Benhurst Primary School
Number of children on roll: 416 pupils
Age Range: 4-11 years
Who to contact
- 01708 450807
Where to go
- RM12 4QS
- Other notes
This service is inspected by Ofsted or the Independent Schools Inspectorate
- Ofsted URN
- Latest Ofsted Report
Latest Ofsted Report Inspection Date Rating Publication Date 20/06/2014 Good 06/10/2016 Not available
SEND Local Offer
Under the Children and Families Bill 2014, schools are required to publish, and keep under review, information about services that they offer for children and young people with disabilities and Special Educational Needs aged 0-25. This is called the Local Offer. The intention of this is to improve choice and transparency for families.
Benhurst Primary School is an inclusive school which offers a variety of provision to support children with a range of needs. The support offered to all of our pupils is designed to encourage increasing learning independence and resilience. The range of support deployed is tailored to individual need, following thorough assessment by internal and/or external agencies, taking into account parental views which are warmly welcomed.
The progress of all children is regularly monitored and evaluated in order to ensure that the support provided is as effective as possible. We aim to ensure that any barriers to equal access are removed or overcome.
What provision is made before the £6000 higher needs threshold?
All children have access to quality first teaching with activities and experiences being tailored to meet individual needs.
Benhurst Primary School SEND Local Offer
Teaching Assistants and Learning Support Assistants provide support for teachers and groups of children in the classroom.
Specialist equipment is available such as writing slopes, pencil grips, individual workstations, etc. to support children’s needs.
Children are selected to receive targeted intervention and support. This can be as part of a group, a pair or on a 1:1 basis as appropriate.
Intervention programmes provided by the school include: Power of 2, Precision Teaching, Speech therapy, Phonic support and Numeracy support. Other interventions are provided in line with identified pupil needs.
Class teachers follow the structure of ‘Assess, Plan, Do, Review’ to ensure that the impact of interventions is closely monitored and that interventions and support are appropriate to children’s needs. The impact of intervention and support, and the progress children make are reviewed termly by the Senior Leadership Team at Pupil Progress Meetings.
The impact and progress are also reviewed with parents during termly Individual Education Plan review meetings. This is to ensure that the support and intervention that each child receives contributes to effective progress.
The above support is provided from the School budget, SEN funding and the Pupil Premium Grant.
What provision is available beyond the £6000 higher needs threshold?
Provision for children with an EHCP or a statement of educational need is adhered to with the support of the Local Authority, specialist outside agencies and in house school staff. This provision is tailored to individual needs and is outlined within the child’s EHCP / Statement of Educational Need and their Individual Education Plan.
- Local Offer Age Bands
- 5-11 years