Inclusion at Iqra Primary School
On this page we have included links to our school policies, information about the new SEND Code of Practice and information provided by Slough Council including the Local Offer.
Our Inclusion Manager is Ms Dhillon. Our Special Educational & Disability Needs (SEND) link governor is Mr Zafar Ali. If you ever have any questions or queries about your child please speak to your child’s class teacher or do not hesitate to speak to Ms Dhillon. Just ring the school office on 01753 520018 to make an appointment.
Our vision for children and young people with special needs is the same as for all children and young people – that they achieve well in their early years and at school; lead happy and fulfilled lives; and have choice and control.
Definition of SEND
A child has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:
- has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
- has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools. (Code of Practice, DfE 2014)
Identification, Assessment & Provision
The school will follow the guidance contained within the Slough Council document Identifying and Supporting Special Educational Needs . Where learners are not making the expected progress and are significantly behind their peers, evidence is gathered from school, home and the learner him/herself to make a detailed assessment of need and put in place the appropriate provision. For those with more complex needs, an Educational Health and Care (EHC) Plan may be agreed. These will replace the current statements of special educational needs over the next three years.
As stated in our SEND policy, if a parent or guardian is concerned about SEND provision for their child, initial contact should be made with the class teacher. A meeting will be arranged, which may include the Headteacher and/or Inclusion Manager, to discuss the concern.
In the event of a formal complaint concerning SEND provision, parents/guardians are advised to contact the Headteacher and follow the school Complaints Procedure.
Additional advice from external bodies
The provision at Iqra Primary School supports the Local Offer of Slough Council, where further advice can be found for parents and carers:
The following links provide further guidance and recent publications from the DfE:
Click on the link below to read the Local Authority Offer