Please see below the Liberty SEN information report . This report is for parents so they can see how Liberty supports pupils with Special Educational Needs . Please note the Inclusion policy is currently under review and will be online shortly once approved by governors.
The 'Local Offer' at Liberty Primary School
Liberty Primary School Special Educational Needs Coordinator : Mrs Karen Grierson
Liberty Primary School Special Educational Needs Link Governor: Mrs Jo Lyons
Your child and Special Educational Needs. How do we support them?
At Liberty Primary School we embrace the fact that every child is different and, therefore, the educational needs of every child are different - this is certainly the case for children with Special Educational Needs.
How will my child be supported to make progress?
All Liberty Primary School pupils benefit from access to a range of teaching and learning styles; a differentiated curriculum; a range of differentiated learning materials (both for reinforcement and extension); assessment procedures that emphasise pupils' strengths and achievements; access to ICT; booster classes at various times of the year for identified KS2 children; and a broad range of extra-curricular activities including residential and day trips.
What additional provisions can my child access to support their learning?
The school offers many different forms of additional provision. This can include: additional in-class support; additional out-of-class support; one-to-one support; flexible groupings (including small group work); access to specific resources; mentoring; counselling; and access to a wide range of outside agencies*. Additional provision is overseen by the school's SENCo and is designed and/or implemented by an excellent team of teachers, ably supported by a highly trained group of teaching assistants. As with individual targets, the most important point is this: additional provision depends on the needs of the child.
If my child has a special need what support will you offer them?
In terms of what we offer children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, this is different for every child and it is important to emphasise that, as much as possible, this provision is designed by the relevant Liberty Primary School staff members working alongside the child, the child's family and, where appropriate, outside agencies*.
How will this happen?
Typically, a child with identified Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities will have an ISP (Individual Support Plan) which sets out targets that are currently being worked on and what additional provision is put in place for that child. The content of the ISP is negotiated, as appropriate, with the child and the child's family and where relevant with the support of educational and health care professionals. This is why it is so important that parents/carers attend meetings arranged to review a child's provision.
What sorts of special need will be supported at Liberty Primary School?
For many children, ISP targets will be connected to learning and will often be specifically to do with literacy and numeracy. For other children, they may be to do with social interaction, communicating with children and adults, emotional difficulties, physical or medical needs (for example problems to do with fine motor control) … the list is endless! The most important point is this: targets depend on the needs of the child.
Are there particular extra curricular activities that my child can access?
We do not offer targeted extra-curricular activities for children with Special Education Needs, but instead actively try to ensure that all our extra-curricular activities, including our residential trips, are adapted and risk assessed for children's specific needs. We are delighted by the number of pupils with Special Educational Needs who participate fully in school trips, residentials, extra-curricular clubs, art endeavours, sports teams and school committees (e.g. our School Council and as ambassadors for learning).
For more detailed information about our 'Local Offer' for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities please download the document below.
Please note that our revised Inclusion Policy which reflects recent changes in legislation is awaiting ratification by the Governing Body.
Below we have listed some of the outside agencies that may be involved in supporting pupils with SEND at Liberty Primary School:
Early Support, Educational Psychology Service, Language, Behaviour and Learning Support Team (including Speech and Language therapists), Merton Autism Outreach Service (MAOS), Portage (pre-school - home-based), Sensory Team (including hearing and visually impaired teams), Special Educational Needs (SEN) team, Short Breaks, Targeted Inclusion Team, Education welfare service (attendance), Merton Parent Partnership.
Speech and language therapy, Occupational therapy, Specialist consultant, General practitioner, Paediatrics, Health visitor, School nurse, Child and adolescent mental health service - CAMHS, Social services, Physiotherapy and Podiatry
SHINE, Wimbledon Guild, Save the Children (FAST)