'The school is a calm, harmonious place where pupils grow and become increasingly mature.' OFSTED 2016'Teachers are trained well and have good subject knowledge.' OFSTED'Pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics.' OFSTED 2016'The ‘One World, One School’ ethos ensures that pupils are taught to respect and be tolerant of other faiths and cultures.' OFSTED 2016' The curriculum is carefully designed to enthuse pupils and create a love of learning.' OFSTED 2016'The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.' OFSTED 2016‘Good behaviour and supportive relationships result in learning proceeding smoothly’ OFSTED 2016

Special Education Needs

 

HGPS SEND statement

 

At Hugh Gaitskell Primary School we want to make sure that every child gets the best support we can offer.We aim to help every child to enjoy their learning, feel confident and happy amongst their friends and make the best possible progress.

 

Each individual in school has needs that that will affect their learning.  Sometimes children need special support to give them an extra boost or to help them to keep up or 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 keep a close eye on their progress, look carefully at what special support they need and keep in close touch with parents and carers.

 

The school Pastoral Team works alongside teachers and external professionals to enable children to reach their full potential.

If you would like to discuss the needs of your child or the special needs provision in school, please contact Mrs Adkin in the first instance either on the school telephone number (below) or by email

 

caroline.adkin@hg-ps.org 

What is the SEND register?

 

The SEN (Special Educational Needs) Register is a list of children who need extra help because they have some sort of difficulty that affects their learning.  The list is fluid with some children only needing support for a short period of time and others needing more sustained intervention.

 

With some children their area of difficulty is clear.  With other children the actual difficulty is less clear, but because they are not making good progress, additional support needs to be put in place.

 

Children can be placed on the SEN Register because they have difficulties in any of these areas:

 

  • Communication and Interaction Difficulties (including Autistic Spectrum Disorder)
  • Learning and Cognition Difficulties (including dyslexia)
  • Social, Emotional or Mental Health Difficulties (including behavioural difficulties)
  • Sensory or Physical Difficulties (including Hearing or Visual Impairment)

There are different categories of need on the SEN Register.  They are called: SEND support and EHCP plan.

  

At Hugh Gaitskell Primary School we currently have approximately 100 children on our SEND Register. 

 

Overview of the Pastoral Team

Meet the team

 

 

 

Mrs J Padgett                                                              Mrs J Kay

Deputy Headteacher and Inclusion Manager                 Lead Safeguarding Officer

 

 

Mrs S Walker                                                            Miss Z Pallister                                                 Mrs J Tonkinson

Behaviour Support Worker                                   Behaviour Support Worker                            Family Support Worker

 

 

                            Mrs S Belton                                                      Mrs C Adkin      

                     Attendance Officer                                                   SENCo