Special Educational Needs at Mawnan CE VA Primary School
Mawnan CE VA Primary School is an inclusive school. We ensure that each and every child is secure in the knowledge that they are a special and valued member of our school community. We celebrate diversity and embrace the opportunities that this brings to enrich the experiences of adults and children alike. Our strong Christian ethos is visible and apparent throughout the school; adults and children have a great deal of respect for each other and relationships are accepting and supportive.
All of our children, regardless of their needs, are offered a teaching and learning experience that enables them to make the best possible progress educationally, socially and emotionally. They are highly valued and fully included in all that we do. We strive to enable each and every one of our children to become a confident, secure, independent and resilient learner.
Our School Offer
We have a detailed SEN Policy, which explains clearly how our practice reflects the statutory requirements set out in the new SEN Code of Practice: 0-25 Years (April 2014). It is important to us that parents are aware of the procedures that we, as a school, have agreed to follow in order to support pupils with SEN.
Our School Offer complements our SEN Policy and, we hope, provides information that we believe is helpful to parents who have concerns about an aspect of their child’s learning, well-being or conduct in school.
We would like to ensure that our School Offer remains useful and relevant to all who use it. Your feedback and suggestions are most welcome, and will go a long way towards helping us to achieve this.
The local offer comprises a directory of services that parents can access. Cornwall’s local offer can be found here:
What is Special Educational Needs?
The term Special Educational Needs (SEN) covers any learning difficulty or disability that requires provision that is additional to, or different from, that which can be provided through normal classroom teaching. It covers a range of needs, including: communication and interaction, cognition and learning difficulties, social and emotional, health or sensory difficulties or physical needs.
How will the school adapt to meet my child’s needs?
Who can I speak to if I am concerned?
We are a receptive, approachable team here at Mawnan School, and we appreciate that issues surrounding SEN can sometimes be difficult to talk about. We will always make time for you; to listen, advise and discuss next steps for your child. We welcome and actively encourage parental involvement, so please do not hesitate to get in touch:
SEN Contact Information
Our SEN Team:
You can contact us via:
Moving to secondary school or a specialist setting
The move to secondary school represents a significant life experience for every pupil. It can be both an exhilarating and terrifying time; and, for some children with SEN in particular, we understand that it can also be overwhelming and unsettling. We tailor our transition support to closely match the needs of each individual.
Our support at this time may include:
If your child has an EHC plan, and you are considering investigating a move to a specialist setting, we will support your with this. We will be able to ensure that we are working within the deadlines set by the Local Education Authority (LEA) for the various parts of the process that is involved.