Tollgate Primary is part of the Boleyn Multi Academy Trust within the local Authority of Newham. We follow the London Borough of Newham’s Policy for Inclusion in line with the SEND Code of Practice for children aged between 0 to 25 years (September 2014).
We believe that all teachers are responsible for the planning and teaching of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) within their mainstream classes. Equally, all children with SEND will be supported to reach their full potential through an adapted differentiated curriculum, which is line with their developmental needs.
The SEND of children will normally be met within mainstream; however, the school has an assigned 14 placement Resource Provision for children who present with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We are proud to have gained Accreditation from the National Autistic Society (NAS, March 2020). Information on the Resource Provision can be viewed on the website.
Pupils in mainstream who are identified as having SEND may be supported on an individual, paired or small group basis within the classroom through a differentiated curriculum. The school supports pupils by preparing for their next stages of learning by a curriculum that acknowledges not only statutory requirements but also focuses upon certain key elements. We believe that all pupils with SEND, irrespective of need, should leave Tollgate Primary with the ability to demonstrate emotional resilience, communication skills and independence.
Interventions are adapted and differentiated according to need and pedagogy and for some pupils with a significant SEND need there is access to Sensory and Therapeutic input within the Resource Provision unit. Staff receive a planned programme of training that is designed to provide expertise in meeting needs of our pupils with SEND. The school employs a part-time Speech and Language therapist as it recognises that a significant number of children on the SEND register present with Communication and Interaction difficulties.
The school has access to an onsite Community Hub that offers a range training and social support for families of the children who present with SEND. We ensure that all members of the school and local community view our children with SEND positively. The views of our children with SEND are sought taken into account in the planning of the educational provision that is afforded to them. Parents/Carers and school, work in partnership to secure outstanding outcomes for our pupils thus ensuring that our inclusive provision is valued by all.
Our named SENDCo is: Martin Stanley