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Special Needs and Disabilities

Petersfield School is committed to providing a fully accessible school and school environment which values and includes all pupils, staff, parents/carers and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. We are committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.

Everyone at Petersfield is committed to providing the conditions and opportunities to enable any pupil with SEND (Special Educational Needs or a Disability) to be included fully in all aspects of school life. While our SENDCo oversees provision for pupils with a special educational needs or a disability or for more able pupils, every teacher takes responsibility for the provision for each child. Class teachers are responsible for the progress of every pupil in their class, including those pupils with additional needs.

Accessibility Plan

Our accessibility plan describes the arrangements we have already made and the further proposals planned, to improve physical access to the school, access to the curriculum and access to written information.

Special Needs and Disabilities Policy

The school has a policy for supporting children with special educational needs or disabilities which is revised annually. This policy is reviewed annually and will be updated in the Autumn term. Mrs Laura Penrose is SENDCo.

Special Needs Information

We believe that all pupils have an entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum, which is differentiated to enable pupils to:

  • understand the relevance and purpose of learning activities.
  • experience levels of understanding and rates of progress that bring feelings of success and achievement.

Pupils may have special educational needs either through out, or at any time during, their school career. Effective parent partnership is essential in supporting the needs of a child with SEND needs. We encourage all parents to work closely with us so we can support them and their child at Petersfield.

The Governor responsible for SEND is Mr Colin Wilson.

For more information, please contact our SENDCo Mrs Laura Penrose.

Petersfield Church of England Aided
Primary School,
Hurdleditch Rd,
Orwell,
Near Royston.
SG8 5QG

office@petersfield.cambs.sch.uk
Telephone 01223 207382
Fax 01223 208567

Special Needs Assessment at Petersfield

Please see our assessment leaflet for further information.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Information Report

Please see our SEND Report for more information about our provision. This report is reviewed regularly and will be updated in the Autumn term. Mrs Laura Penrose is SENDCo.

Latest News

18th Nov - This week is our 'Walk to School Week'. Do please join us each day at the Chequers to form a pupil, parent and staff 'walking bus' from 8.45am. Thank you.

15th Nov - Staff and governors, met with Angela Lawn from the YMCA to discuss the findings from our staff and pupil wellbeing surveys. We will now work on the actions from the surveys as we continue to improve wellbeing in our school and ensure we all understand why this is so important.

15th Nov - Today we wore odd socks for 'Children in Need' and raised £77.02. In assembly we discussed what charity means and the history of 'Children in Need'.

14th Nov - Our Year 5 and 6 pupils had 'Playleader' training today from County. This training is invaluable as it provides our older pupils with the skills to engage and lead a variety of games with all the children in our school.

14th Nov - Thanks to Croudace for allowing a visit, Ash and Elm class learnt about house building as part of their topic work.

13th Nov - Thanks to FOPS funding, Divergent Drama led workshops on Anti-bullying today.

11th Nov - Congratulations to our netball team who finished 2nd in their first competition!

11th Nov - 'We will remember them'. Year 6 joined the local community to mark the 2 minutes silence today whilst the rest of the school observed the silence in school after 'planting' their poppy sculptures.

10th Nov - Staff and pupils attended the Remembrance Service at the Methodist Church today.

8th - At Headteacher Award Assembly today, we were inspired by the attitude to learning of our pupils. Many of the children received an award for their determination and resilience, displaying the attitude of a growth mindset. Well done!

7th Nov - Mrs Sirett was impressed with the children who attended the Outdoor Orienteering Activity Event. For many it was their first experience of competitions yet they really displayed the spirit of the games!

1st Nov - Wow! Another amazing fireworks display tonight! Our thanks to Steve and his team and all of the FOPS volunteers and staff. We dedicated tonight's fireworks to the memory of Susan Walford.

1st Nov - Using their oracy skills, the children explained to parents, grandparents and peers, the home learning they had undertaken over the half term.

31st Oct - Pupils in Y5 and Y6 enjoyed a dramatic theatre group presentation about keeping our air clean and how we need to look after our environment. 'It was fun, with an important message too'.

29th Oct - We now have three choices on our new lunch menu each day. Happy choosing!

Tuesday 29th Oct - Welcome back to Autumn half term 2! It was great to share the children's excitement as they recounted their half term and to see the busy learning today.

28th Oct - First Aid training for all staff today.

Latest Publications

Notices

SCHOOL CLOSURE PROCEDURE: As per County guidance, Petersfield will only close in exceptional circumstances. The decision will be made as soon as possible and displayed first on our school website in the 'Latest News'.


Is your child due to start school in September 2020? If so, click here to find out more about how to visits and learn about how to apply to join our fantastic school.


Are you interested in being a Governor? Do you have HR or Finance skills? If so, please do visit our Governors' webpage to find out more about the strategic role of our Governors.


Funding for Petersfield - As you may have read in the media, school funding is under threat. Please click here to see the information about how you can continue to help.


We apologise for the intermittent, continuing fault on the phone line which we have again reported to the telephone company. Should you need to reach us, please press '6' immediately the phone is answered. Alternatively email the office.


The newspaper article about 'Max and Milky make it to Mars' - written by our Book Club volunteer Ute - is here. She has kindly donated a copy of her book to our school library.


Please see our vacancies page for an opportunity for a Playworker.


Run Orwell - back on the last Sunday in June 2020! Offering chipped timed 10K and 5K routes, and a 2K fun run, there will be something for everyone.


Save yourself time naming uniform and raise money for school. Visit www.stikins.co.uk. Quote code 15787


As we explained in a newsletter, we have updates our policies and privacy notice about how we process data in line with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations). Click here for the updated policies.

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