SEND information for parents

At Ibstock Junior School our provision map for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is informed by the current needs of individual pupils.  If parents have concerns about their child’s progress, they should first contact their child’s teacher who can talk to the SEND Co-Ordinator (SENDCo). Where difficulties persist, a meeting with the SENDCo will be arranged and an Initial Concerns Form completed. If parents and the SENDCo are in agreement, the child can be placed on the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Register and have a SEND Support Plan written with individual targets that are reviewed termly. A Pupil Passport will also be written, which provides details about the child for any adult they come into contact with. 

We work closely with outside agencies, who help us to ensure the additional and different needs of each child are met. A list of these can be found in the SEND Information Report.

We also have regular involvement from Educational Psychologist, Karen Booth-Clibborn. Karen also works at St Denys Infant school and Ibstock Community College, providing some consistency of approach across all three schools in Ibstock.

Children who require additional assistance with their learning have designated support staff to work with them in line with Education, Health and Care Plans or SEND Support Plans.  We work closely with parents of children on the SEND Register and parents can arrange telephone or face-to-face meetings with our SENDCo as necessary. Our Family Support Worker is also available to support you with difficulties outside school.

We run a large number of interventions throughout the school year. These include:

  • Nessy Learning for children with dyslexic tendencies.
  • Precision Teaching for reading and spelling.
  • Echo reading groups.
  • Phonics catch up.
  • Maths Baseline Tracker to give children basic maths skills to build on.
  • Speech and Language interventions following therapy plans.
  • Sensory Circuits.
  • Fine motor control groups to develop pencil control and handwriting.
  • Social Communication Groups
  • LEGO Therapy to develop social skills through co-operation and turn-taking
  • Emotion Coaching check-ins
  • Friendship Skills
  • Blocks of support from our Emotional and Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)
  • Relate Counselling
  • Thrive
  • Lunch Club to develop social and play skills

Each intervention is run by a trained member of staff and is tailored to the needs of individual children.  In addition to this, some children receive additional help via pupil premium funding.

Other means of support are provided for children within school, such as:

·       Ear defenders

·       Therabands

·       Wobble cushions

·       Wobble boards

·       Concentration aids

·       Brain and movement breaks

·       Worry monsters and note books

This provision is monitored by the SENDCo on a termly basis and also by senior leaders within school and by the SEND governor who meets regularly with the SENDCO and visits school. Further information is available in the SEND Information Report and the SEND policy which also give greater detail of our contribution to the local offer for SEND.

This provision is monitored by the senior leaders within school and by the SEND governor on a termly basis. Further information is available in the SEND policy which also gives greater detail of our contribution to the local offer for SEND.



Useful Links:

You might find the following links useful if your child has a diagnosis, is on the pathway to a diagnosis or if you are wondering whether they might need support in a certain area. Currently, (Jan 2024) in Leicestershire NHS there is a 2 to 3 year wait for obtaining a diagnosis for autism and/or ADHD.