At Featherby Junior School we believe in participation for all learners.
We aim to create an inclusive culture in our school with all children participating in learning. We have high expectations of all our children and aim to achieve this through the removal of barriers to learning and participation. We celebrate all members of our community and respond to all children’s individual needs.
At Featherby Junior School we can make provision for every kind of frequently occurring special educational need, with or without an Education Health Care Plan, for instance dyslexia, dyspraxia, speech, language and communication needs, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, learning difficulties and attention difficulties.
There are other kinds of special educational need which do not occur as frequently and with which the school is less familiar, but we can access training and advice so that these kinds of needs can be met.
Decisions on the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care plan are made by the Local Authority. The admission arrangements for pupils without a statement of special educational needs / Education, Health and Care Plan do not discriminate against or disadvantage disabled children or those with special educational needs.
At Featherby Junior School we firmly believe in developing a strong partnership with parents/carers and that this will enable children and young people with SEND to achieve their potential. We recognise that parents/carers have a unique overview of their child's needs and how best to support them, and that this gives them a key role in the partnership. Parents/carers hold key information and have a critical role to play in their children's education.
From September 2014, all schools will be required to publish details of its school offer, detailing support for pupils with special educational needs and/or a disability to compliment the Medway Local Authority Local Offer. Below are details of the Local Offer for Medway and other useful websites.
Should you have any concerns or wish to discuss our SEN provision please contact Mrs Helen Algar, the Inclusions Manager.
Medway Local Offer: www.medway.gov.uk/carehealthandsupport
Medway Autistic Trust: www.kentautistic.com
Medway Dyslexic Trust: www.medwaydys.org
Medway Family Information Support: www.medwayfisd.com