SENDCo - Mrs. E. Saunders
Phone: 01229 462753
Click here to download our SEND Policy
At Ireleth St Peter's, we believe that all children have an entitlement to be educated alongside their peers in an inclusive environment, tailored to their specific needs. We are deeply committed to removing barriers to learning that can hinder or exclude both individual or groups of pupils.
We pride ourselves on our unique family feel and recognise the importance of working alongside parents and carers to create an effective team, all working towards the same goal, with the child at the centre. We recognise that our families play such a vital role in the well-being and development of their children. Equality of opportunity is a reality for all our children within school and our dedicated team work relentlessly to ensure that all children have the right to a fulfilling learning experience, regardless of their social background, academic ability, ethnicity, or health.
Mrs Saunders (SENCo) and Mrs R E McFarlane (Headteacher), work closely together to ensure the needs of all children with SEND needs are met. This team ensures that children receive personalised interventions and pastoral care, including identifying and putting measures in place to support pupil's social and emotional needs; special educational needs; disabilities; behaviour; mental health or medical needs. We support Class Teachers and parents to identify and meet the needs of every child, providing opportunities for real-life learning and working with other agencies to ensure the best possible provision for our more vulnerable pupils.
Please click on the links below to see key documents that provide information about how we support children with SEND at ISP.
Please see the links and information provided below for further support that is available in our local area.
Our school information report contains lots of information about how we ensure children who have SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) are supported at ISP. If you have any questions related to supporting children with SEND in school, you may find the answer in our school SEND information report.
The powerpoint link here: ISP School Information Report Powerpoint may help you to do this.
SEND Parent Forum:
Every half term, we hold a forum for family members of children with SEND. This provides the opportunity for parents to understand more about the processes in place in school to provide SEND support to our pupils, and to discuss any topics that they would like to raise. It also provides parents with the chance to socialise with other parents and share their expertise and develop a support network.
This year, we have also introduced a whole school wellbeing scheme to support every pupil's social, emotional and mental wellbeing. Every class participates in a weekly session aimed at equipping them with strategies to regulate and manage their mental health. This includes 'Happy Breathing' which children practice to remain calm and gain control of their emotions. Click the link below to find out more.
You can access more information on the Mental Health support available in your local area here.
Cumbria SEND IAS Service (which was formerly known as the Parent Partnership Service) offers impartial information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities and their parents and carers. This support now includes signposting to health and social care advisory services.
www.ipsea.org.uk – A useful site for free, legally based Special Education advice.
www.autism.org.uk – The National Autistic Society website, the main UK charity for supporting people with ASD and their families.
www.skybadger.co.uk - an award winning website run by parents of children with SEND, for parents. There is an extensive directory of charities and firms that provide advocacy and legal support to parents and young people.
www.special-needs-kids.co.uk – An information directory for parents and carers.
www.autismuk.com – Information on ASD.
www.autismspeaks.org – A comprehensive site, with a useful resource library.
www.autism.org.uk - The National Autistic Society website provides guidance on writing your own personalised social stories.
www.attentionautism.com – For more information on Attention Autism and how you can support your child to develop attention and turn-taking skills.
www.widgit.com/resources - Symbolled resources for different topics and areas of life, including resources for fire safety and about visiting the doctors/dentists.
www.iassnetwork.co.uk – Advice and support for parents of children with SEND.
www.downs-syndrome.org.uk – Advice and support, including booklets to help with independent toileting, sleeping and managing behaviour.
SEND Info report
At Ireleth St Peter’s, through values rooted in Christian teaching, our community nurtures and enables positive foundations for life. Our distinct Christian ethos permeates throughout ISP.
Working together in successful partnership, our school family embraces the common goal of inspiring every child to reach their fullest potential, through God’s love.