SEN (Special Educational Needs)
SENCO - Mrs M Halsey
Assistant SENCO - Miss H Redpath
Virtual School Leader - Mrs G Messenger
SEND Governor - Mr D O'Driscoll
SENCO Administrator - Mrs C Martindale
All children can have additional needs at times. These could be to do with their development, learning, communication, behaviour, or emotional wellbeing.
Additional needs can be short term or long term so that some children may need additional help for a short period or time while others may need it for longer.
"Early Help - Providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child or young person's life"
Working Together 2018
Rodborough Early Help offer identifies the need to help our children and families as soon as problems start to emerge, or when there is a strong likelihood that problems will develop in the future. Early Help at Rodborough is offered through various areas in collaboration with other agencies.
What is Gloucestershire's Graduated Pathway?
In response to the Children and Families Act 2014, which seeks to improve outcomes for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities, Gloucestershire has developed an approach that ensures children are at the centre of the support that is given.
The Graduated Pathway ensures that there are consistent reviews of progress made so that the type and level of support given will change as the needs of the child change.
In short, the Graduated Pathway includes:
My Profile - My Plan - My Plan+ - My EHC Plan
When your child is identified has having SEN, we will use the graduated approach based on four steps. These are;
Assess - Plan - Do - Review
What is the Local Offer?
The Local Offer provides information and advice about the range of services available in Gloucestershire and how they may support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Education settings, health, care and community services have provided information about each of their services so that you and your child know what is available and what you can reasonably expect from them. The Local Offer does not guarantee that a particular service will be available where you live, but should be a useful guide to what you can expect in your area. Gloucestershire's Local Offer website can be found at the link at the bottom on this page.
ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Advisory Teacher - A specialist teacher employed by the Local Authority to give advice to schools.
AN - Additional Needs
APS - Alternative Provision School
AR - Annual Review
ASC - Autism Spectrum Condition
ASD - Autisic Spectrum Disorder
ATS - Advisory Teaching Service
BSP - Behaviour Support Plan
C&I - Communication and Interaction
C&L - Cognition and L earning
CAF - Common Assessment Framework
CAT - Cognitive Ability Test
CIC - Child in Care
CIN - Child in Need
CME - Child Missing Education
Congenital - Present at Birth
CP - Child Protection
CYPS - Children and Young Peoples Service (used to be known as CAMHS)
DDA - Disability Discrimination Act
DLA - Disability Living Allowance
EHCP - Education, Health and Care Plan
EP - Educational Psychologist
ES - Early Support
FIS - Family Information Service
GDD - Global Developmental Delay
IEP - Individual Education Plan
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulties
MSI - Multi Sensory Impairment - A combination of visual and hearing difficulties
ODD - Oppositional defiant Disorder
OT - Occupational therapist
PD - Physical Disability
PEP - Personal Education Plan
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
SEAL - Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning
SEMH - Social, Emotional & Mental Health
SEN - Special Educational Needs
SENCO - Special Educational Needs co-ordinator - This is the name used for the teacher who has responsibility for the co-ordination of SEN provision within a school
SEN Code of Practice - 0-25 years - A guide for early years settings, schools, Local Authorities and other statutory agencies about the help that they can give to children who have SEN.
SEND - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Needs
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
SALT/SLT - Speech and Language Therapist
SMART Targets - Targets which are Specific, Measurable, Agreed, Realistic and Time limited
SPD - Sensory Processing Disorder
TAC - Team Around the Child
TAF - Team Around the Family
VI - Visual Impairment