SEND


At Ladygrove Primary School we strive to support all children to enable them to achieve at school. In order to do this many steps are taken to support the children through their learning journey. Quality teaching is vital; however for some children there are occasions when further additional support is required to help them achieve their targets.

We recognise that pupils learn at different rates and that there are many factors that influence achievement and attainment.
Many pupils, at some time in their school career, may experience difficulties which pose barriers to learning; these may be long or short term.

At Ladygrove Primary School we are committed to ensuring that every child gets the best support we can offer in order to help them to enjoy their learning, feel confident, be happy amongst their friends and make the best progress possible.

Every child is an individual and has individual needs that will affect their learning. Sometimes children need special support to give them an extra boost or to help them catch up with other children of the same age. They may need the support for a short time or a longer period but during this time they will be part of our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Register and we will monitor their progress, look carefully at what special support they need and keep in close touch with their parents.

Useful links, SEND newsletters and updates can be found on our SEND Blog Page in our Parents’ Area.

SEND | Ladygrove Primary School & Nursery

SEND Information Report

SEND-Information-Report March 2024

SEND Policy 

SEND Policy March 2024

SEND Local offer

If you would like to find out more about the SEND local offer within Telford and Wrekin and what services there are out there, please visit the website below.

Telford and Wrekin SEND Local Offer  

Ladygrove’s Graduated Response

Graduated Response

SEND Infographic

SEND Review

Ladygrove Primary School takes part in an annual SEND Review. This is an audit of SEND provision in order to ensure that best practice is achieved for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities and high expectations for all staff working in our school. Please see our outcomes below. All of the development points have now been achieved.

SEND Review Outcomes

Feedback from parent and pupil questionnaires 

The Pastoral Pods

Here at Ladygrove we believe that a child learns best when they have strong self-esteem, a sense of belonging and resilience. In our Pastoral Pods, children take part in interventions such as Nurture, ELSA and Socially Speaking.

Inclusion and Wellbeing Council

Our Inclusion and Wellbeing Council members meet regularly with the SENDCo, Pastoral Lead and Pupil and Family Support Worker to discuss methods to promote inclusion and mental health awareness. The council deliver assemblies, present ideas to their classes, design posters to support emotional regulation and work as ambassadors for inclusion and wellbeing across the school.

Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA)

Miss Piper, Miss Ward and Miss Pennant are trained ELSAs and offer emotional wellbeing support to both KS1 and KS2 pupils in small groups or 1:1 sessions. These sessions operate across the day and outside of the Nurture provision. Our ELSA Miss Piper also runs Nurture sessions for groups of children across the school.

Interventions

The interventions that we deliver at our school are outlined in the document below.

Broad Areas of Need Intervention Overview

Transition 

We understand that transition (to a new class or a new school) can be both an exciting and anxiety-inducing time for children and parents. The Pastoral Team will therefore dedicate time to ensuring a smooth transition for children. Our plans our outlined on our ‘Transition Journey’ diagrams (see below).

Ladygrove’s Transition Journey