The staff at Garforth Kids Club are committed to the inclusion of all children.
We aim to:
Objectives of Inclusion
SEN Provision and Leadership
The designated setting SENCo works closely with the Senior Leadership team to implement this policy day to day and co-ordinate the provision for SEND children throughout our settings.
The setting’s SEND register includes children who have been identified by our settings and other agencies as having some additional needs and are monitored internally. This is carried out using data from our assessment criteria and information and assessments carried out by external agencies.
Setting Leaders take responsibility for overseeing interventions and the provision for gifted and talented children.
Co-ordinating and Monitoring SEND and Inclusion
The SENCo will:
The provision for Inclusion will be monitored by:
Facilities for pupils with physical disabilities
All settings are accessible for anyone with mobility problems and have disabled toilets and changing facilities. Ninelands has specialist hoists and changing facilities for larger children with complex needs.
Specialist SEND provision, curriculum , teaching and learning
All children are treated as individuals and all our staff plan an appropriately differentiated curriculum for children with additional needs to ensure high quality teaching and learning with effective support and resource. Our curriculum allows all children and those with SEND to see a purpose in their learning.
Identification and Review of pupils with SEND or additional needs
Individual Education Plans and Behaviour Plans (IEPs/IBPs) are used to set manageable targets and monitor progress of those children on the SEND register.
Gifted and talented children will be identified through the professional judgements of staff which will be validated using a variety of assessment criteria.
Internal referrals to the SENCo can be made at any time by staff.
Staff are kept informed and updated about SEND issues and pupils on the SEND register by the SENCo or other key staff as appropriate.
Allocation of Resources for Pupils with Special or Additional Needs
Support for SEND children will be allocated through the use of available funding (External and whole business SEND budget).
This money is discussed with parents then used to fund resources for children with SEND. This could include;
In Service Training
We regularly review the training needs in relation to SEND provision and provide in house and outside agency training to meet the identified needs whenever necessary. This includes training for interventions:
Current children receiving support in our settings have conditions such as Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Impairments, Dyslexia, ADHD and Autism. We are keen however, to respond quickly to the needs of all children and to access any new services should the need arise.
Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation
Attainment is monitored by the setting SENCo working alongside the Leader / Manager and other staff / outside agencies.
Children who are at risk of exclusion
The behaviour of children who are at risk of exclusion is closely monitored. Short term targets are set which are monitored and reviewed by a member of the Leadership Team, Key Person and the child. These may take the form of a daily target sheet. An Individual Behaviour Plan is put in place and is reviewed regularly by the SENCo and setting Leader/Manager.
Advice and support from outside agencies is sought if required. The staff team will also devise an individual child risk assessment if necessary.
Looked After Children
As a setting we seek to work in partnership with Parents, Carers, the LEA, Health and Social Work Services and Garforth Extended Services. All looked after children will have their needs assessed regularly. Specific needs will be identified and individual targets set in a Personal Education Plan. This would normally be initiated by Social Work Services.
Gifted and Talented Children
The DFES has identified conditions needed to create an effective learning environment for Gifted and Talented children. The setting will endeavour to ensure these are achieved through the following:
Contacts for further information: