Special Educational Needs and Disabilities .
At Rackham we are determined to meet the educational needs of all our pupils. The school caters for the needs of all children with special educational needs, with and without statements. All teachers plan, set and mark work which is appropriate and relevant to the individual needs of pupils. The school has adopted a model of special needs assessment and provision recommended by the Cambridgeshire LA. The Special Needs Co-ordinator is responsible for overseeing assessment and provision.
Children are regularly assessed and when appropriate, specific needs are incorporated into Individual Education or Behaviour Plans. These are reviewed termly and parents are encouraged to be part of this review process. All classes are allocated Teaching Assistant time to support the needs of particular individuals or groups and when appropriate we will work with other outside agencies to provide support of a specific nature.
We identify children who may be more able and aim to provide them with appropriate challenges, tracking their progress to ensure their needs are met. In addition, talented children in arts, sport or drama are encouraged to develop and use these skills through extra-curricular activities as well as other opportunities within and between schools.
Access to and in the school for children with physical disabilities is good and all efforts will be made to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate children with a physical disability or need.
Our SENDCo is Mrs Boyden, she is based in school and is available to meet with parents or carers by appointment to support you and your children.
At Rackham we recognise that some children require additional sensory input to support them during the school day. We have a designated Sensory Circuits group, which is available for children to access at the beginning of each day.
Following discussions with the SENDCo and parents or carers, some Pupils are invited to attend circuits on a daily basis to encourage a positive start to the day.
If you have any questions or concerns about the special educational provision for your child, or about special educational needs generally, please arrange an appointment with your child’s teacher. If you need further advice, please contact the Headteacher.
The name of the Special Needs Co-ordinator is Mrs Boyden. The name of our SEND Governor is Dan Parratt.