Newhall Community Junior School is a mainstream, inclusive school, where all classes are of mixed ability and teachers provide work that is suitably differentiated to match the ability of each group. This is achieved though the effective deployment of a wide range of staff, resources and materials.
If your child has Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) the school follows the Code of Practice to ensure that inclusion is achieved and progress is made. Parents will be made aware if their child is placed on the ‘Special Educational Needs Provision Map’ and will have the opportunity for an informal meeting with the class teacher and/or the Special Educational Needs Leader , to discuss the type of provision that can be put in place.
Depending on the level of support your child receives, they may have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) which sets achievable SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely) targets to achieve progress and development. Children play a central role in evaluating their own progress and helping to determine future targets. The IEPs are reviewed three times a year and parents are invited and encouraged to attend these meetings.
Some children require the support of specialist agencies such as Educational Psychologist, Behaviour Support, Speech and Language Therapists, Counsellors, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists etc. If this is the case for your child, parents will be kept fully informed of any actions taken or planned. We at Newhall Community Junior School pride ourselves on establishing and maintaining close communication and links between families, school and outside agencies making sure that your child remains the central focus of all our efforts.
The member of staff responsible for Special Educational Needs provision in school and support for staff and parents is: Miss L Campbell.
Contact: 01283 217472 or firstname.lastname@example.org FAO Miss Campbell/SEND
The member of staff with overall responsibility for Safeguarding is: the Headteacher
Contact: 01283 217472 or email@example.com FAO the Headteacher
Derbyshire Information Advice & Support for SEND
Derbyshire Information, Advice and Support Service (DIASS) is the new name for the Parent Partnership Service. We provide independent information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), as well as their parents and carers. This includes Autism, Aspergers, ADHD, Dyslexia or any other special educational need. We also support children, young people and parents affected by exclusion from school.
For Parents and Carers in Derbyshire
We are a registered charity which is run by parent/carer volunteers with children/young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities. We organise parent participation, providing the opportunity to talk about all the services they receive in Derbyshire.
Autism Derbyshire County Council
Local services and information The following websites contain information for people with autism, as well as those who wish to learn more about it.