Mercenfeld Primary School is a mainstream school with a commitment to inclusive practice. We endeavour to secure special educational provision for pupils who require support that is ‘additional to and different from’ that which is provided for through a differentiated, inclusive curriculum and quality first teaching and aims to better respond to the four identified areas of need as stated in the Code of Practice Sept 2014.
Our monitoring cycle and targeted tracking of all our pupil enables us to identify a pupil’s specific needs that we endeavour to support through tailored and differentiated interventions. We have an experienced SENCO and a skilled team of SEN Learning Support Assistants, who work closely with the class teacher, and who have experience of working with children with a variety of additional needs (as listed below), which may fall within one or more of the following areas.
Communication and Interaction
Cognition and Learning
Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Sensory and Physical needs
We value the professional input from outside agencies and work closely with them to complement our strategies and understanding of our pupils.