Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

Powerstock School is a  small, busy and happy Church school in the village of Powerstock, which is set in the heart of the beautiful West Dorset countryside. Our school values its unique ‘smallness’ and are proud in saying that every child is cared for and valued as an individual. We set high standards in learning and teaching that enable children to always improve themselves by acquiring new skills and knowledge. We operate a policy of inclusion, recognzing that all children are entitled to an education that supports them in making progress in their learning.  Admission of children with special needs and disabilities.is considered in line with our Admissions policy, which relates equally to all children.  We work with parents and carers to ensure appropriate placement of children with special educational needs and disabilities.

As our class sizes are relatively small, the children work within one classroom for three years in Key Stage 1 and two years at Key Stage 2. This allows the staff to really get to know the children and their families and in doing so we find out how every child learns and what their strengths and particular needs are. We are an approachable staff and are often talk to parents both before and after the school day.

Special educational needs and provision broadly falls into 4 main areas.

  1. Communicaton and interaction
  2. Cognition and learning
  3. Social, emotional and mental health
  4. Sensory and/or physical needs

We have a dedicated SENCo, who is also the Key Stage One teacher and we aim to identify and support children with special needs early on in their school life.

We believe that all children are entitled to an education that enable them to:-

Achieve their best

Become confident and independent individuals

Make a successful transition to secondary school and then into adult life

At Powerstock school great care is taken to identify and suuport children who have a difficulties in their learning, interactions or behaviour.

Our latest SEND information report is available below:

SEN Information Report 2015-2016

sen-information-report-2016.17

Our SEND Local Offer information:

2015 local offer

http://familyinformationdirectory.dorsetforyou.com Local offer 2016.17

SEND Policy 2016

Accessibility Plan 2016

Our inclusion policy:

Inclusion of pupils SEN policy February 2017

Supporting children with medical conditions and managing medicines Jan 2015 2016