Special Educational Needs
Robert Miles Junior School SENCo: Carol Ward
At Robert Miles Junior School, we believe passionately in the importance of inclusion and equality for all children and strive to ensure these values are at the heart of our SEND practice. It is not a coincidence that one of our school’s REACH values is Equality. Our intention for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) is to ensure they all receive a high-quality education regardless of their need and/or disability. We believe it is vital for the children to become equipped with the tools they need as they strive to become independent, inquisitive learners.
Our school SENCo collaborates closely with all teachers to identify needs early and assess which interventions or specialist support is required. Every teacher is a teacher of special educational needs. We follow the ‘Assess, Plan, Do, Review’ model to ensure support is appropriately targeted and personalised. Through our high-quality provision, our intention is to guarantee all children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum that is inspiring, carefully sequenced and differentiated to meet individual children’s needs whilst promoting inclusivity and respecting differences. We provide a learning environment that is accessible to all children and, where required, tailored to individual needs.
We know support must be holistic and focus on the whole child, therefore we offer a range of social, emotional and mental health interventions alongside academic support. We aim to be pro-active rather than solely reactive.
Our experienced and long serving team mean relationships between school and home are strong. We collaborate with parents and carers as we recognise they are the first educators, know their child best and have a unique insight into their child’s learning and development. We aim for parents to function as partners, ensuring their voice is heard and they actively contribute to discussions around next steps and children’s targets.
By the time children leave Robert Miles Junior School, we aim for them to be confident and empowered learners who can communicate their needs and how they learn best, recognising the power and impact of their own voice.
Useful Websites for Parents
Notts Help Yourself Nottinghamshire Specific Website for parents to search for local based resources/groups supporting any SEND need.
Ask Us Advice for families with a child with a disability or special educational need in Nottinghamshire.
Integrated Children's Disability Service (ICDS) Nottinghamshire – Phone on 0115 804 1088
Children's Mental Health
Be U Notts NHS Free Counselling
CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Support with Autism
Trent Autism Parent Support (TAPS). The Rushcliffe Autism Support Group for Families. They meet 7:00pm-9:00pm every first Monday of the month at the Poppy and Pint Public House, Pierrepont Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5DX. Call on 0115 934 8451.
Support with ADHD/ADD
Support with Deafness
Speech and Language