Minerva Learning Trust

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

For all SEND and Support for Learning related enquires please email sflenquiry@eccoschool.com

Mrs E Martin

Assistant Headteacher (SENCo)

(Currently on Maternity Leave - Please contact TNoone@eccoschool.com)

Mrs E Martin

Assistant Headteacher (SENCo)

(Currently on Maternity Leave - Please contact TNoone@eccoschool.com)

Miss M Benson

Additional Learning Provision Manager

Miss M Benson

Additional Learning Provision Manager

Mrs J Woodhouse

Admin Assistant - Inclusion

Mrs J Woodhouse

Admin Assistant - Inclusion

Mr T Twinning

Alternative Learning Provision

Mr T Twinning

Alternative Learning Provision

Mrs T Bingham

Learning Support Assistant

Mrs T Bingham

Learning Support Assistant

Mrs K Briscoe

Learning Support Assistant

Mrs K Briscoe

Learning Support Assistant

Miss S Wells

Learning Support Assistant

Miss S Wells

Learning Support Assistant

Mrs D Marsden

Learning Support Assistant

Mrs D Marsden

Learning Support Assistant

Mrs S Moody

Learning Support Assistant

Mrs S Moody

Learning Support Assistant

Mrs K Hughes

Learning Support Assistant

Mrs K Hughes

Learning Support Assistant

Miss E Swaby

Apprentice Learning Support Assistant

Miss E Swaby

Apprentice Learning Support Assistant

Miss S Jones

Apprentice Learning Support Assistant

Miss S Jones

Apprentice Learning Support Assistant

Mr J Southey-Harrison

Learning Support Assistant

Mr J Southey-Harrison

Learning Support Assistant

Mrs J Jones

Learning Support Assistant

Mrs J Jones

Learning Support Assistant

Key Contacts

Mrs E Martin - SENDCo - EMartin@eccoschool.com
Miss M Benson - Additional Learning Provision Manger - MBenson@eccoschool.com
Mrs J Woodhouse - Admin Assistant - Inclusion - JWoodhouse@eccoschool.com



Ecclesfield School SEND Universal Offer

At Ecclesfield School, we aim to safeguard, include and support all of our students.

We want to enable our students to be the best they can be through identifying and removing their individual barriers to success.

We recognise that every teacher is a teacher of every child and teachers have a responsibility for the progress of all students. Quality first teaching is the first step to ensuring that barriers to learning are removed and students fulfil their potential.


What to do if you think your child may have SEN?

Contact the Mrs Woodhouse, Inclusion Administrator, (JWoodhouse@eccoschool.com) to arrange a meeting or speak to a member of the team.


Why will your child be put on our SEND register?

Students may be put on the SEND register if he/ she is making less than expected progress and we feel their needs cannot be met solely through quality, differentiated teaching. You will be fully involved in the process, which may also involve other outside agencies.

Under the current SEND code of practice, students who are on the SEND register now fall under a single category — SEN Support.


How will your child be supported?

Each student on the register has a ‘MINT’ profile, which details his/her needs and practical strategies to support him/ her in lessons. If your child does not make expected progress through quality first teaching alone, then other interventions or specialist services can be put in place to support your child to achieve.

Students may also be allocated a key worker, who is assigned to them based on their needs. The role of the key worker is to identify barriers to learning and help the student overcome them.

Your child may not need to go on the register, as his/ her needs can be met in the classroom, however, if there is an identified need or barrier to learning, they will still have a profile to help teachers know how to support them in lessons.


Who will work with and support your child?

Every teacher is a teacher of SEND and as such all staff in school will work with your child to achieve the very best outcomes. Depending on your child’s individual needs there may be a range of staff working with your child as well as teachers. These may include;

  • Learning Support Assistants
  • his/her key worker, 
  • MALP, 
  • SENDCo 
  • or professionals from other agencies working with your child.

Students do not automatically receive full time individual support, but an appropriate package of support will be tailored to meet the individual needs of your child, whilst still maintaining and encouraging their independence.


Interventions

Depending on your child individual needs they may receive a range of interventions.  Please see the parent carer leaflet below.

Parent—School Communications

You can always get in touch using the contact information in the parent/carer leaflet and/ or arrange to see one of us as and when necessary. Over the course of the year, you’re also invited to a range of events designed to give you plenty of opportunities to discuss and review your child’s needs and support.


The Local Offer

To find out further information on the ‘local offer’ (services provided by the local authority), please visit, https://www.sheffield.gov.uk and search ‘Local Offer’.




If you wish to access our SEND Policy or Admissions Policy please visit our polices page

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