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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

The Hythe Community Primary School is dedicated to ensuring that inclusive provision is an integral part of school life. It embraces the unique contribution which every child can make, and seeks to place this contribution within a clear structure which embraces high expectations for all. We put pupils and their families at the heart of policy and share ownership with all stakeholders.

We work hard to ensure that pupils are included in all aspects of learning and school life.  We aim to provide a high standard of education which develops and inspires all our children. 

Children sometimes require additional support to meet their needs or improve their academic outcomes. The decision to put this in place is made by the school and is based on a variety of factors including attainment, progress and additional assessments carried out by the teaching staff or other professionals.  Occasionally children may need further support to ensure that they have a smooth transition or they may require specific support when going through a significant change in their lives.  We would always involve parents/carers in any decisions made.

Class teachers are responsible for the learning of all the children in their class and the universal offer of 'Quality First Teaching' (QFT) includes adaptations, support and personalisation for all children as they need it.  Our whole school SEND provision is overseen and co-ordinated by our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo).

Children who attend The Harbour Centre, which provides specialist provision for pupils, are fully integrated into mainstream provision when appropriate with support. All children who are considered for a placement at The Harbour Centre must have a Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and admissions are controlled by the Local Authority. This effective partnership is central to the inclusive ethos of the school.

Further information about SEND provision in Surrey can be found at: www.surreylocaloffer.org.uk