Get in touch
Hexham First School

Special Educational Needs & Equality

Special Educational Needs & Equality

Special Educational Needs

Mrs Forster (Nursery class teacher) is the SENCo at Hexham First . She has completed the National SEN Award accreditation. This is a statutory requirement by the Government.

We currently have 132 pupils in our school from Nursery to Year 4. The proportion of pupils with SEND support is above national average (18% January 2018 census ). The proportion of children with a statement / Education Health Care (EHC) plan is below the national average.

Our Special Educational Needs Policy sets out how the school will meet the needs of children experiencing difficulties, taking into account the Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. This can be found at the bottom of the page.

At Hexham First we aim for early identification of needs through continuous assessment of the basic skills.  Parents are consulted when staff become aware of any problems, and are encouraged to work in partnership with school to provide the best possible support for the child. We work closely with a range of services to ensure we are assessing and addressing individual needs.

SEN Governors

Mrs Taylor is the SEND Link Governor.

Mrs Taylor and Mrs Forster (SENCo) meet on a Termly Basis to discuss SEND provision at Hexham First .

Please see below for a summary of each SEND Governor / SENCo Termly Meeting.

Code of Practice

Please see below the Code of Practice (2014) for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Accessibility Plan

Please click on the link below to see our current accessibility plan.

Accessibility Plan 2016 Hexham 

SEND Information Report (School / Local Offer)

Hexham First School must publish information regarding the provision that they provide to children attending the school. The SEND Information Report was devised in consultation with staff and Governors. Pupil voice and Parental views are paramount to developing inclusive practice, and were considered when creating the offer.

Northumberland County Council also publish a Local Offer that parents, carers and families can access to find information on the range of services and support available in the Northumberland area. Please click on the link below which will redirect you to the Family Services Directory and Local Offer website.

The SEND information, advice and support service also offer impartial information, advice and support to families of children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities. This service is free and confidential. If you would like to find out more please click on the link below which will redirect you.

Medical Needs

We have experience of supporting children with a range of medical needs.
Children with specific medical needs have a care plan in place, where appropriate.
Training is provided to staff in order to meet the individual medical needs of each child.

This may involve training from medical staff to support us in meeting individual needs.

Equality Objectives

2014 – 2017

Characteristic: We have very few racist incidents reported in school.

Objective: Make sure staff are familiar with the revised racist incident report form (Form 1) and the four types of incident described.

Characteristic: Principles of equality underpin all our key decisions and plans. We need to make this transparent and visible.

Objective: We undertake equality analysis on any new or proposed policy, funding or initiative, and at least annually we analyse the equality impact of our development plan.

Characteristic: We take interventions for all individual needs seriously and evidence shows that pupils make outstanding progress. However, this progress must be maintained when the interventions end.

Objective: To closely monitor children who have completed interventions in order to ensure that continuous progress is maintained.

Characteristic: We have families with many differing domestic circumstances.

Objective: To closely monitor and ensure that all families are treated with equal and utmost respect at all times.

Sign up to our Newsletter