Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

If you would like to discuss anything about SEN/D please feel free to contact our SENCO Mrs Claire Higgins at admin@norbury.shropshire.sch.uk.       

At Norbury School and Nursery we are proud to be a fully inclusive school which offers personalised education for all children. We welcome and nurture all children as equals and where children need additional support, we provide outstanding provision. In July 2013 Shropshire Council conducted a thorough audit of SEND (special educational needs and disability) provision and awarded us with grade one with the Gold Quality Mark; the highest possible. We believe that every child deserves equal life chances and to achieve this we allocate funds above the amount that we receive to provide SEND support.

We believe that children with SEND usually progress best when supported within the classroom alongside their peers. Our learning support assistants are highly trained and alongside the class teacher, are able to provide the highest level of challenge possible for all children. Each child has a detailed education plan which is reviewed at least once each term. Our SEND coordinator, Claire Higgins, works closely with local high schools to ensure maximum progress at transition.

All children progress at different rates and some children may not reach the expected level by the end of Keystage One and by the end of primary school. Children with special educational needs are obliged to take the SATs tests which determine their final scores unless they are dis-applied from the national curriculum. We currently have no children who are dis-applied. Our results show that children with SEND make outstanding progress at Norbury; this year 100% of children with SEND made at least expected progress and often progress well above the national average for all children.

When reading data published by Ofsted on the Data Dashboard, it is important to understand that children with SEND are included in the whole school data and that no reference is made to this. As our excellent provision is attractive to parents of children with SEND, this can impact upon the validity of data shown, but we make no apology for this; we are very proud of the excellent achievements of all of our children.

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