We recognise that pupils learn at different rates and that there are many factors that influence achievement and attainment.
Many pupils, at some time in their school career, may experience difficulties which pose barriers to learning; these may be long or short term. Not all pupils with disabilities have special educational needs and not all pupils with SEN meet the definition of disability; the policy covers all of these pupils.
At Highgate Primary Academy we are committed to ensuring that every child gets the best support we can offer in order to help them to enjoy their learning, feel confident and happy amongst their friends and make the best progress possible.
Every child is an individual and has individual needs that will affect their learning. Sometimes children need special support to give them an extra boost or to help them catch up with other children of the same age. They may need this support for a short time or a longer period, but during this time they will be part of our Special Educational Needs (SEN) Register and we will monitor their progress, look carefully at what special support they need and keep in close touch with their parents.
Our Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator is Mrs. S. Sankey, who co-ordinates a team of people to provide additional support to our more vulnerable pupils.
For more detail about what we can offer children with additional needs click on the documents below.
Autism – autism-at-home-booklet
Barnsley local offer during COVID-19 period – https://fsd.barnsley.gov.uk/kb5/barnsley/fisd/site.page?id=OjJT6k7is50
Communication and Interaction – Support during COVID-19 – A Parent’s Guide – Barnsley SCI Team
Inclusion at Highgate Primary Academy aims to reduce educational failure and maximise potential for all children by supporting children’s holistic development and helping to remove barriers to achievement. We will provide effective learning opportunities for all children based on their individual needs.