Hatherley Infant School
Hatherley Infants is situated in Tredworth ,once a small community outside Gloucester but now very much part of Gloucester City. The community spirit is reflected in the ethos of the school and it retains a very welcoming atmosphere. The tradition of attending Hatherley School has been handed down from generation to generation.
At Hatherley Infant School and Nursery, our motto is to 'Learn and Grow Together’. Our vision is to provide a safe and inclusive environment where every child is given full support to thrive as a kind and considerate member of our unique multi-cultural community. We aim to ensure that our children become passionate learners who are independent and confident learners when taking managed risks and resilient when facing challenges ahead.
We strongly believe that every child that comes to Hatherley is unique, equally important and equally valued. Our caring, happy and friendly atmosphere is what every member of staff prides themselves on the most. Through this we nurture every child to allow them to achieve their true potential in all areas of their growth and development.
- Contact Name
- Mrs S Millington
- Contact Position
- Head Teacher
- 01452 522027
- Hatherley Infant School
- GL1 4PW
- Local Offer Details
Hatherley Infant School and Nursery values the contribution that every child and young person can make to the community and welcomes the diversity of culture, religion and intellectual style. The school seeks to raise the achievement, remove barriers to learning and increase physical and curricular access for all its pupils.
Provision for each child is met on an individual basis. Some children will have support in class; others will be withdrawn for short periods to cover individual work, while some will work on a differentiated curriculum in groups. Children with allocated hours identified in their Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) may have that 1:1 support.
Class Teacher input:
- The class teacher will have the highest possible expectations for your child and all pupils in their class.
- Teaching will be based on building upon what your child already knows, can do and can understand.
- Different techniques and ways of teaching are utilised to fully involve children in their learning in class. (e.g. practical activities or supported tasks)
- Specific strategies are in place to support your child to learn – these may have been suggested by the SENDCo or outside agencies.
- Your child’s teacher will have carefully checked your child’s progress and will have decided how to meet gaps in learning to help them make the best progress possible.
Targeted work with a smaller group of children:
- These groups are called intervention groups or social groups.
- They can be run in the classrooms or outside.
- They can be run by a teacher or teaching assistant.
- Your child will engage in the group session with specific targets to help them make more rapid progress.
- Sometimes an external professional will guide or run these groups.
Specified Individual support
- This can be provided in a classroom setting or outside of the classroom.
- This is usually provided via a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan, although other children may be included.
- Children who receive this level of support have been identified by the class teacher, SENDCo and outside agencies to need a particularly high level of support.
- Your child may also need specialist support in school from a professional outside the school - e.g. Advisory Teaching Service, Educational Psychologist. In certain cases, this may lead to a request to the local authority for Statutory Assessment.
- Once an EHC Plan is in place it would outline the type of support required and how the school will deliver this support.
- Contact Name
- Mrs Jo Johnson
- Contact Telephone
- 01452 522027
- Contact Email
- Links to further SEND information
- SEN Provision Type
- Who is your service for?
- Local Offer Age Bands
- 4-11 (Primary School)
- Is the building fully wheelchair accessible?
- Is there disabled changing and toilet facilities?
- Describe any training or experience you/your staff, have had or are having in issues around SEND?
All staff teaching, supporting and working with children with SEND are encouraged to attend appropriate training sessions.
The SENCO attends training days, meetings and conferences on relevant SEND matters which are organised by the LA and other bodies.
The SENCO, Headteacher, Teachers and Teaching Assistants report back to staff on training received and the SENCO ensures that staff are updated on SEND matters and changes to policy, etc.
The SENCO holds regular meetings with new and existing teachers and TA's to discuss school SEND policy and practice, and explain the system of record keeping, etc.
Teaching Assistants and non teaching staff are encouraged to attend training to increase their role effectiveness. Relevant training will be drawn to their attention by the SENCO or Head teacher. Where their role requires specialist training, this will be provided.
- Have any members of you/your team had experience of working with children and young people with the following disabilities/additional needs?
- a) young people with autistic spectrum disorders
- b) young people who use alternative communication methods
- c) young people with learning difficulties/disabilities whose behaviour challenges us
- d) young people with complex physical/medical requirements
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