Inclusion and SEN
Graduated Response for Inclusion
Inclusion Quality Mark Award
Local Offer 2023-2024
Find out more about inclusion at Avenue Primary Academy
Sutton's Local Offer
Special Educational Needs (SEN) and/or Disabilities (D) & Inclusion
We are dedicated to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all of our pupils whatever their needs or abilities. Our aspirational aims for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities are the same as those for all children in the school.
What are special educational needs?
If your child has more difficulties than most children their age with aspects of their learning, communication or behaviour, they are likely to benefit from additional support in school which will enable them to access the curriculum at their level.
Within school, this means that they may be identified on the school's special educational needs register so that provision to meet their needs can be planned for. As children progress, they may be taken off of the register at a future point when their needs no longer require significant, additional support.
What is a disability?
A person has a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long term adverse affect on his or her ability to carry out normal, day to day activities.
Children with a disability have special educational needs if they have any difficulty in accessing education and if they need any special educational provision to be made for them, that is anything that is additional to or different from what is normally available in school.
The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo)
All mainstream schools must appoint a designated teacher; the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo), who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school's SEND policy (please see link above.) The SENCo will co-ordinate provision for pupils with SEND and liaise with parents, staff and external agencies. The named, qualified SENCo for Avenue Primary Academy is Miss Spencer. Please contact Miss Spencer via the school office.
Our school Inclusion Team
We have a specialist team of staff who work with Mrs Vaz to ensure high quality, specialist support for all pupils, not just pupils identified on the SEN register.
Mrs Vaz - Lead SENCo & Head of Base
Miss Spencer - SENCo
Miss Davis - Family Support Worker
Mrs Giddings - Lead TA for SEMH
Mrs Collins - Lead TA for Learning
Miss Bentley - Specialist TAs for SEMH
Mrs Ross - Specialist TA for Occupational Therapy
Mrs Wolsoncroft - Specialist TA for Learning
Mrs Palmer - Specialist TA for Speech and Language
Mrs Wyld- Specialist TA for EYFS