St Luke’s CE School is an inclusive school which aims to ensure all pupils have equal access to the curriculum and to learning opportunities. We work in partnership with parents to recognise and unlock children’s barriers to learning, and to enable all children to succeed and develop as learners. We value the contribution that every child brings to our school community.
Our Vision – What We Think is Important
- We welcome difference and diversity – learning from and about diversity strengthens our community
- We value, respect and celebrate the achievements of all children
- We will always involve parents and children in planning and reviewing progress; we know that parents are the first educators of their children and we need their knowledge to plan effectively
- We know that the earlier we identify special educational needs and provide support, the more successful our children will be
- We will provide expert support and resources for children with SEND to fulfil their potential and access the curriculum
- Our starting point is to guarantee a whole school approach to making provision for children with SEND and we ensure all staff have the knowledge and skills to support every child with SEND in our school
- We support children in developing skills of independence in learning
At St Luke’s we support children through one to one, small group work and interventions led by our non-class based teacher and the SENDCo. We work collaboratively with external professionals, such as Speech and Language Therapists and Educational Psychologists, to ensure that children all make good progress. Our Inclusion Leader attends the Local Authority SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator) forum which keeps schools up to date with national developments and local projects on inclusion. All our children are carefully tracked and monitored through their everyday learning, and their progress is reviewed every term.
As part of our mission to serve the local community, we aim to accept any child with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) if we can meet their needs at our school. We are always happy to meet prospective parents to discuss the application for an individual child. Please contact the school office to speak to the school SENDCo.
To read our Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy please go to the policies section of the website.
The Local Offer
Camden Local Authority’s website also publishes a Camden Local Offer which offers a wide range of information about the specialist services, schools, colleges and organisations that can provide support and information for families of children and young people with SEND. It also explains the procedures for requesting an assessment for an Educational Health and Care Plan (ECHP) which is replacing the SEND statement.
You will also find information about:
- Where to go for advice and guidance on SEND matters
- Leisure activities for children with SEND
- Arrangements for resolving disagreements and mediation
The purpose of our school’s SEN Information Report is to inform parents and carers about:
- how we welcome into our school children with special educational needs and/or disabilities;
- how we support them in all aspects of school life and remove barriers to achievement;
- how we work in close partnership with parents/carers and children;
- how we make effective provision for all of our children with special educational needs and disabilities – SEND.
We keep our SEN Information Report under review by asking parents and children what is working well and what they want to improve.
How We Learn With and From Other Schools
We are a learning community and we believe it’s important to work with other schools to make sure that our knowledge, expertise and skills regarding SEND issues are as up-to-date as possible. We also share our best practice with other schools. As an example, some of our learning support assistants spent the day at the autism resource base at another local school to share ideas.