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Meadow Park Academy

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SEN & Inclusion

At Meadow Park Academy, we understand that each child has unique needs and that some pupils require more support than others to achieve. Many pupils may need help throughout their time in education, while others may need a little extra support for a short period to help them overcome more temporary problems.

We aim to support all pupils to participate in school life and learning to the best of their individual abilities. 

Who can access Inclusion support?

Inclusion at Meadow Park covers: 

  • Special Educational Needs

  • Gifted and Talented Children
  • Children with English as an additional Language
  • Child Protection
  • Looked-After Children
  • Child Action Teams (Family Support Workers, Primary Mental Health Workers, Prevention and Support Workers, Emotional Welfare Development Workers)
  • Educational Psychology
  • In-school Interventions
  • Deployment of Support Staff
  • Liaison with Medical Professionals
If you have any queries about Inclusion at Meadow Park please make an appointment to see Mrs Clark, SENCo at the school office.

Supporting children with additional needs

Pupils with identified special educational needs (SEN)

If a pupil is known to have SEN when they join the school, the Headteacher, SENCo, literacy and numeracy coordinators, departmental and pastoral colleagues will:

  • use information from the pupil's primary school to develop an appropriate curriculum
  • identify the pupil's skills and highlight areas for early action to support them in class
  • provide regular feedback to all teachers and parents about the pupil's achievements and experiences
  • use observations and assessments as the basis for planning the next steps of the pupil's learning
  • provide appropriate informal opportunities for the pupil to show what they know, understand and can do through the pastoral programme
  • involve the pupil in planning and agreeing targets to meet their needs
  • involve parents in developing and implementing a joint learning approach at home and in school.

What to do if you think your child may have special educational needs

Speak to the class teacher. The class teacher is the person working with your child day-to-day and is always happy to speak to you about any aspect of school life. You can also make an appointment to speak to the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (also known as a SENCo), Mrs Clark via the school office.

What happens next? 

An observation, further assessment or meeting may be arranged with the SENCo to discuss concerns and support. A referral may be made to the SEN register – in this case information will be shared with you at every stage and the teacher may set up a One Page Profile (also known as a Pupil Profile). 

The pupil profile will highlight areas of strength and difficulty for your child and set realistic short-term targets. The pupil profile will also include measures that will be in place to support your child. These may include small group work, individual support programmes,
use of visual supports, individual work stations, use of extra resources, play time or nurture support groups.

The profile will be reviewed at least twice a year.

Please see also our SEND Policy below for further details.

Useful links

Reading SEND Local Offer