Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Eversholt is a caring school that believes every child has a right to thrive

Our inclusion policy denotes that children receive timely interventions matched to their area of need to ensure their inclusion and success within our school community, whatever their need or speed of learning.

How we identify what children need

All of the children at Eversholt are assessed against a set of skills which enables teachers to track the next steps for learning. This ensures that progress is maximised for each individual and shows clearly which areas of learning need additional support.

How we offer support

If your child needs extra support to reach expected national curriculum levels, you will be asked to talk to staff about your child’s learning. You will be given the opportunity to contribute to the targets set for your child. A plan to support your child’s progress will be devised and regularly reviewed with you. All staff working with your child will know the targets set for your child and the best ways to support their learning.

Families are always invited to contribute to the review of targets, and will be given a copy to discuss at home.

What to do if you are concerned

In the first instance we ask families to communicate with their child’s teacher, as they are likely to know your child best in school.

Families can also contact our Head Teacher, Mrs Miller via telephone on 01525 280298, or via email.

How children have a say

We talk to your children regularly about their wishes and feelings and we ask you to do the same, as this is how we can get the support just right. Our school council representatives help us to know our children better, and your child’s support staff member and teacher will add that personal touch too.

Our governor for inclusion is Nathalie Muller. She is always keen to hear the views of parents through our forums, our questionnaires, drop-ins, appointments or emails.

Our network of agencies

As a school we can refer to other agencies to offer more specialist advice. Please see how this is offered within Central Bedfordshire.

If your child has complex needs, they may have a one plan. This is an Education Health and Care Plan (previously known as a statement). This provides a more comprehensive description of need and the delivery of specialist programmes to support your child in school.