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SEND Information and Documents

Our Commitment

We are a fully inclusive school and we make sure that all pupils achieve their full potential not only academically and in all areas of the curriculum, but also personally, socially and emotionally.

We promote an inclusive ethos across our school community and are committed to providing a high-quality education for all. We believe that all children, including those identified as having a special educational need or a disability (SEND), have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum that is accessible to them. Tolerance, courtesy, understanding and compassion underpin our school ethos and curriculum offer.

We have developed an inclusive learning environment, where all children can learn, enjoy and succeed in safe and secure learning environment. We are committed to raising standards for all children by removing barriers that may hinder how their learn. We have ensured that our curriculum and planning is reflective of the child’s special need. Our assessment tools enable us to track progress and also ensures that we are helping our children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to meet their personal targets, so that good progress for all children is made from their starting point.

We believe that inclusion is directly related to diversity and equality which we promote for all pupils in our care, irrespective of their gender, age, ethnicity, social background, religion, sexual identity, physical ability, educational need and attainment. At our school, all pupils, regardless of their particular needs, are offered inclusive teaching, which will enable them to make the best possible progress, in an environment where they feel that they are a valued member of the school community.

The SENDCo role and support team

Our Deputy Headteacher, Miss Sarah Storey, is our Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCo) responsible for overseeing the Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy in line with the SEND Code of Practice. She coordinates specific provision across the school to support individual children with SEND. Her role is to liaise with staff, external professionals, parents and the children in order to ensure that collaborative thinking and decisions are made with the child’s best interest at heart.

The school SENDCo works in collaboration with the school Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and school staff in the strategic development of the SEND policy and provision in the school, in order to raise the achievement of children with SEND.

Miss Storey is supported by the SEND team which is made up by the SENDCo Assistant, the Intervention Lead and the SENDCo representative in the admin team. 

The SENDCo monitors pupils’ progress and helps to plan specific interventions to support SEND children as they make progress. They will ensure and that early identification of need is carried out swiftly in order to provide the child with the most suitable support, adjustments and adaptions so that they can access the curriculum and make progress.

Miss Storey can be contacted via the school's phone 0207 504 0547 or email info@kilburngrangeschool.org.uk

Ready to Learn Room

We are in the process of creating our Ready to Learn Room. We believe that having a comfortable and reassuring space, specifically designed for children who need extra support, will help increase their focus for learning in class as well as their attendance to school.

This special room is being built with the support of our trust, BPET, in order to cater for pupils who need a quiet area to settle. We are aware that the transition for some children from home to school can be difficult and so this carefully created space offers a more tranquil start to the school day.

The Ready to Learn Room is a sanctuary where pupils can find calmness, focus and emotional regulation. Designed with careful attention to detail, it offers a variety of sensory experiences tailored to meet the diverse needs of our pupils. The room has a soft play area and also a range of resources that supports children with sensory needs. The room also has several work stations where a child may start their morning activities, before joining their class for the rest of the school day.

The room offers some remarkable benefits to our pupils:

Stress Reduction: it functions as a retreat space from the hustle and bustle of the school environment. It offers a tranquil space where pupils can escape feelings of overwhelm and anxiety, allowing them to recharge and refocus.

Enhanced Concentration: by engaging the senses in a controlled and stimulating environment, the Ready to Learn Room helps pupils improve their concentration and attention span. Whether through calming visuals, soothing sounds, or tactile experiences, pupils can better center their focus on academic tasks after spending time in the sensory room.

Emotional Regulation: for pupils struggling with emotional dysregulation, our Ready to Learn Room provides invaluable support. Through activities like deep pressure therapy or interactive light displays, children learn to manage their emotions in a safe and nurturing space.

Sensory Integration: many children with sensory processing challenges benefit greatly from sensory integration. The Ready to Learn Room offers a variety of sensory experiences designed to help pupils regulate their responses to sensory input, leading to improved motor skills, communication, and overall well-being.

Social Skills Development: the room isn't just a solitary retreat; it can also be a space for social interaction and collaboration. Group activities and cooperative games encourage children to work together, fostering important social skills such as communication, cooperation, and empathy.

Self-Expression and Creativity: from art supplies to musical instruments, the Ready to Learn Room provides ample opportunities for self-expression and creativity. pupils can explore different mediums and outlets for their emotions, building confidence and self-esteem in the process.

Inclusive Environment: this special room is accessible to all children, regardless of their abilities or challenges. It is designed to be inclusive and accommodating, ensuring that every children has the opportunity to benefit from its therapeutic effects.

Support for Special Needs: for children with special needs, the Ready to Learn Room is an essential resource. It provides tailored support and interventions to address their individual sensory and emotional needs, helping them succeed academically and socially.

Movement Breaks: it provides a space where children can take a movement break outside of the classroom environment. Movement breaks often include proprioceptive, vestibular, tactile and calming activities which can support some children who find it difficult to focus when they have sat for a long period of time. Allowing the body to naturally move, allows a child to expel energy which then enables them to focus better when completing or engaging in classroom tasks.

We are incredibly proud of our Ready to Learn Room, as it offers a multitude of benefits that extend far beyond the classroom. It is a place of comfort, learning, and growth, where pupils of all abilities can thrive and reach their full potential.

Further information on our SEND provision

SEND Leaflet
Kilburn Grange School Accessibility Plan 2023-2026
Kilburn Grange School SEND Local Offer and Information Report
Special Educational Needs and Disability including Provision for Pupils with EAL Policy 2023