St Meriadoc CE Nursery & Infant Academy
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St Meriadoc is a Church of England Academy with a very close working relationship with the local Diocese. We regularly attend church and local clergy take assembly once a week. Although we are in the heart of Camborne our school buildings are situated in private secluded grounds surrounded by trees. We have a large field and a wooded adventure playground which we use as often as possible. We strongly believe that outside play and exploration is vital to a young child’s all round development.
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Where to go
- St Meriadoc CE Nursery & Infant Academy
- TR14 7DW
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- How we make our service inclusive
We have taken steps to ensure that our site is fully accessible to everyone and have had ramps built so that wheelchair access is available onto the field and adventure playground as well as into the main school building. We have 2 soft playgrounds and foam protection on areas we consider to be bump hazards. There are braille signs around the school and on classroom doors. The site is safe and secure with high perimeter fences and gates. All visitors have to come to the main reception to gain access to the building and are required to sign in. We have designated children protection officer and 2 deputy officers. All staff have received child protection training. We have a designated first aider who has a first aid at work, as well as a paediatric first aid certificate. The majority of other staff have undergone first aid and in many cases paediatric first aid training. Our behaviour policy is adhered to by all staff and children thrive in an environment where they feel safe and secure. Specialist equipment and resources and available to children who need them.
- Staff SEND experience
Mrs Jodie Palmer- National Award for SEN Coordination
We regularly evaluate the needs of all children including those who require SEN support and staff are carefully deployed according to their strengths and the children’s needs. Recently all staff have received training on visuals, first aid training, safeguarding, Makaton update, Epi pen training. Specific training has been undertaken by individuals in Autism and complex needs, attachment and brain development. We also have 2 Trauma Informed Schools Practitioners
- How our service supports providers / schools / colleges
Open days are arranged for parents/carers and children before they join our Nursery and Reception classes. One to one meetings between parents/carers and the teacher are arranged to discuss needs. Mrs Bailey (Head of School) and Mrs Uren (Parent Liaison) are always willing to meet parents/carers prior to their child joining school. Where
a child has more specialised needs an extra meeting is arranged between parents/carers, Mrs Bailey, Mrs Palmer, Mrs Uren and other relevant professionals. All new Reception children spend taster sessions and a transition morning in their new classroom in July where they meet their new teacher and teaching assistant. All year 2 children visit the Junior School in the summer term to have a tour around and meet the staff so that they can get to know the school before their transition morning in July. On this morning they will spend the morning with their new teacher and classmates. The Junior School staff visit our school and liaise with our staff prior to the pupils’ visits on Transition Days. Some children find moving into a new class or school particularly daunting and stressful and in these instances additional visits are arranged by Mrs Uren.
- Support at key transition points
Transition plans are created for the child and their family to support them. Extra sessions can be put into place, if needed. Meetings can be arranged with parent liaison officer, SENDCO and class teacher to answer any queries or concerns.
- Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints
The first point of contact for concerns is the class teacher. Mrs Bailey (Head of school) and Dr Moseley (SEN Governor) are both available through the office. Details of our full complaints procedures are available on the school website or through the school office.
St Meriadoc CE Nursery & Infant Academy SEND Information Report
Last updated: 02/12/2019