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Eden Academy Trust

Eden Academy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust consisting of primary schools in Hartlepool, England.

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SEN Inclusion & Transition

How will my child be included in activities outside the classroom, including school trips?

  • Bluebell Meadow Primary School follows safeguarding and health and safety procedures ensuring that all pupils, staff and other adults are safe. The school would review any specific need on a case by case basis to accommodate a child’s needs even after reasonable adjustments.
  • Bluebell Meadow Primary School operates a fully inclusive policy and children with any form of SEND are fully integrated in all aspects of school life including afterschool activities. Pupils will be supported on a needs basis which may be one to one support with a teacher or TA, a specific intervention programme, small group work or lunchtime support etc.
  • Laptops, iPads and specific resources are available for students with SEND as appropriate and a wide range of subject specific aids are available.
  • As part of our inclusive policy the school tries to ensure that no child is excluded from educational visits or out of school activities because of their SEND or disability. Relevant documents are completed detailing support and provision for specific pupils prior to visits being undertaken in line with school policy.

Effective transition at all stages is essential to ensure that children feel safe within the learning environment. We have systems in place to ensure that transition is as smooth as possible for all of our pupils.

How we ensure a smooth transition for our children with SEND is essentially through effective communication and planned transition meetings with the child as well as their parents /carers and all other agencies working with the specific child.

How accessible is the school environment?

We meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), 1995. We meet the requirements of the Equalities Act (2010) through our Single Equality Policy. Bluebell Meadow Primary School follows safeguarding and health and safety procedures ensuring that all pupils, staff and other adults are safe. The school would review any specific need on a case by case basis to accommodate a child’s needs even after reasonable adjustments. Further information is detailed in our Accessibility Policy.

How will my child be supported when joining Bluebell Meadow Primary School or transferring to a new school?

  • The school has an extensive transition programme in place both for children joining the school, and for those moving on. Our Family Support Officer meets all new families on arrival at Bluebell Meadow Primary School and ensures transition is smooth and pupils and parents are fully supported.
  • Y6 Transition support begins in the previous summer term of Y5 and Transitions meetings with pupils and parents (including relevant professionals) and visits are coordinated by the SENDCO with the SENDCO from the intended Secondary School so that transition is smooth and continuous.
  • There is a phased transition into Early Years. Our new 2 year olds and nursery children are offered a home visit before the children start with us. Families are encouraged to engage in activities in readiness for starting Early Years provision, gaining excellent opportunities to meet key staff and socialise with other families.
  • If your child leaves Bluebell Meadow Primary School, the SENCO will ensure that all SEND information is passed onto the next school to ensure that they are fully aware of any additional needs your child may have.
  • If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment with the SENCO Mrs Emma Allison.