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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

17th Jan - Our Year 6 pupils performed a wonderful dramatic interpretation of the poem 'The secret of the machines', by Rudyard Kipling, in their class assembly today. This was inspirational for our younger pupils.

15th Jan - Rowan class held the FOPS cake sale today and reported: 'The cakes were delicious', 'I liked being able to sell the cakes I had made' and 'It was well organised'! Well done Rowan class! Thank you everyone for your support!

13th Jan - On Plough Monday, we welcomed the Molly Dancers into school. After two workshops, the dancing showcase was, as always, fantastic!

10th Jan - At our first School Council meeting of the spring term, we discussed behaviour, planting bulbs and the children's takeover day. Later this the month, they are looking forward to taking on the adult's roles in school!

7th Jan - Christmas recounts, greeting friends, and great thinking about the exciting new curriculum topics, what a great start to term! Please do keep looking at the class pages as we learn more about 'Travel and Transport', 'The Groovy Greeks' and 'Earth and Space'.

7th Jan - Welcome back to the start of the 2020 Spring Term!

6th Jan 2020 - Happy New Year! School is closed for INSET training. Today, staff are participating in professional development sessions on fire safety and the learning across the curriculum.

18th Dec - School is now closed for the Christmas holidays. We look forward to welcoming pupils, parents and visitors back to school from Tuesday 7th January 2020! Happy Christmas!

18th Dec - Christmas Parties would not be complete without a visit from Father Christmas! Every child received a gift. Merry Christmas!

18th Dec - Delicious! Christmas Dinner, thanks to our Lunchtime catering team.

18th Dec - Reception and our year 6 pupils led our Nativity service today. Thank you to all the parents who attended and walked with us.

17th Dec - The whole school went to the pantomime...oh yes we did! The children said 'best school day ever' and 'the jokes were funny and the props were good'. Thank you to FOPS for raising the money to pay for this amazing experience. Current ETA at school is as planned.

13th Dec - What an amazing time at the Rock Steady Concert! Thank you to Michael for his inspirational teaching! The Rock Staff Band had great fun singing 'Do they know it's Christmas?'. We truly are a musical school! Well done to the children awarded Headteacher Awards and the Holland's Cup.

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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