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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. 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.

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. Mrs Laura Penrose is SENDCo.

Latest News

5th Mar - Our final 'Petersfield Press' update of the week has been sent today as we prepare for all pupils' return on Monday. We are REALLY looking forward to seeing you all!

2nd March - As we further prepare for pupils' Monday 8th return, we have recorded another video for children and parents to share more information about the return. We have also sent the key information to parents in a 'Petersfield Press' email. Any questions, please do ask classteachers.

1st March - The first of several expected 'Petersfield Press' updates has been sent by email today to accompany the latest video update for pupils as we prepare for the full opening next week.

26th Feb - Petersfield Press has been sent by email this afternoon. There are lots of updates so please do read about next week and some full opening logistics detailed in the email.

24th Feb - Today we launched Bishop Stephen's Lent Challenge. Check out Mrs Wright's video to introduce the challenge. We look forward to learning with you over the next 5 weeks and receiving your response to the Bishop's challenge.

22nd Feb - Like you, we have listened to the Prime Minister's address to the Commons today. We will be in touch asap once we have have met with County. We will be asking for provisional Puffins bookings up until Easter for those who need this provision to be able to work.

22nd Feb - Today in Collective Worship, we talked about how we work together to achieve great things. As ever, the children offered very insightful reflections and led our prayer to start the new term.

22nd Feb - Welcome back to the start of the Spring 2 half term. Our critical worker pupils continue in school and our remote learning offer continues for those at home. We eagerly anticipate today's announcement. We have planned for possible eventualities, and have a County meeting booked ready.

12th Feb - School is now closed for the February Half Term. The office email will be monitored over the weekend (13th and 14th Feb) and Covid symptoms or positive cases should be reported promptly. School reopens for critical worker children and remote learning on Monday 22nd February.

12th Feb - Look out for today's end of term update email. This contains lots of information with suggested fun half term activities, Rev Felicity's Lent calendar and advance warning of Spring 2 activities including getting active and Red Nose Day.

12th Feb - I had the privilege of joining lessons virtually and looking on TEAMS today as Yew and Elm class finished and shared their 'hot write'. I enjoyed hearing the brilliant and creative stories read to me and reading the newspaper articles.

12th Feb - The Free School Meal (FSM) vouchers for February Half Term were delivered today by email. If you may be eligible, there is still time to apply. Information about FSMs and the Winter Grant was sent by email today.

12th Feb - Rev Felicity talked to us about Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and Lent in Collective Worship. This year, rather than give up anything further, we are encouraged to do something for others throughout Lent. What will you do to make someone smile?

12th Feb - The 'Animal Experience' for each class today saw us introduced virtually to a selection of wild and unusual animals. The children asked some interesting questions to learn more. This was possible thanks to the FOPS fun run last term and your fantastic fundraising!

Latest Publications

Notices

Is your child due to start school in September 2021? If so, click here to find out more about how to visits and learn about how to apply to join our fantastic school.


Have you tried any of the experiments in the science magazines you can find on the 'Science is Fun' webpage? Click on the 'Curriculum' tab to find out more.


Have you visited our 'Reading for Pleasure' page where local published author Ute Maria is adding stories regularly? Click on the 'Curriculum' tab to enjoy the stories.


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


Run Orwell - now a virtual event for everyone! Click here to visit the website and join in!


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


Covid-19 Coronavirus update - we continue to follow the government guidance available via this link. At all times, safety is our highest priority. Please ensure you follow guidance and school communications particularly regarding illness, isolation and e


As per County and national guidance, Petersfield will only close in exceptional circumstances or where instructed to do so. The decision will be made ASAP and displayed first on our school website in the 'Latest News' above.


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.


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.


As we explained in a 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.


Please see our vacancies page for an opportunity for a Playworker.


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.

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