Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND)

We are committed to meeting the special educational needs of our children, ensuring that they are encouraged and supported to achieve their full potential in every aspect of school life. We have high expectations for all children and use scaffolding to ensure all pupils can access our curriculum.


SEN Information Report / Policy (Local Offer)

We endeavour to identify and provide support across the wide range of needs a child may have; communication and interaction, cognition and learning, emotional and mental health difficulties and sensory/physical needs.

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive school and children with special educational needs are taught inclusively with their peers through Quality First Teaching and Targeted Differentiation.  Individual intervention from the SEN team is given when and where appropriate, depending on an individual child’s needs.

For more information regarding the SEN Information Report / Policy in the John Rankin Federation please click the link. This is not only the Local Offer submission, but also acts as the SEND Information Report and the School's SEND policy.

For the Nursery school please click this link for the SEN Information Report / Policy .

Working together and planning together

At John Rankin Schools we believe the involvement of parents in their children's progress and needs is vital. We believe strongly in working as a partnership with parents and the child.

To ensure the needs of all children with special educational needs are being met and recognised we create “Pupil Profile” information sheets as part of the Support and Achievement Plans (SAPs). These share strengths, likes, dislikes and barriers to learning as well as personalised strategies for teachers and adults working within the class on how the curriculum can be adapted to suit their learning needs. These are written with parents, staff and the child.

Support and Achievement Plans, are reviewed and new targets set at the beginning of the Autumn, Spring and Summer Terms.  Parents and children are invited into school to discuss next steps and plan targets together.

For children with an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan), we also hold Annual Reviews in addition to the termly SAP meetings.

SEND Processes

EHC Conversion Flowchart

EHC Assessment Process Flowchart

EHC Assessment Criteria

SEN Category Descriptors

SEN Identification Guidance

SEN Support Flowchart

Local Offer Leaflet

SAP Workshop