Special Education Needs (SEND)

At Holy Trinity Church School we believe that everyone can pursue their potential, whatever their ability or needs. We base our provision around the SEND Code of Practice (2015) and the 'Somerset Graduated Response Tool', to ensure every pupil receives the support they are entitled to.

We have high expectations of all our children and work towards ensuring that all pupils, including those with SEND, make the best possible progress at school.

All our children access and enjoy a wide range of varied, exciting learning opportunities, with quality first teaching in an inclusive environment at the heart of all that we do.

We embrace the fact that all children are individuals, who have unique educational and emotional needs and aspirations. As a result, children require different strategies for learning and can acquire, assimilate and communicate information at different rates. Using our UPLIFT philosophy, our approach to teaching and learning is adapted accordingly creating an exciting, challenging and nurturing learning environment. Below you will find a 'Provision Map' of some of the systems, resources and interventions that we can provide in our school. They are broken down into 4 key areas of need and also the range of need across the school, from 'universal' provision (for all children) to the support that children with the highest needs may access. The list is not exhaustive and not every child will need to access all. 

Miss Claire West is our SENDCo and Inclusion Leader. She works alongside children, their parents and carers, school staff and external proffessionals to coordinate the provision for children in school. We also have a special group of parents called 'Parents Forum' who have input on policies, support and other matters because parental engagement and input is very important to us. 

Helpful Links and Policies 

We use an 'Assess, Plan, Do, Review' (APDR) Process in school and this helps us to decide which children should be placed on the SEND register and to monitor and review those who are. Below is a flowchart which details this process:

APDR Process

Below is our Dyslexia Pathway - this is a flowchart explaining what we do if we suspect a child has dyslexic traits or literacy difficulties: 

APDR_Literacy_difficulties_and_Dyslexia

Below is our Provision Map, which details the support that we can provide to pupils in school: 

Provision Map Spring 2023

Here is the link to Somerset's Weekly SEND Newletter:

Somerset Weekly SEND Newsletter

Some of our Parents Forum group suggested that our policies could be easier for parents and carers to read, so we have produced a 'Simple Guide to SEND' (below)

Somerset's Local Offer - Information on the services available for children and young people up to 25 years with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)in Somerset:

Somerset's Local Offer 

Our school SEND Policy

SEND Policy 2021

Our SEND Information Report

special_education_needs_sen_information_report_1_2022.pdf

Our school Accessibility Plan:

ACCESSIBILITY_PLAN_HTCS_July_2022_2_.pdf

The BWMAT SEND and Diversity Policy

Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust - SEND, Inclusion and Diversity (bwmat.org)

Other external links:

Somerset Choices 

Somerset Choices

Parent carer Forum :

https://somersetparentcarerforum.org.uk/what-we-do/

SENDIAS :

http://www.somersetsend.org.uk/welcome/

Somerset Graduated Response Tool:

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