Moorside Community Primary School

SEND

SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)

Moorside Community Primary School is three-form entry, with a non-teaching Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo), two Deputy Head Teachers, four Assistant Head Teachers (phase leaders) and an experienced Senior Leadership Team (SLT).

The SEND provision at Moorside is overseen by the link SEND Governor who forms part of the Governing Board (GB), Sue Featherston, whose role is to support the development of provision for all SEND pupils. For the academic year 2019 – 2020 we will have two additional staff members undertaking the NASENCo qualification.

The catchment area for Moorside has varied socio-economic roots and this is therefore reflected in the varied pupil intake. Over recent years the SLT have worked tirelessly to build and promote the success of the SEND provision at Moorside and as a result the number of SEND pupils now on roll has increased significantly, with around 30% of pupils on roll being either monitored as a SEND concern or forming part of the SEND register.

At Moorside, we endeavour to empower pupils, provide them with opportunities to develop and to enable them to flourish irrespective of their individual learning difficulties. This is done in consultation with The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice, (COP), (2014), The Equality Act (2010), The Children and Families Act (2014), the Local Authority and correlating internal school policies.