Callands Community Primary School

It is every child's right to be educated to their potential and we ensure that all children are provided with the opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills to the full.
Learning takes place in an atmosphere that is stimulating and secure, and one in which each child is valued as an individual.
The education of the children will be further enhanced if there is a partnership between home and school. We encourage parents to be involved in their child's learning and value their support and we look to build a partnership based on trust and mutual respect.
Children are our future; we must ensure that, together, we provide a strong foundation on which they can build. A school is part of a living community and only by visiting us can a true impression be gained of the quality of education and relationships, which we strive for.
Childcare provision related to this school, Callands Link Club, Kids Unlimited Nursery Link Club. Please see separate entry under 'childcare' for more details. Childminders also provide out of school care and some may have specified they pick up/drop off from this school.
For more detailed information of childcare linked to this school please contact the Families Information Service, who can offer comprehensive up to date information on registered childcare in Warrington, including childminders, day nurseries, pre-schools, playgroups, out of school and holiday clubs, carer and toddler groups, leisure activities and much more.
Other useful contacts, WBC School admissions, transport and pupil services team 01925 443322.

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Callands CP School

Callands Road




SEND Local Offer description

Callands Primary School is an inclusive, friendly, caring school with high aspirations. We cover the Reception to Year 6 age range.

SEND Local Offer contact name

Mrs Gail Worrall Acting Head (SENDCo); Miss Glenda Parry (SENDCo); Mrs Andrea Rankin (SENDCo Admin Assistant)

Age range

5-7, 8-11

Staff know if a child / young person needs support

Concerns will be raised by a teacher, a teaching assistant, a parent or a pupil. Examples of concerns could be: Issues or changes regarding progress, behaviour or attitude. Observation of a particular difficulty meeting age related expectations. Issues raised through assessments such as Speech Links or baseline data.

What to do if you think your child needs support

The class teacher is the first person you would make contact with if your child is already at school, if you think that your child may have Special Educational Needs. If your child has not started Callands the SENDCo would be the first point of contact and she will speak to you with your child's future class teacher.

How will staff support a child with SEND?

Staff at the school will support your child through our Provision and Intervention Plan. If a child has a specific area of need, such as handwriting or phonics, they will be placed in an intervention group where they will work closely with a teacher or teaching assistant. The number of other children in the group may vary but the general number is between 2 – 4 children. The next step is targets for each child and the extra provision offered will be shared with parents / carers at least 3 times per year. Some children will have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) which is planned and written by the class teacher who will use the advice of other professionals who may be supporting the child such as an Educational Psychologist. The Individual Education Plan is reviewed at least three times per year. A record of the interventions is taken so that the impact and effectiveness of an intervention can be ascertained. Our Provision and Intervention Plan is reviewed half termly by the Head Teacher / SENDCo, senior Leaders and class teachers. Our Special Educational Needs (SEN) Governor is Mrs Jenkinson, she is new to her role but will be meeting regularly with the SENDCos.

How is the curriculum matched to a child's needs?

If a child is identified as having Special Educational Needs and / or Disability (SEND): They will be entered onto the Provision and Intervention Plan which will be reviewed half termly. They will have specific targets and provision planned for them. They may have a separate Individual Education Plan (IEP). Discussion will take place at least 3 times per year between the class teacher and parent / carer. Teaching Assistants may work with a child 1 to 1 on specific focused tasks or in a small intervention group. Specialist equipment may be given to a child to help them such as a visual timetables, a wobble cushion or adapted equipment. Work may be differentiated by outcome, pace of completion, support offered or by breaking it down into smaller chunks. Pre and post learning opportunities may be offered if appropriate.

How do parents learn about their child's progress?

You will be kept informed as to how your child is doing and how we can help you to support your child through regular discussions with the class teacher and teaching assistant who are usually available at the end of the day. This can also be achieved through discussions at parents evening. Appointments with the class teacher or SENDCo can be made through the school office. Recommendations received from an external agency are discussed with parents / carers and children. If an external agency is coming into school to assess your child, provision will be made for you to meet with them and discuss your child. We also provide termly reports. If a child has specific medical needs, staff will always meet with you and a health worker to write a care plan.

How is children's well-being supported?

We have nurture support and pastoral key workers to support children. If we feel, after discussion with parents/carers that a child requires further expert support we refer to external agencies for counselling and support. Class teachers, Teaching Assistants and Senior Leaders are always available to talk.

What specialist services can the setting access?

We are supported by a range of professionals who we can access support as appropriate. These include: Educational Psychologist, School Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Learning Assessment, Warrington SEND Information, Advice & Support Service, CAHMS, Counselling, Visual and Hearing and Speech and Language.

What SEND training do staff receive?

Speech Link, a variety of interventions in Reading, Writing and Maths, termly training on an aspect of Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) such as developing resilience, ADHD, Dyslexia etc. provided by a relevant professional. Our staff run a support and training cluster group for teaching assistants who work closely with children on the Autistic Spectrum they receive termly training on aspects such as reducing anxiety and creating social stories etc.

How are all children included in all activities?

Trips and Activities are always available to all. In some circumstances, if possible we may ask a parent/carer to accompany a child on an activity is possible. Risk assessments are written which take into account how we will facilitate the needs of all children.

How accessible is the environment?

We have complete wheelchair access and disabled toilet facilities. We would always be open to discussing individual access requirements.

How are resources matched to children's needs?

In accordance with the collective and individual needs of the child. Children with an Education and Health Care Plan (EHC) plan will have their own budget to support them. Money is used to provide resources or to deploy staff.

How are children supported through transition?

We work with local High Schools during Year 6 to ensure that children can have extra visits, meet with key staff and are aware of the layout of their new school. The SENDCo also works with High schools to ensure that children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) begin to use their supportive strategies during Year 6.When children enter Reception, there are lots of visits between their nursery setting and school. Extra visits and meetings will be set up as required.

How is a decision made about the support needed?

The type of and amount of support offered will be made based upon: Advice from outside agencies, child progress data and discussions, discussion between staff, discussion with the child. Support will be reviewed.

How can parents and carers be involved?

We hold termly open events in school where parents / carers can visit and join in. Parents / carers can help in school on a regular basis. We hold concerts, assemblies and sporting events which parents / carers can attend.

Who can be contacted for further information?

For further information contact: Special Educational Needs (SEN) administration officer, Mrs Rankin via school officeSENDCo, Mrs Worrall through the school office.