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Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) provision at Coleham School

Coleham Primary School is an inclusive school which offers a broad, balanced and creative curriculum which aims to encourage all children to achieve their full potential, including children with SEND. The  policies below give an outline as to how we support children with SEND within our school.

Mrs Sadie Howson (pictured right) is our current SENDCO. She can be contacted via email at sendco@colehamprimary.co.uk or by ringing the school directly on 01743 362668.

When children with SEND difficulties join our school, appropriate support is put in place for them to succeed. If a child has a statement or an EHCP and Coleham School is named on this, then they will be given priority when requesting a place at our school. If they have been identified as being SEND support in their previous setting, then their application will follow admission procedures as stated in our admissions policy.

If they are transferring from a nursery/preschool setting, transition meetings are set up between the preschool provider and the reception teachers at our school to encourage a smooth handover.

If they are transferring from another primary school, we will seek to find out information regarding attainment and how best to support the child from their previous school setting. We actively encourage parents to speak to the child’s class teacher or SENDCO to discuss any concerns which may arise during transition from one setting to another.

Support for parent carers of children with SEND – Shropshire’s Local Offer 

Having access to good quality information to help you understand the world of SEND is important when making decisions about your child's life.  

This is where websites such as the Shropshire’s SEND Local Offer can help you.  

The Local Offer sets out in one place useful information and provision for education, health and social care for children and young people in Shropshire who have SEN or are disabled, including those who don't have education, health, and care (EHC) plans. 

The local offer has two main sections. The first is the information section, where services and processes are explained, such as how to get extra help at nursery or school or who to speak to if you're worried about your child's progress. This section will introduce you to support that might help your family and help you to understand what is available from a range of services across education, health, social care, support for your family, finance, travel and transport and lots more. 

The second section is the service directory. This is a comprehensive list of services, clubs, support groups and businesses that might be of use to your family. It provides a brief introduction to what's offered and contact details so that you can find out more. There's also a listing of events and activities for children and young people or for families to enjoy together. 

You can also keep up to date with Local Offer news and events by following The Local Offer on Facebook  and Twitter.