Please follow our Complaints Procedure which can be found on our School Policies page on the Key Information tab.
In East Sussex the vision for children and young people with special needs and/or disabilities is the same as for all children and young people – that they:
- achieve well in their early years, at school and in college;
- are well cared for, have their health needs met, lead happy and fulfilled lives;
- have choice and control over the key decisions that affect them.
East Sussex are working with families to develop their strategies and plans.
Here is the link to the Local Authority’s Local Offer for SEND.
The class teacher is the first point of contact. If they are unable to answer your query, please refer to the SENDCo contact details at the top of this page.
We are keen to involve parents and carers in all aspect of school life. Opportunities include:
- Provision maps discussed with parents and carers, highlighting the role they can play.
- Newsletters and school website including details of home learning.
- Informal and formal meetings.
- Volunteering in school.
- Becoming a parent Governor.
- Joining our PTFA/PFA.
- Parent Partners in each class at Roselands
- A Federation Parent Forum
- Evaluation of the child’s needs by the school, working with parents.
- Analysis of information from school observations and assessments.
- Meeting between school staff, parents and child to plan appropriate support.
- Working with outside services as appropriate.
- Allocation of resources as appropriate to deliver any plans.
Resources will be allocated accordingly to need and with regard to the budget of the school.
- Effective transition arrangements with previous schools and nurseries.
- All records and information about your child are discussed and passed on between schools.
- Extra pre-joining visits for children as appropriate.
- Continuation of involvement of outside services, if appropriate.
- Home visits to new children’s parents and carers if appropriate.
- Meeting with parents and carers.
- Effective transition arrangements with secondary schools.
- The ground floor is fully wheel chair accessible at both schools
- Both schools have an accessible toilet.
- Both schools have showering and washing facilities.
- At Stafford there is a lift to the first floor.
- At Stafford there are ramps into the mobile classroom.
- At Stafford there is an EVAC chair, which staff have been trained to use.
We are committed to supporting children to access all activities outside the classroom, including trips wherever possible. Parents and carers will always be included in the discussions around activities if we have any concerns. Risk assessments are carried out and medical advice is always taken into account when planning to include children with any additional needs.
There is ongoing training for staff to increase or refresh skills. This is done both internally and through external agencies. The types of training staff receive include:
- Basic first aid
- Quality First Teaching
- Approaches to teaching reading
- Provision Map writing
- Positive Handling (behaviour management)
A number of teaching assistants have individual training for a child’s specific needs, such as:
- physiotherapy to manage a particular set of exercises
- a personalised occupational therapy plan
- a specific speech and language programmes.