Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Maidenbower Junior School 2016-17

Contact Stephen Turnbull on: sturnbull@wsussex.org.uk for any SEN enquries.


Maidenbower Junior School SEND Information report

This document details how the NE Crawley locaility of schools, of which we are part of, can provide for children who are supported for Special Needs and Disabilities.

It shows the provision for both the locality and the details for provision in our school.

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At Maidenbower Junior School we aim to provide the following:-

Aims & Objectives

  • To provide all children and young people with an education that is appropriate to their age, aptitude and ability
  • To provide guidance for families regarding their child’s education
  • To regularly involve children and young people and parent carers in an open and transparent planning process, working in co-production to support outcomes
  • To help parent carers and children and young people to understand where and when practical help and support can be provided, including signposting to the SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SEND IAS)
  • To build confidence in joint plans, focusing on outcomes that are personalised for individual children


  • Families are entitled to know what they can expect to happen at each stage of their child’s education journey; how parent carers and children and young people will be involved and what schools will do
  • Everyone will work together to support pupil progress, and to enhance individual learning pathways
  • Everyone is committed to open and honest communications; to consulting each other and to provide feedback as needed
  • Parent carers are entitled to have ongoing involvement throughout their child’s education; to be involved in termly discussions, plans and decisions made, particularly during transition
  • Everyone will ensure that the child or young person’s needs remain paramount, taking into account relevant law and guidance e.g. the Children and Families Act (part 3) and the SEND Code of Practice 2015


Maidenbower Junior School is a mainstream primary school  which in addition has a Special Support Centre (SSC)for pupils with a Specific learning Difficulty (Dyslexia or Speech & Language).

What we do:

We specifically support children with an Educational Health Care Plan or Statement of Special Needs where the main diagnosis is either Dyslexia or Speech and Language needs.

We are a dedicated team, with a range of specialised training and expertise, who provide a supportive, nurturing and happy environment within the SSC room and also in classrooms.

We support the inclusion of pupils within the mainstream school in order for pupils to take a full and active part in the whole school life. Children may spend some designated time in the SSC working on areas of specific need. Our SSC team provides small group and 1:1 sessions in the SSC room; they can also provide additional support in class where necessary/appropriate.

Individual programmes of work are devised by the SSC teachers, with reference to additional advice from other professionals, in order to address the targets on each pupil’s Educational Health Care Plan. We liaise closely with parents, to ensure the needs of every child are met.

We are committed to ‘closing the gap’ by encouraging children to believe in themselves, ‘have a go’ and reach their full potential.



“The teachers in the SSC took (child) under their wing and supported her in a way that made a massive difference to both of us. The SSC became a safe haven for (child) and one that she came alive in”


“I am so pleased with the progress that he has made, both in his learning and as a person. I now feel that he is in a better position to cope with secondary school”


A Protocol to support parental engagement during the education journey for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities

This Protocol has been developed at the request of parents, to support their engagement in the education journey for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities. It includes some principles that underpin their child’s education.

West Sussex County Council, parent carers, schools and colleges are all committed to using best endeavours to provide the best attainment and outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and / or disabilities from age 0-25 (where appropriate).


 Read our full SEND policy here


A review of this protocol will be led by the SEND Information, Advice and Support Service with parent carers, supported by WSCC, as and when there are significant changes.


December 2016

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