Special Education Needs & Disabilities
Harefield Primary school supports the right of every child to have equal access to a broad and balanced education. We support all children in their endeavours to reach their full potential by providing flexible and varied support appropriate to their individual needs, in a caring atmosphere where self-esteem, confidence and independence are fostered. Inclusion is our key aim and for that reason we are a needs led service which means that we act on the needs displayed by the child, as opposed to acting upon a diagnosis. We aim to foster close relationships with families of children with additional needs and use the resources we are privileged to access such as Speech and Language support, and Educational Psychology support, to ensure that we meet the needs of all children within our setting. We have knowledgeable support staff who have successfully supported children with a variety of needs, are passionate about understanding the children they work with and work collaboratively with our teachers to ensure the holistic progress of the children they work with.
At present we have 13 children on roll with an EHCP, and eight children whose applications are being compiled. We have a higher than national average proportion of children on the SEN register, with most children on the register having needs associated with Speech and Language or Social, emotional and mental health. We work closely with parents, teachers and other staff to ensure that needs are identified swiftly and acted upon appropriately so that all children feel supported. For more comprehensive information about how we support children and young people with SEND please follow the link below to our policies page where our SEND Information Report can be found.