All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with a Special Educational Need/s being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible, where families want this to happen.
Please click on the questions below for more information about the local offer from Parkside Academy:
If parents and carers feel they would like some impartial information, advice or support on any issues relating to their children’s special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), you can contact the Cumbria SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) who can offer a range of support. They will help parents, carers and young people to prepare for meetings with school or the local authority and practically support you at the meetings in an appropriate and impartial manner. They also signpost to other relevant support networks.
For more information on SENDIASS and how to find support, please click on this link: https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices/schoolsandlearning/ils/parentpartnership/default.asp
Class teacher input via excellent targeted classroom teaching also known as Quality First Teaching.
For your child this would mean:
All children in school will be getting this as a part of our excellent classroom practice.
If you have concerns about your child’s progress you should speak to your child’s class teacher initially. If you are not happy that the concerns are being managed and that your child is still not making progress you should speak to the SENCO or Headteacher. If you are still not happy you can speak to the school SEND Governor (Mrs L Kendall).
If your child is then identified as not making progress the school will set up am meeting to discuss this with you in more detail and to:
Directly funded by the school:
Paid for centrally by the Local Authority but delivered in school:
Provided and paid for by the Health Service but delivered in school:
We recognise that transitions can be difficult for a child with SEND and take steps to ensure that any transition is a smooth as possible.