St Piran's School
Services and organisations that have the Local Offer flash have filled out inclusion information, meaning that they meet the needs of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
We are a small friendly school which runs from Reception to Year 11.
Our last inspection report said “The School is highly successful in meeting its aims to create an environment in which pupils flourish as individuals” and further commented on “the obvious enjoyment pupils have in learning”.
Who to contact
Where to go
- St. Piran's School,
- TR27 4HY
Time / date details
- Session information
- Monday : 09:00:00 - 15:30:00 Tuesday : 09:00:00 - 15:30:00 Wednesday : 09:00:00 - 15:30:00 Thursday : 09:00:00 - 15:30:00 Friday : 09:00:00 - 15:30:00
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £1930 Per Term
- Nursery Funding is available for up to 15 hours a week.
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Gluten free, dairy free, lactose free, nut allergy.
- Has provision
- All children are welcome in our Nursery. We encourage parents to come into Nursery and shareaspects of their culture with the children including language, cooking, celebrations.We teach children basic words from other languages. We explore other cultures as part of our topics for example, Diwali.
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- We accept children into our Reception class in the school year in which they turn 5.
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 09:00:00 15:30:00 Tuesday 09:00:00 15:30:00 Wednesday 09:00:00 15:30:00 Thursday 09:00:00 15:30:00 Friday 09:00:00 15:30:00
- Offers pickups
- SENCo name
- Mrs Julia Burns
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
Before joining the Nursery we offer taster sessions. During these sessions we take time to speak to parents to find out as much as possible about their child’s needs. We give a booklet for the parent to complete which will give us some background information about the child and their likes/dislikes. This is then used as a starting point for their Learning Journey. Each child is assigned a key person who is responsible for their pastoral care but as a team we will all carry out observations and assessments referring to the Early Years Foundation Stage Development Matters. We will produce an Individual Plan for each child, which is discussed and agreed with parents. We will produce a Personal Education Plan for a child with a statement or particular need.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
Our maximum number for each session (10) ensures that children gain a lot of support from our teaching staff. If we feel a child may need additional support from outside agencies we will carry out observations and discuss with parents. With parents’ permission we will contact other Professionals for advice and support.
- Links we have to other agencies
We have good relationships with the Speech and Language professionals, Early Years SENCO and Early Years Advisory Teacher. With parents’ permission we will contact other professionals who may be able to help with a child’s particular needs.
- How we support children transferring to school
The children who are entering Reception at our school will have already built up a trustingrelationship with our Reception Teacher as the Nursery and Reception classes interact daily.
Prior to joining Reception, the Reception Teacher will hold regular transition sessions with the Nursery children in the Reception class. Reception Teachers from the local primary schools come to us in the Summer term to meet, observe and discuss the children who will be entering their Reception class in the September. With parents’ permission, Learning Journeys and assessments are shared with the Reception teachers.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
The Head of Nursery is a qualified teacher specializing in Early Years, who has also gained Early Years Professional Status. She is also the SENCO, attending training and regular network meetings. As the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer she has had extensive training regarding the safeguarding and welfare of young children. The Teaching Assistant has completed NVQ Level 3 in Early Years and has provided SEN support throughout the school for many years. All staff attend regular training to enhance the children’s learning experiences including, makaton, music, dance, creativity, behaviour management, making sense (sensory processing), outdoor learning.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
We offer a caring, calm environment where a child’s individuality is celebrated. We have routines in place to ensure that each child feels safe and secure. We talk to parents about a child’s particular medical needs, administering medicines with parental permission. We support children with toileting needs and encourage them to gain in independence in this and all areas of self care. We hold regular circle times and act as good role models to help children to understand how to treat others.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
We speak to parents on a daily basis and they know that they can approach us at any time if they have a query or concern. We meet regularly with parents to share and discuss their child’s Learning Journey which is available for parents and their child to look at, at any time. We produce end of year reports for each child. We have a colourful display board with important notices and a weekly school newsletter. We give an information booklet out when their child joins Nursery which includes the relevant policies.
- Our complaints policy
We have a complaints policy and procedure.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
There is a ramp by the Nursery entrance to enable wheelchair access. The Nursery has moved downstairs, which has made it easier for children and parents to access. It leads to an outside area which enhances the children’s learning experiences. A recent addition has been the wooden playhouse enabling more play opportunities in all weathers.
- Facilities we have for personal care
We have a Nursery toilet with changing facilities. Staff are sensitive to children’s toileting needs and we have a hygiene policy, setting out correct procedures, that all staff are aware of.
- Specialist resources we have
We have specialist teachers in PE and Music who are able to use their skills and subject resources to enhance their teaching in the Early Years.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
We have a range of equipment which is easily accessible for children of different heights and sizes. We endeavour to take the children on trips to enhance their learning experiences. These are risk assessed and all children’s particular needs are taken into account.
Last updated: 01/05/2019