SENCO - Jamie Makepeace (Deputy Headteacher)
Please contact Mrs Makepeace if you have any SEN concerns.
We are an inclusive school and pride ourselves on the opportunities that are given to all of our pupils.
Every pupil within our school has the right to expect the highest standards of teaching and learning leading to good outcomes for all. All of our pupils have the responsibility to be active and engaged learners, showing excellent behaviour at all times and respect and tolerance for their peers and the staff that work with them.
Every single one of our pupils is exposed to a broad and balanced school curriculum that is supplemented by trips and visitors each term. Pupils have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of extra -curricular activities and opportunities.
Pupils are taught through our Healthy Minds sessions and our RE WOW days about different religions and family make ups. Through this they develop mutual respect and understanding for all adults within the school and their peers. School values are taught alongside British values and pupils are rewarded for showing these values in and around the school.
We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.
The objectives below represent our school’s priorities and are the outcome of a careful review of and analysis of data and other evidence. They also take into account national and local priorities and issues.
BJS Equality Objectives - Updated September 2019
Objective 1 - Continue to regularly analyse pupil data to ensure early identification of trends or areas of concern, with a particular focus on pupils within vulnerable groups. Ensure this analysis is regularly shared with all staff and governors and that action is taken to address any concerns or under achievement.
Objective 2 - Ensure all staff and governors complete appropriate training to ensure they maintain currency on Equality and Diversity which will allow them to fulfil their role fully.
Special Educational Needs
At Bedgrove Junior School we recognise that sometimes learning can be challenging for some pupils. We provide quality first teaching for all pupils and when pupils have been identified as having additional needs we offer individualised support.
Every child on the SEN register has a SEN support plan. This outlines desired outcomes, type of provision, time and financial costings. These are shared with parents and carers three times per year.
We have Learning Support Assistants to support those children with additional needs. They are trained to run a number of interventions. Below is a sample of some of the interventions that are monitored by the SENCo:
Recommended books to support your child.
'I can be who I want to be even though I have ADHD!' By Robert Gregory
'All dogs have ADHD' by Kathy Hoopmann
Child & Mental Health
You may be aware that mental health conditions in children are on the rise, with a major NHS report indicating that as many as 4 children in a class of 30 could be contending with serious emotional disorders. It's down to each of us to help the children in or lives that are struggling. We have an excellent pastoral team led by Miss Gore and supported by Miss Coates in the afternoon where we can provide help for pupils in school. the guide below may be useful for parents to use at home to support their child.
Some children may find a change in their routine, such as a snow day, very difficult to cope with or understand. This short social story may be useful to help them with any anxious feelings they may have about this unplanned change.
SEN Coffee Morning for Parents
Thank you for all those parents who have joined us for our three successful coffee mornings. We had some very positive feedback from the sessions. Parents have found it useful to discuss strategies that they use at home, understanding the structure of SEN procedures at Bedgrove Junior School and looking at a range of resources to support learning at home. Parents also enjoyed the opportunity to network with other parents.
Please keep a look out on our dates for the next morning.