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Special Needs and Disabilities

Petersfield School is committed to providing a fully accessible school and school environment which values and includes all pupils, staff, parents/carers and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. We are committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.

Everyone at Petersfield is committed to providing the conditions and opportunities to enable any pupil with SEND (Special Educational Needs or a Disability) to be included fully in all aspects of school life. While our SENDCo oversees provision for pupils with a special educational needs or a disability or for more able pupils, every teacher takes responsibility for the provision for each child. Class teachers are responsible for the progress of every pupil in their class, including those pupils with additional needs.

Accessibility Plan

Our accessibility plan describes the arrangements we have already made and the further proposals planned, to improve physical access to the school, access to the curriculum and access to written information.

Special Needs and Disabilities Policy

The school has a policy for supporting children with special educational needs or disabilities which is revised annually. This policy is reviewed annually and will be updated in the Autumn term. From September 2018, Mrs Laura Penrose is SENDCo.

Special Needs Information

We believe that all pupils have an entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum, which is differentiated to enable pupils to:

  • understand the relevance and purpose of learning activities.
  • experience levels of understanding and rates of progress that bring feelings of success and achievement.

Pupils may have special educational needs either through out, or at any time during, their school career. Effective parent partnership is essential in supporting the needs of a child with SEND needs. We encourage all parents to work closely with us so we can support them and their child at Petersfield.

The Governor responsible for SEND is Mr Colin Wilson.

For more information, please contact our SENDCo Mrs Laura Penrose (from September 2018).

Petersfield Church of England Aided
Primary School,
Hurdleditch Rd,
Orwell,
Near Royston.
SG8 5QG

office@petersfield.cambs.sch.uk
Telephone 01223 207382
Fax 01223 208567

Special Needs Assessment at Petersfield

Please see our assessment leaflet for further information.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Information Report

Please see our SEND Report for more information about our provision. This report is reviewed regularly and will be updated in the Autumn term. From September 2018, Mrs Laura Penrose is SENDCo.

Latest News

24th Apr - School reopens to pupils, parents and visitors for the start of the summer term. Welcome back!

23rd Apr - Our INSET Day training for staff is focused on further developing our creative curriculum.

5th Apr - Whilst school is now closed for Easter, extra curricular drama and sports clubs are running throughout the holidays. Happy Easter! School will reopen to pupils, parents and visitors on Wednesday 24th April following a day of staff INSET.

5th Apr - We were thrilled to be joined by so many parents and members of our community for the Rock Steady Concert. It was a delight to witness the children performing in the bands with so much enthusiasm and talent! We all finished by singing 'When I'm 64'.

5th Apr - This morning, in the sunshine, we walked to the church for our Lent Service. We laid our decorated stones outside the church entrance to make a cairn before the service. 'It was good fun putting together I am a disciple, get me out of here!' reported a year 6 pupil.

3rd Apr - The children really enjoyed the GENR8 assembly: 'I enjoyed the songs', 'They are fun', 'They make the story interesting' and 'I love the puppets'.

3rd Apr - Today, whilst visiting the church, each class had the opportunity to explore 7 prayer stations of their choice and decorated their rock in advance of Friday's Lent service.

2nd Apr - Staff completed their Resus training, ready for the swimming season, today.

Latest Publications

Notices

SCHOOL CLOSURE PROCEDURE: As per County guidance, Petersfield will only close in exceptional circumstances. The decision will be made as soon as possible and displayed first on our school website in the 'Latest News'.


As we explained in our recent newsletter, we have updates our policies and privacy notice about how we process data in line with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations). Click here for the updated policies.


Are you interested in being a Governor? Do you have HR or Finance skills? If so, please do visit our Governors' webpage to find out more about the strategic role of our Governors.


Funding for Petersfield - As you may have read in the media, school funding is under threat. Please click here to see the information about how you can continue to help.


We apologise for the intermittent, continuing fault on the phone line which we have again reported to the telephone company. Should you need to reach us, please press '6' immediately the phone is answered. Alternatively email the office.


The newspaper article about 'Max and Milky make it to Mars' - write by our Book Club volunteer Ute - can be accessed here. She has kindly donated a copy of her book to our school library.


Please see our vacancies page for opportunities for a Playworker and Caretaker.


Run Orwell - back in 2019. Save the date. 30th June 2019. Offering chipped timed 10K and 5K routes, and a 2K fun run, there will be something for everyone.


Save yourself time naming uniform and raise money for school. Visit www.stikins.co.uk. Quote code 15787

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