Welcome to our information page on Inclusion at Queenswell Junior School.
We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the Inclusion Quality Mark award for the excellent work we do to ensure Inclusion throughout the school. The full report can be found here:
We pride ourselves on being a highly inclusive school where each pupil can thrive and achieve within an atmosphere of high expectations, mutual respect and friendship.
We continually strive to ensure the best possible provision for all pupils who have Special Educational Needs and work very closely with parents to ensure a child’s needs are being continually met.
Here is our school’s SEND Policy: Queenswell Junior SEND POLICY
SEND REPORT – here you will find more information on our provision and procedures at Queenswell Junior School for supporting children with Special Education Needs.
SEND LEAFLET – this leaflet has been produced to help parents / carers understand the recent changes to the SEND Code of Practice.
CHILDREN IN CARE – this is our policy for supporting Children in Care at Queenswell Junior School.
The Designated Teacher for Children in Care is: Mrs Sarah Lloyd, Assistant Head for Inclusion
What we do:
At Queenswell Junior School we work with pupils on the SEND Register in many ways to help further their development and learning, appropriate to their level.
ISP (Individual Support Plan) meetings – parents/carers of all children on the SEND register have termly meeting with the SENCo, Class Teacher and Teaching Assistant to discuss strategies and tailored interventions designed to further their child’s learning in a specific area. These targets are reviewed termly and progress is measured.
HEWS – we are lucky enough to offer a Health and Educational Wellbeing Service at the school, where children who have been referred to the service, can meet Alexis Watts, Primary Mental Health Worker, here at the school for one-to-one sessions.
What we offer:
Here are some examples of the different activities and experiences we offer for children with Special Educational Needs at Queenswell Junior School…..
- Out and About – some children learn life skills through our Out & About group, where they make short trips to local places such as the supermarket.
- Soft Play – a group of children regularly make a trip to Oakleigh Special School to enjoy the Soft Play facilities on offer.
- Barnet Bar No-one – some children make a trip to a local Sports Facility to take part in athletics, in the past we have attended Allianz Park, Hendon Leisure Centre. The children spend a whole day there making full use of the specialist facilities on offer.
- Motor Skills – some children benefit from tailored physiotherapy programmes designed to further their development in a specific area. These are provided by the child’s qualified physiotherapist and carried out at school under the supervision of a dedicated Teaching Assistant.
- Cognition and Learning – this is an example of our children receiving tailored interventions to further their development in particular areas of learning:
- 1:1 Maths and Literacy
- Speech and Language Therapy – we have a Speech and Language therapist who comes to the school each week to work with a specific group of children.
- SEND Music – music therapy sessions with a qualified Music Teacher to help develop rhythmic, social and motor skills:
- Social Skills Group – here are some children enjoying social time while taking part in an activity.
- Cuppa in the Cabin – every Wednesday morning at 8.45am – everyone welcome!
- Family Fun – weekly
- Pupil Support
- Art Therapy
Please take a look at our: Whole School Provision Map
Apart from working with children at school on the SEND Register, the SENCo is also available to discuss any concerns you may have about your child outside designated ISP meeting times. Please call Mrs Eady on 020 8445 2056 Ext:1 to make an appointment.
Here is Barnet’s Ordinarily Available Document May 2016 – this has been developed with schools to be a useful tool for educational settings to enable staff to consider what support should be in place when meeting children and young people’s individual needs.
INFORMATION ON BARNET’S LOCAL OFFER – information on Barnet’s local offer for children and young people who have been identified as having SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities).
Links to websites of other external services (click on name):
SENDIASS Barnet SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (previously Parent Partnership) offers free, confidential, and impartial information, guidance, advice and support for parents/carers of children with special educational needs (SEN) and or a disability and young people with SEN and or a disability.