SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS at Rushmere Hall
Rushmere Hall Primary School values the abilities and achievements of ALL its children, and is committed to providing for each the best possible environment for learning. We are proud of what we are able to offer with the limited resources we have.
We recognise the entitlement of all pupils to a balanced, broadly based curriculum. Our Special Education Needs policy acknowledges the need for teaching that is fully inclusive. The Governing Body ensures that appropriate provision is made for all pupils with SEN.
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SENCO - Mrs H. Birbeck
SEN GOVERNOR - Mrs J. Matthews
Equality at Rushmere Hall
Rushmere Hall Primary School is committed to the principle of equality for all pupils irrespective of race, religion, gender, language, disability or family background, and to the active support of initiatives designed to further this principle. We believe that equality is at the heart of good educational practice. All pupils are of equal value and deserve equal access to every aspect of school life. They have equality to learn and work towards their highest possible levels of achievement. The vision and values which we uphold as a school help to emphasise equality for all staff and pupils at all times. All personnel are responsible for ensuring that we implement our Equality policy.
The key objectives are included below. The school will have action plans linked directly to these objectives. These will be monitored and evaluated over the course of the year.
Support & Guidance
The Willows Children Centre are running a 'Sleep workshop' for parents who struggle to get their children to sleep at night. Click icon below to view the flier.
SEN Admission FAQs
My child has additional needs and I am considering Rushmere...
If you are considering making an application to Rushmere Hall Primary School and your child has additional needs please make an appointment to meet with our SENCO to discuss through what your child needs. During the conversation we can share what we can and what we cant offer so that you can make an informed decision about whether Rushmere is right for your child.
My child has Speech and Language or Hearing needs, should I apply for Rushmere?
Whilst Rushmere hosts a Speech and Language Hub and a Hearing Specialist Base, admissions to these are managed by the Local Authority. Your child's current school would need to make a referral and/or identify the specialist provision in your child's ECHP as the most appropriate provision. If your child attends Rushmere Hall Primary School, they will still have to follow the same process to gain a space. Unfortunately, they do no get priority because they are currently on role at the school.
My child needs an additional adult, will they get one?
No. The school has limited number of additional adults / 1:1 support / T.A. There is currently no additional T.As in KS2 and in KS1 some classes only have support in the morning. Any support that is given is based on a priority basis. Whilst your child may have received support in a previous provision does not mean they will receive it here. The school has a SEN register and if support becomes available it will be allocated to the child who needs it the most.
Contacting the SENCO -
Mrs Helen Birbeck
01473 726027 press 3
Concerns or complaints about SEN provision at this school?
In the first instance, please discuss your concerns with Helen Birbeck (SENCO).
Escalate any concerns to the Paul Fykin (Head teacher)