Additional Needs

At Nansen, we hold high aspirations for the future of all our learners. All children are unique. Most children respond to a range of universal support. However, some may need targeted or specialised support. For example, if they have Special Educational Needs or a Disability. Our ‘SEND Information Report’ gives an outline of what we can do to help at Nansen and what you need to do if you have any concerns. The local authority also has information on support that is available to you and your child. This is called the  Local Minimum Offer, Click here.

Working in Partnership with Parents and Families to Support Children with Additional Needs

If you have any concerns regarding your child come and talk to us.

Mrs McDonald is our SENCo, she is supported by a number of staff within school. She works with children, parents, teachers and outside agencies to ensure all our children’s needs are met.

You are welcome to make an appointment to see her at any time.

Sometimes in school we will need advice about how best to support your child. This might be from an educational psychology, pupil support, speech and language therapy or behaviour support. We will always ask your permission before involving someone else.

Teaching in our school is delivered in many ways. The staff attend training over each academic year to ensure they build up a knowledge of many different approaches. We have support staff who have specialised knowledge related to additional educational needs such as autism. The school will also ensure that resources are chosen to match needs.

If your child is identified as having extra needs an Individual Target Plan will be written with the class teacher and shared with you and your child. The plan helps to identify how your child can be supported to make progress.

This plan is reviewed regularly.

If school thinks your child needs extra support, we will always talk to you.