Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
Aspley Guise Lower School is an inclusive environment, where reasonable adjustments are made to accommodate the individual needs of all our pupils and, we strive to enable them to:
achieve to the best of their abilities;
be confident and happy;
make successful transitions, in particular into their next stage in education.
We believe wholeheartedly in the early identification of pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and in meeting their particular needs as soon as possible, including removing barriers to learning, providing support and training for all staff working with SEN pupils and involving outside agencies where appropriate.
We are committed to ‘quality first teaching’ and the graduated approach to learning, following a ‘assess, plan, do, review’ structure.
Further information about our approach to supporting pupils with SEN can be found in the SEN informaton report below.
The school SENCO is Mrs Jo Bartram-Hill. who can be contacted at [email protected]
Pupil Premium Funding
The Government allocates additional funding to schools each year aimed at improving the life chances and opportunities for pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Looked After Children (LAC) and children from Service familes.
Historically the above groups of children have, on average, made slower progress and achieved less well academically than their peers. We recognise that a wide variety of factors impact on children's progress, including but not limited to:
limited access to social and academic opportunities outside school,
parental difficulty in engaging with school,
high rates of mobility (frequent moves between schools),
limited aspirations and limited belief in their personal potential.
These children may have difficulties with English and Maths skills, so their independent access to the curriculum could be limited. Some may have social/emotional needs and require support in different ways.
Data collected from schools each January is used to determine the amount of funding a school will receive.
For the financial year 2020-21, Aspley Guise received funding amounting to £6725.
We use this funding to provide:
Teaching Assistants who contribute additional support and specific interventions in classrooms
Additional ‘out of class’ support for identified pupils
The offer of free music tuition for pupils from Year 2 upwards who receive Pupil Premium funding
This allows us to address individual needs and provide support as required.
The impact of this grant is measured by reference to the progress and attainment of pupils from their relative starting points each term and year.