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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Details of our SEND Policy, Accessibility Plan and Information Report can be found below, along with our Pupil Premium Strategic Plan.
What is SEND?
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)
How do we support pupils with SEND at school?
The curriculum at Townfield is knowledge based, ambitious and designed to give all learners, particularly the most disadvantaged and those with special educational needs, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. Each subject has clearly defined endpoints. Where required, pedagogy is adapted so that all pupils including disadvantaged pupils and those with SEND are on the same knowledge journey towards the endpoints. Adaptations can include: physical resources, use of technology, flexible grouping, additional adult support, scaffolds, targeted questioning, concrete resources and modelling.
All pupils who are on the SEND Register that require additional support have a 'one page profile' (OPP) and a 'target sheet'. OPPs give an overview of the child's areas of strength and need. Target sheets detail specific SMART targets based on professional reports. These targets are reviewed regularly by staff and shared with pupils and parents. Some pupils receive additional support through research based interventions to help them to meet endpoints.
Townfield SEND Resources for Parents & Carers
As part of the Rainbow Education Multi Academy Trust, we publish regular SEND Newsletters aimed at targeting different SEND areas to assist Parents and Carers. In addition, we also run regular SEND Workshops for our parents and carers, which often involve outside agencies coming into school and delivering presentations. You can find details of our SEND newsletters and workshops by clicking the relevant icon below.
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).
Should wish to make a complaint please follow these steps in order:-
- Talk to Mrs Kinnear, our Special Educational and Disability Needs Coordinator (SENDCo)
- Follow the school's complaints procedure
- 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.
Working in Partnership with Wirral
We work in Partnership with Wirral. 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.
Useful Forms & Documents
Below you can find the following:-
- Medication to be Administered Form
- Nofiication of Medical Condition Form
- Asthma Card
You may also wish to visit our Policies page where you can find the following policies
- 04 Equality Objectives
- 24 Disability Policy
- 43 Medicines Policy
- 55 SEND Policy
- 76 Children with Health Needs who Cannot Attend School
- 77 Supporting Children with Medical Conditions
- 119 Accesibility Policy
- 120 SEND Information Report