SEND & Inclusion
Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion Jo Pettifor
SENDCo Victoria Plume
Designated Teacher for Looked After Children Jo Pettifor
EAL Leader Eliz Dopran
Lead on Attendance Jo Pettifor
Raglan is an inclusive place to learn and we cater for a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We have developed a Google Site specifically for SEND in order to support parents as best we can.
English as an Additional Language
Whilst we receive only a few children who are learning English at the early stages, the principles for teaching remain the same for all pupils. Additional support may be needed from the class teacher or assistant within lessons and teachers are mindful of the need to use language carefully and use visual clues to support learning.
We promote a love of languages through our Language of the Month which features one of the many languages that are spoken at Raglan.
Adopted and Looked After Children
Children who are Looked-After pupils (in the care of the local authority) or have been adopted or placed in special guardianships are supported and monitored carefully.
We have a specific policy, which outlines our commitment and support for these children, many of whom have experienced difficult times. This can be found on our policy page.
The Key Points of the policy are:
A Designated Person is allocated to each pupil;
A key worker is also identified for each pupil;
A PEP (Personal Education Plan) is created for each Looked-After pupil;
A personal plan is created for each post Looked-After pupils;
Plans are reviewed termly with carers and key staff;
Funding is allocated to each plan as appropriate for each pupil.
Staff are trained on the key issues which are prevalent for pupils who are no longer with their parents. We update this training periodically and will arrange additional training where there is a specific need.
Funding is available to support children's plans which is taken from the school's Pupil Premium Funding.