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Townfield are dedicated to supporting children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities 

 

Townfield Primary's SENDCo 

Townfield's Special Educational Needs & Disability Coordinator (SENDCo) is Mrs Kinnear, who can be contacted by calling the school office 0151 652 8498 or emailing tpssendco@remat.org.uk.     Details of our SEND Policy, Accessibility Plan and Information Report can be found below, along with our Pupil Premium Strategic Plan. 

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What is SEND?  

A child or young person has a Special Educational Need if they have significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age.

There are four broad areas of need:


Communication & Interaction (CI)

This includes Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Speech Language and Communication Needs (SLCN).

 
Cognition & Learning (Cog/L)

This includes Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) and Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD), such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia.

 
Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)

This includes Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

 
Sensory and/or Physical Needs  

This includes children who are Hearing Impaired (HI), or Visually Impaired VI, and children with a Physical Disability (PD).
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Townfield Primary's Involvement in the LA's Ofsted SEND Inspection

In October (2021), Wirral Local Authority (LA) SEND department underwent an Ofsted inspection.  School received a visit from one of the Inspectors to talk about the SEND provision from the LA, and there were also opportunities to talk about what we do here, at Townfield Primary.

 

Even though the school was not under inspection, feedback from the Ofsted inspector was that since January 2020, SEND provision at TPS was absolutely fantastic. It's not very often that school receives praise for all the efforts and hard work put in, so this feedback was brilliant to hear.   A huge thank you was sent to all parents who contributed, and of course, to our children who spoke so well about their experiences here at school, they have made everyone proud!

Supporting Children with Medical Conditions

It is important that we are kept up to date of any new medical conditions or changes to exisiting ones.    Please also see below associated forms:-

  • Administering Medication in School 
  • Notifying School of a Medical Condition 
  • Asthma Card

 

Complaints about School's SEN Support 

If you want to complain about school's SEN support, you should do it while you chilst is still registered at school.    This includes complaints that the school has not provided the support required by your child's SEN statement or education, health and care plan (EHCP). 

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Should wish to make a complaint please follow these steps in order:-

  1. Talk to Mrs Kinnear, our Special Educational and Disability Needs Coordinator (SENDCo)
  2. Follow the school's complaints procedure
  3. Follow the REMAT Trust complaints procedure 

Please note not all steps will apply, as you will only need to move onto the next step, if your complaint is not resolved.   Detail of any procedures/policies referrred to above, can be found on the "policies" section of our website. 

 

SEND Newsletters 

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Working in Partnership with Wirral 

Below are Wirral SEND Snapshots for your information

 

For further information about the SEND offer on Wirral, please visit the 'Local Offer' website page https://localofferwirral.org This provides information for children and young people (0-25 years) with special educational needs and disabilities.

 

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Get in Touch

Townfield Primary School

Townfield Lane, Prenton, Wirral, CH43 2LH

T: 0151 652 8498

E: townfieldoffice@remat.org.uk

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