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For Parents and Carers


SEND Provision:

SEND provision at Friarage School follows a personal approach, which focuses on individual goals and supports all children in accessing a broad and balanced curriculum.

Our Information Report details how we identify, support and monitor the education of children with SEND.

SEND Information Report V4 2023

Our SEND and Inclusion policy is also available below. If you require any of these as hard copies, or in larger prints, please request this at the school office.

Friarage CP School SEND Policy May 2023

The school has an accessibility plan, with the aim of supporting all children access learning within our school.

Accessibility Action Plan

Best Possible Outcomes for SEND Learners 
At Friarage CP School, we are ambitious for all our pupils to achieve the best possible educational and other outcomes, preparing them effectively for adulthood. We define best possible outcomes here:

SEND Outcomes

What does provision look like for SEND learners at Friarage School? 
Our 'Whole School Provision Map' provides a 'at a glance' snapshot of the provision and strategies used to support pupils across the school. It details the 'adaptive teaching strategies' used universally. It also details the additional and different approaches which may be deployed based on individual needs. 
How do we identify SEND? 

We follow the SEND Code of Practice (Jan 2015) guidance to determine whether a child may have SEND.

'A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. 

A child of compulsory school age or a young person 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 facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.'
Staff also use the 'Friarage SEND Indicators' to help identify pupils with SEND. 
You will also find the flow chart of how we identify SEND here. 

Who can I contact?

Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator is Miss L Tymon. Please contact her if your child has a Special Educational Need or Disability.

Our Inclusion Manager is Mr A Vipond. Please contact him if your child is facing a challenge at home or school that you think we can help with. Our Pastoral Lead is Miss Williams. She may also be a point of contact with school if they are working with your child.

Please ask to speak to one of them if your child is facing challenges. Contact the school office to arrange this on 01723 374244.

Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)
Pupils at Friarage CP School are supported through universal, targeted and specialist support. You can access the 'Tiers of Support' below. 
Children's SLCN can be identified in a number of ways. For example, through trained professionals, through parent concerns and through staff concerns. We follow our 'How do we identify whether a child has a SLCN need requiring Speech and Language Therapy?' flow chart to ensure children are identified early. 
At Friarage CP School, we can refer your child for Speech and Language Therapy through the NHS and through our private service, Seaside SaLT. This is funded by the school. 
Advice for Supporting your Child's Mental Health 
Please speak to your child's class teacher, the safeguarding team (Mr Vipond, Mrs Cappleman, Mrs Langley or Mrs Carver) or the SENDCo (Miss Tymon). We have tools to help identify your child's needs and we can help you refer your child to services for additional support. For example, Sandcastles Play Therapy, Community Counselling, Compass Phoenix, the Locality Hubs and CAMHS. 
Parents can also refer their child directly to many of the services above.
In a mental health emergency, you can contact CAMHS crisis 24 hours a day, seven days a week on freephone 0800 0516 171. 
This May Help
You can also find help for parents/carers on the This May Help website:
This May Help has been created to support parents and carers with concerns about their child’s mental health.

Where else can I get support?

As a part of the Children and Families Act 2014 all local authorities have to publish a ‘local offer’ for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and their families.

North Yorkshire’s offer can be found here:

If you require any additional advice, information or support, which is independent from the school, SENDIASS (SEND Information, Advice and Support Service) can provide free and impartial support.

SENDIASS (SEND Information, Advice and Support Service) – 

Information on helplines and organisations that can also provide support to children and parents/carers can also be found here:

Useful acronyms you may come across with SEND Documents:

ADD Attention Deficit Disorder MLD Moderate Learning Difficulty
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ODD Oppositional Defiant Disorder
AS Asperger Syndrome OT Occupational Therapist
ASD Autistic Spectrum Disorder PDA Pathological Demand Avoidance
AT Assistant Teacher PEP Personal Education Plan (for Looked After Children)
CAMHS Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services MARAG Multi agency referral action group
CI Communication and Interaction MPAT Multi Professional Assessment Team
CIN Child in Need PMLD Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
CL Cognition and Learning RAD Reactive Attachment Disorder
CoP Code of Practice 2015 RSA Request for Statutory Assessment
CP Child Protection SALT Speech and Language Therapy
CYP Children and Young People SEMH Social, Emotional and Mental Health
EAL English as an Additional Language SEND Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
EHCP Education Health Care Plan SENDCo Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-coordinator
EP Educational Psychologist SLCN Speech, Language and Communication Need
EMS Enhanced Mainstream School SLD Severe Learning Difficulty
EYFS Early Years Foundation Stage SLT Senior Leadership Team
GLD Global Learning Delay SM Selective Mutism
HI Hearing Impaired SpLD Specific Learning Difficulty
HLTA Higher Level Teaching Assistant SPDs Sensory Processing Disorders
IPM Individual Provision Map TA Teaching Assistant
LAC Looked After Children VI Visually Impaired
LO Local Offer    


Further information:

Coast and Vale Learning Trust

About Coast and Vale Learning Trust

The Coast and Vale Learning Trust in Scarborough aims to improve education in the locality through establishing coherent and collaborative practice across schools and other educational institutions in the area.

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