Outreach Team based at Drumbeat School
  • Individual workstations and screens used as needed
  • Personalised social stories
  • Inclusive learning environment
  • Language Monitoring Systems upon entry to Reception

Cognition & Learning

  • Quality first teaching
  • Highly scaffolded differentiation and intervention support planning
  • Dyslexia friendly strategies
  • ICT and assistive technology
  • Small group phonic support
  • Literacy & Numeracy programmes
  • 1:1 Reading Alongside Reading Intervention Programmes
  • Diagnostic tools used to assess and support
  • Personalised arrangements for SATs and transition
  • Sounds-Write Programme
  • Lexia Programme
  • Learning support via our Inclusion Team
  • Specific Learning Difficulties Outreach Advisor Support and Assessment
  • Educational Psychology Advisory and Support via Local Authority

Social, Emotional & mental Health

Sensory & Physical

  • Learning support via our Inclusion team or TAs
  • Sensory aids and resources to support learning in the classroom
  • Write from the start – handwriting programme
  • Sports Coach Programmes
  • Mobility and care plan management
  • Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy via Local Authority
  • Medical Care Plan Assistance via School Nursing Team
  • Liaison with a range of medical professionals as needed


Access to Supportive Environment:

Physical

Virtual

Learning


Unique & Different Specialist School Service Offering:


Universal Parent Liaison Offering: 

Communication

  • Parent Evenings
  • Learning targets sent home termly
  • Targeted family support as needed
  • Parent Liaison Officer Support as Needed
  • Texts, lettersnewsletters, website and phone calls
  • End of year reports
  • Contact books for some children
  • learning meetings as needed

Programmes

  • English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) learning as needed


Caveat and Disclaimer: Due to the personalised and highly differentiated nature of our support for learners with SEND, the programmes listed above are subject to change.

Not every intervention will be available to every child with SEND. Allocation of specialist services and intervention will be dependent on need, funding and specialist teacher/service availability.

SEND Information Report & SEND Policy

To find out more about our SEN provison please read the folllwing documents:

Concerns or Complaints regarding SEN Provision

In the first instance, parents’/carers’ complaints about the provision or organisation of SEND are dealt with through the procedures outlined in the whole School Concerns & Complaints Policy

If the complainant remains concerned after following the local complaints procedure, he or she could ask the Department for Education’s School Complaints Unit to take up the matter.

If disagreements have not been resolved at the local level, under sections 496 and 497 of the Education Act 1996 complaints can be made to the Secretary of State for Education.

Contact the SENCO

If you would like to contact the SENCO please find the contact details below:

Sophie Long, SENCO
Gordonbrock Primary School
Amyruth Road
Brockley
London
SE4 1HQ

Tel: 020 8690 0704
Email: admin@gordonbrock.lewisham.sch.uk