At Captain’s Close, we are committed to equal opportunities for all of our pupils. We strive to remove barriers to learning to ensure that all children can reach their full potential, whatever their special educational need (SEN) or disability. The majority of pupils with SEND in our school are provided for within the class by slight adjustments to work, resources or teaching methods. Whilst we strive to be as inclusive as possible, we recognise that sometimes, to achieve their potential, children may need adjustments to the teaching styles or learning provision. The Headteacher, Inclusion Lead, Sendco, teachers and support staff work with parents and outside agencies to ensure the best approaches possible are used in order to support children with SEND.
Being part of Discovery Trust enables us to have access to EPIC Educational Psychology Services and EPIC Speech and Language Services. This enables our children to direct access to external services if necessary to help us to pinpoint quickly and accurately any barriers to learning a pupil may have. We have weekly support from the EPIC team and they also provide first class training to ensure that all adults within the school setting have a strong understanding of a wide range of SEND provision requirements.
Our Captain’s Nest offers an bespoke curriculum for the children with an Education, Health, Care Plan (EHCP) with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. The staff that work in the base are able to provide additional therapy services such as Music Therapy which some of our mainstream SEND pupils can also access. Having this Resource Hub has enabled all of our staff to have an inclusive and caring ethos towards all children and ensures that we have a child-centred approach to best support all of our pupils.
To find out more in detail about how we support pupils with at Captain’s Close Primary School, known as the our SEND Local Offer, please read the school SEND information report and SEND policy. To find out more about the Leicestershire County Council SEN offer, please click here.
If you are concerned about your child, in the first instance, please do not hesitate to contact the class teacher. They will happily discuss your child’s progress and ways in which you can help your child at home.
If you have specific questions or need further advice after reading the policy and information report, please do not hesitate to contact the school Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCo), Mr Nic Bates, who can be contacted via the school office.