Special Educational Needs & Disability
Our Inclusion Leader is: Rachel Risley
She can be contacted via the school office firstname.lastname@example.org
At Nova Primary School, we are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all our pupils, whatever their needs or abilities. Our aim is to enable all pupils to enjoy a broad and balanced curriculum, supporting the development of the whole child.
We are a friendly and welcoming school that embeds a fully inclusive approach to education for all. Our school’s SEND Policy and Information Report adheres to the 2014 SEND Code of Practice and has been written in collaboration with all stakeholders; It is reviewed annually to ensure compliance.
At Nova Primary school, our inclusive ethos aims to encourage high expectations for all children and our school motto “No Star Too Far” permeates throughout daily life. The School Information Report and SEND Policy below will help you to understand how we support the needs of children with additional needs at Nova Primary School. You will also find further information in our ‘Graduated Response’ document on the different levels of support we offer to children depending upon their needs.
Further information on Bristol Local Authorities offer for children with Special Educational Needs, as well as support for parents including information on parenting courses, can be found on their local offer website Bristol City Council’s Local Offer.
Interventions at Nova Primary School
Interventions are specific additional activities that children take part in to support their continued development. These can be in a range of areas such as Reading, Writing and Maths, but also in areas to support children’s Social, Emotional and Mental Health. Interventions can take many forms: groups of 10; small groups of 4; 1:1. All interventions focus on the need of one or more children and are specifically planned to help develop a child’s skill in that area. At Nova Primary School we run a range of evidence-based interventions that are chosen based on their proven impact on Children’s development. We also run a range of bespoke interventions to meet specific needs of children: times tables; fluency; focused spelling support.
Please click on the link below to find out what interventions we run at Nova Primary School and a brief description of what they entail.
For more information on how you can support your child’s wellbeing and social, emotional and mental health needs, be sure to visit our Wellbeing Page on our website here.
Please keep an eye our for our “CAN corner” on the School’s newsletter for some interesting tips, facts and information linked to Children with Additional Needs (CAN).
Please follow this link for information and support for families during the coronavirus: