SEN & Inclusion

Stockton’s Local Offer provides information to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities, aged 0 – 25, to help them to understand what services and support, they and their families can expect from a range of local agencies within the local authority and neighbouring area.

Our SEN Support Offer can be seen by clicking on the link above.

 At Harrow Gate Primary Academy we pride ourselves on being an inclusive school and strive to support all children 'to be the best that they can be'; our aim is to always try to identify at the earliest possible time children's special educational needs and to try to meet these needs in the best possible way. We support all individuals through the cycle of assess, plan, do, review.

What help can be offered?

At SEN Support your child will receive appropriate provision which will best meet the child's needs. This could be support from a TA, differentiated work, additional class intervention or work with the specialist support we have working in school such as the Behaviour Family Intervention Worker or the Learning Mentor. The class teacher is responsible for setting targets for your child which highlights the key targets for a term. These targets are decided in communication with your child and then shared at a review meeting where you as the parent have an opportunity to voice your feelings and opinions about these targets and to learn about ways in which you can support your child. The child’s progress, both academically and socially, will be monitored more closely by the Inclusion Leader.

If your child has a Statement of Educational Needs or an Education Health and Care Plan, school is very careful in following the statutory guidance of the statement or EHCP  and inputting the recommendations outlined so as to best support your child’s learning. Support is very specific to each individual case. Annual Reviews are held with all appropriate professionals and parents to discuss progress and any areas of celebration or concerns. Further targets for the coming year are then set and provision is adapted to meet your child’s needs.

If necessary, we may ask you if we can refer your child to other outside agencies for further support and advice on how to meet your child's needs. These agencies could include Speech and Language, the Educational Psychologist, a Child Therapist as well as other appropriate agencies. Your consent will be sought if we need any further intervention from outside agencies.

We are committed to trying to work closely with parents as we view the support from home as critical. Help offered at home plays an important part in achieving success. If you require any more information about SEN and Inclusion, you a very welcome to contact the SENCO Mrs Gemma Holloway.

Useful links for parents:

ADHD Parenting Tips

Developmental Coordination Difficulties
Supporting a child with Developmental Coordination Difficulties

Parents with a dyslexic child
How to support a Dyslexic child at home

ASD support for Parents
A fantastic website to support parents with a child with autism

I CAN
Supporting children with speech, language and communication difficulties

Complaints procedure for SEN support and EHCP provision

If you want to complain about a school’s SEN support, you should do it while your child is still registered at the school.

This includes complaints that the school has not provided the support required by your child’s SEN statement or education, health and care (EHC) plan.

Click the link below for full explanation of the process.

http://www.gov.uk/complain-about-school/sen-complaints