At Manor Farm Community Junior School, we ensure all pupils receive a broad, balanced, and challenging curriculum – matched to each individual child’s skills, talents and personal qualities – within a safe and caring environment. We have a strong reputation for our inclusive approach, which covers all curriculum lessons, assemblies, school visits and residential trips, sporting activities, social activities, play times and extra-curricular clubs.
Manor Farm Community Junior School uses a graduated approach for the identification, provision and review of pupils with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities). The class teacher together with the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCO) will identify pupils with SEND. We use Quality First Teaching (QFT) for high-quality differentiation.
We currently have 42 children on our SEND list, with a wide range of needs: autism, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, language disorder, language delay, global delay, dyslexia, literacy/numeracy difficulties and social, emotional and mental health needs. Five of our children have an EHCP. We use a wide range of strategies to support children with SEND in school, which vary depending on the need of the child. For example, we use Nessy (an online programme for reading and spelling for dyslexia) and Dynamo (for dyscalculia). Support can be both within the class or in a small group where needed.
Mrs Vanessa Mason is our new and wonderful Inclusion Officer, and her role includes coordinating all our SEND provisions and needs. She has a passion for helping all children reach their potential and is a huge asset to our school.
The school has a nominated governor with responsibility for SEND. The key contacts regarding SEND are the Head teacher and the Inclusion Officer. They can be contacted here.
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Manor Farm Junior School has a complaints policy and this is available from the school and on the school website policies page here.