At Lister Infant School , we adopt a 'whole school approach' to special educational needs and disability (SEND). All staff work to ensure inclusion of all pupils. The school is committed to ensuring that pupils with special educational needs can fulfill their potential and achieve optimal educational outcomes.
Our aims are to ensure that all pupils with SEND have their needs identified in order to support academic progression and continued physical and mental health and well-being. To ensure that every child is protected from harm and neglect and that every effort is made to enable them to learn and grow independently. To ensure all children can access a balanced curriculum, differentiated where appropriate. To ensure that all pupils with SEND are able to fully access the curriculum by providing extra support or additional resources where appropriate and by removing their barriers to learning.
School SENCO- Mrs Gordon
SEN Link Governor- Mrs S Fernandez
Under the new SEND code of practice, local authorities must publish a Local Offer, setting out in one place information about provision they expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans. In setting out what they 'expect to be available', local authorities should include provision which they believe will actually be available.
The Local Offer has two key purposes:
- To provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date information about the available provision and how to access it, and
- To make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving disabled children and those with SEN and their parents, and disabled young people and those with SEN, and service providers in its development and review.
This is Our Local offer which sets out what provision and support is usually available at Lister Infant School for disabled children and children with SEN. This offer was created in conjunction with parents, staff and governors of Lister Infant School. If you require more information or wish to view the school, please do not hesitate to contact the school on 0151 2284069.
Intervention programmes have a crucial role to play in continuing to raise standards and ensuring all children reach their potential. At Lister we monitor children's progress and target support to help those who need to 'catch up' to ensure that all children make progress.
At Lister we run a range of intervention programmes to ensure all children achieve.
- Numbers Count
- Early Literacy Support (ELS)
- Direct Phonics
- Talking Partners
- Talking Maths
- Better Reading Partnership
- Readwrite A to Z
- A to Z Phonics
- First Class @ Number
- Language Steps
- Talk Boost
The children are involved so they understand the purpose and intended outcomes of the intervention. The intervention programmes include strategies to enable children to identify their learning targets and to assess their own progress. We also value parental support during interventions to support work at home.
All interventions are measured to ensure impact, progress and quality provision.
At Lister Infant School and Nursery, we are promoting the Health and Well-Being of children as we understand that a healthy body and mind will enable the child to reach their full potential to become a lifelong learner.
Mental health is how we feel, how we think and how we behave. At Lister Infant School and Nursery, we recognise that all children and adults need the foundation of positive mental health to benefit fully from all of the opportunities available to them.
Childhood should be a carefree, fun time, but sometimes children and young people face emotional and even traumatic experiences that may be related to school and educational situations.
Being expected to deal with problems and challenges life presents can become quite overwhelming for some, leading to anxiety, stress and even depression. We can’t control life’s situations, but being able to thrive despite these challenges comes from having strong skills of resilience. In order to support our children through these times, school follows the ROAR Response Programme. To find out more click on the link https://www.roarresponse.com/
We promote positive mental health taught through our PSHE curriculum and when required through specialised targeted support. In school, we have a Mental Health and Well Being Lead- Mrs Gordon who is supported by our School Mental Health Practitioner and Seedlings Practitioner.
If you have concerns regarding your child and their mental health, please speak to a member of the team. We are here to help.
Calming Ideas and Activities
We have signed up to become an Asthma Friendly School, because we know that about 1 in every 10 school-age children has asthma. If asthma is not well controlled, the symptoms can keep your child from being active or even from going to school. We are here to help and work in partnership with you and your child. We hope you find the following information helpful.
Mrs Gordon is our Asthma Lead if you would like to discuss your child's asthma plan.