The aims of our school affirm our commitment to valuing the individuality of all our children. We give them every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards. We do this respecting and taking account of pupil’s varied life experiences and needs. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and have high expectations for all children.
The achievements, attitudes and well-being of all our children matter. Coupe Green School promotes the individuality of all our children, irrespective of ethnicity, attainment, age, disability, gender or background and ensure that pupils have a common curriculum experience.
We believe that every pupil has an entitlement to develop their full potential. Educational experiences are provided which pupils’ achievements and recognise their individuality. Diversity is valued as a rich resource, which supports the learning of all. In this school, inclusion recognises a child’s right to a broad, balanced, relevant ad challenging curriculum, which is appropriate to their individual abilities, talents and personal qualities.
For further information please contact Mrs K Cooke our School’s SENCO on 01254 853518 or via email [email protected]
We have a commitment to the staff, pupils and governors of Coupe Green Primary School to ensure that equality of opportunity is available to all members of the school community. For our school this means not simply treating everybody the same butunderstanding and tackling the different barriers which could lead to unequal outcomes for different groups of pupils in school, whilst celebrating and valuing the achievements and strengths of all members of the school community. These include pupils, staff, parents, carers, the governing body, multi-agency staff, visitors to the school and students on placement.
We believe that equality at our school should permeate all aspects of school life and is the responsibility of every member of the school and wider community. Every member of the school community should feel safe, secure, valued and of equal worth.
At Coupe Green Primary School, equality is a key principle for treating all people fairly and creating a society in which everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential-irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or any other recognised area of discrimination.
Special Educational Needs
At Coupe Green we endeavour to ensure that all children reach their full potential. This is achieved through providing provision to meet the children’s needs. The needs may be learning, behavioural, social/emotional, physical or concentration needs. In order to enable children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) to achieve their potential we aim to remove barriers to learning, enabling them to access the curriculum effectively.
At Coupe Green we:
- Use provision mapping to ensure that children with SEN get the support they need.
- Ensure that children with SEND engage in the activities of the school alongside pupils who do not have SEND.
- Designate a teacher to be responsible for co-ordinating SEND provision. The SENCO is currently Mrs Kelly Cooke. The member of the governing body with specific oversight of the school’s arrangements for SEND and disability is currently Mrs Amber Parkinson.
- Communicate clearly with parents when making special educational provision for a child, this includes setting individual targets. Parents and children are invited to school to share their views, identifying strengths and next steps for learning.
Some of the ways we cater for special needs are:
Providing SEN Support Plans designed to give specific targets for children identified as SEND to enable them to move forward. The targets identified on the plan are then planned and taught through provision mapping by both teachers and teaching assistants. These targets are reviewed and evaluated each term and shared with parents. Mrs Cooke, SENCO monitors the composition and implementation of the support plans.
For children with more complex needs, a co-ordinated assessment process and new 0-25 Education, Health and Care Plans (EHC Plan) are set up these replace statements. For those children who require a EHC an ‘All About Me’ document is completed, liaising with families and children. Specialist personalised learning programmes may be planned to support the EHC plans. This provision is recommended by Educational Psychologists or the IDSS team. We work collaboratively with parents, SENCO, Headteacher and class teacher to provide the appropriate support. Targets are time limited and monitored.
Provide nurture groups to support children who require social and emotional support.
Provide counselling for children identified by parents, carers or teachers.
Organise support staff in school to cater to children’s needs.
Timetable intervention which is mostly delivered by class teachers through intervention times and guided group work in lessons.
Providing resources to support learning, such as ICT resources, visual timetables and practical learning aids.
Liaise with specialist teachers to support intervention in school and make use of SEN intervention resources, such as IDL, a program designed to support children with dyslexia.
The Government has asked all Local Authorities in the UK to publish, in one place, information about the services and provision they expect to be available in their area for children and young people from 0 to 25 who have Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND). This is known as the Local Offer.
You can also find Lancashire’s Local Offer by clicking www.lancashire.gov.uk/SEND.
At Coupe Green we have an AGT register, identifying those children that are Able, children that have the potential to achieve at a higher level than the majority of their peers in academic subjects; Gifted, children that are exceptional and perform above and beyond their years, representing around 0-5% of the population nationally; and Talented, children who show achievement in physical or creative aspects of learning such as, PE, Art, Music, Drama.
These children are identified on planning to ensure that they are challenged in lessons and given opportunities to excel in and out of school competitions. The Inclusion Leader tracks the progress of these children to ensure that they are making progress.
At Coupe Green we believe that all teachers are teachers of SEND and AGT children, therefore our teaching is differentiated to ensure that all children teach their full potential through challenge and support.