“For you are all the children of God by faith in Jesus Christ”
Our school vision is that we are all the children of God. Therefore, as a school, inclusion is at the heart of everything we do. Our school motto states ‘Striving for Excellence; Caring for the Individual.’ Our aim is that all children will flourish.
- All Hertfordshire Local Authority (LA) maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and are supported by the LA to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.
- The SEN Code of Practice (2015) places a statutory duty on schools ‘to use their best endeavours to ensure that such (special educational) provision is made for those who need it’
Engaging with the school community and coproduction are key parts of reviewing our offer for SEND pupils.
Parent voice (2021/22):
(based on responses to a survey sent out to parents/carers of children with SEND):
- 100% agreed or strongly agreed with the following:
“I feel clear on what my child’s needs are and the support they receive in school”
- 100% of parents/carers:
-Found it useful to receive a copy of their child’s Pupil Support Plan before the meeting
-Found meeting their child’s teacher and SENCo very useful
-Felt involved and able to share their views about their child’s needs
-Felt their child’s pupil support plan was set out clearly and provided useful information
-Found the meetings helpful or very helpful
- 92% found the meeting to be long enough to provide sufficient feedback on their child’s needs and support in place.
Pupil voice (2021/22):
41/45 of children on our SEND register completed our SEND pupil voice questionnaire.
4 of children on our SEND Register were unable to provide answers for the questionnaire, due to their high level of additional need. Children across all year groups (R - 6) were invited to participate.
- 95% feel that school is either ‘good’ or ‘amazing’
- 93% of children feel supported in school
- 98% of children feel safe in school
- 100% of children felt they could get help from a friend or their teacher
- All children enjoyed working with their peers
Highlights from the Hertfordshire County Council commissioned visit (2021):
“The school has worked relentlessly to ensure that the parents of pupils with SEND feel listened to.”
“There is a very rigorous approach to following up referrals.”
“Great deal of comprehensive evidence to show the clear and effective systems which are in place for reviewing the progress pupils with SEND make through the curriculum”
“Parents are actively included in that process.”
Statutory and useful documents:
Please click the documents below to see our policies and commitment to Inclusion:
Support for parents/carers:
Please visit our dedicated DSPL parent/carer support page for information, courses and advice for parents/carers in the Dacorum area. This page is updated regularly and updates are also shared with all parents who have a child on the SEND register via Arbor.
Primary to Secondary:
For children in Year 6, the staff team liaise closely with secondary schools and ensure all children are ready to take to the next step in their education journey. We have recently provided additional support for some children from the 627 transfer programme.
Year to year:
At Leverstock Green, transition is supported in every year group. In the Summer Term, we have moving up morning and transition booklets are made by class teachers for their new class. This years booklets can be found by following the link below:-
Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion:
Below you will see the recent work we have been doing to celebrate inclusion and diversity across the school.
Our sensory space
Contact information :
Mrs S. Norton is the Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion/SENCo.
She is contactable via the school office.
Tel: 01442 406520
Please note: Mrs Norton's teaching time is afternoons.