St Stephens (Saltash) Community Primary School
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At St Stephens, we are passionate about providing an engaging and creative education which strives for excellence. We believe our motto encapsulates what we believe, ‘Excellence is in Everyone.’ As a school, we recognise every child has a talent and that we are all different. We view every child as an individual who deserves the best possible education so they can achieve excellence.
Our beautiful grounds and excellent resources allow children to be active and enables us to deliver our thematic learning opportunities in a way that appeals to all. Our approach to a broad and balanced curriculum immerses pupils in deep learning experiences to ensure enthusiasm and engagement. We are also passionate that every child is valued and nurtured, so they really can show their excellence.
We are always trying to improve what we offer your children and welcome parents' views and ideas as education is best when it is part of an effective partnership between parents and school staff.
Who to contact
Where to go
- St Stephens (Saltash) C P School
St Stephens (Saltash) C P School
Long Park Road
- PL12 4AQ
In an effort to improve pupil safety, we operate a "drop-off zone" within the school car park at the front of the school between the hours of 8.30 and 8.45. A member of staff is on hand to assist children from parents' cars to the school playground at the rear of the school.
Time / date details
- When is it on?
- 08:45am - 15:15
- Age ranges
- From 4 years to 11 years
- Referral required
- How we make our service inclusive
We review our Accessibility Plan every year to ensure that our facilities,curriculum, services and information are fully accessible to all. Our Accessibility Plan can be downloaded from our school website (not on their at present though!) We also publish an SEN information report, updated annually, to inform parents about what we can do to support them.
In addition our SENDCO offers termly SEND coffee mornings and offers individual meetings with the families of all children with SEND at least termly.
- Staff SEND experience
SEND awareness is kept on the agenda by the SENDCO who provides teachers and support staff specialist training courses run by external partner agencies.
All staff have undertaken training led by a range of professionals to develop their knowledge and understanding of the four SEND areas of need and the difficulties and how to support children with SEND. Future training is always planned to match children's needs and to current national developments in SEND provision.
Training has included
- Speech, language and communication needs
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- Adverse childhood experiences
- Tray learning
- Visual Impairment
- Hearing Impairment
- Growth Mindset
Further training for staff is ongoing supported 'in house' or through outside support
- How our service supports providers / schools / colleges
- Support at key transition points
At St Stephens School we recognise that transition can be difficult for a child with SEND or a disability and take steps to ensure that this is as smooth as possible.
When moving classes in school:
A transition meeting takes place in advance between the present and new teachers when information is passed on. Visits to the new classroom and transition booklet with photos may be arranged for a child if necessary to support their preparation. All children have a transition visit with their new teacher. If it is felt that your child needs an ‘enhanced transition’ they will be offered a bespoke programme which may include extra visits to their new class, 1:1 or small group time with their new teacher, emotional literacy support or social stories around the move or various other support structures. If you wish to discuss enhanced transition arrangements please talk to your child’s class teacher or the SENDCO.
If a child is moving to another school:
We will contact the new school’s SENDCO and ensure that they know about any special arrangements that need to be made for a child. All of your children’s records are passed onto the new school directly.
If a child is moving from another school to St Stephens School:
We will contact the child’s previous school to discuss their needs and any special arrangements that need to be made for them. The previous school will pass to us the child’s records.
When starting in foundation:
- All children are offered an intensive transition programme including parents evenings, stay and play sessions, home visits, ‘try a school meal day’, liaison between any previous setting and the new teacher and much more.
- In addition, children who are already identified as having SEND will be offered enhanced transition to include additional visits where appropriate and liaison between the child’s previous setting SENDCO and the school SENDCO as well as meetings between the area SENCO and the school SENDCO.
In Year 6:
- Class teachers meet representatives from the new secondary school to pass on information.
- The SENDCO from St Stephens CP School meets with the SENDCO from the secondary school to pass on information about children with SEND and discuss any special arrangements that a child has been receiving
- Arrangements may be made for your child to receive Enhanced Transition at their new secondary school if this is needed – this will be bespoke and may follow similar structures to in-house enhanced transition arrangements.
- The Headstart trained TAs and year 6 class TAs in our school run transition sessions for vulnerable children to prepare them for their next step into secondary school.
Below is a link to a useful guide for Parents of Children on the Autistic Spectrum who are transferring school: www.aettraininghubs.org.uk/parent-guide
- Other local or national support
There are a number of support services parents and school access to support children with SEND. These include:
- Special Educational Needs Advice and Information Service (SENDIAS)
- Saltash Family Hub
- Friends and Families of Special Children
- Social services
- Livewire (mental health)
- Cornwall Early Help Hub
- Children’s Speech and Language Service
- School Nurse
- Family Support Workers
- Parenting support programmes
- ASD team
- Young Carers Support
- Jerimiah’s Journey
You can also access information on the school website and Cornwall Council's websites, listed below:
- Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints
We encourage parents to raise their concerns with a member of staff in the first instance. If we are unable to resolve your query, there is a comprehensive Complaints policy that can be downloaded from our school website - http://www.st-stephens-salt.cornwall.sch.uk/web/policies/137930
St Stephens Community Primary School (Saltash) SEND Information Report
Last updated: 23/09/2019