One of the primary aims of Millfield First and Nursery School is to offer all children a high quality broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum to enable them to reach their full potential regardless of any barriers to learning they may have. We view every child as an individual, with their own preferred ways of learning and working and aim to support them as such. Some of our children have particular needs which may present a barrier to their learning or ability to fully access the curriculum. This difficulty may relate to a learning difficulty, which may be either general or specific, or it may be a physical or emotional difficulty. Our approach is to actively monitor all children so that any difficulties are identified early and provision made to enable them to make good progress. We adopt a graduated approach to our provision.
We recognise parents as the first and foremost educators of their children and appreciate the unique knowledge they hold about them. Through termly parent's evenings and /or KIT (Keeping In Touch) meetings and less formal contact with teachers and other school staff between meetings, we aim to develop a relationship where information is shared as fully as possible in order to personalise learning and support the holistic development of our children.
Half termly progress meetings between class teachers, the head teacher and special educational needs co-ordinator enable early identification of any difficulties to take place and provision to be made. At this stage, the personalised support which has been agreed is put in place by class teachers, which may be individual or in a small group with a teaching assistant and may take place within class or in one of our other learning areas. Children also have access to our Hub, where children can work individually, supported by a teaching assistant or key worker. Where more specific support is required, the special educational needs co-ordinator will liaise with the class teacher, parent, child and external agencies to produce an individualised intervention plan, which sets out the SEN support and specific targets required.
At the point where we feel a child’s learning difficulty calls for provision that is “different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age” (code of Practice 2014) they will be included in our SEND Register (please see more information on the SEND register button). Parents may be invited in more frequently to review progress or to meet with external professionals. Provision Maps are reviewed at the beginning of each term.
Click the link below to view Millfield's Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Report (Local Offer), Millfield's SEND Policy and Millfield' Equality Plan please click the link below:
Click the link below to download Hertfordshire Quality SEND Strategy 2018 - 2023:
Click the links below to download further parent/carer support and information: