Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities
The needs of all children are assessed on entry into school and appropriate programmes of work are devised by the teaching staff. Where the progress of any child is causing concern, the school's Special Needs Co-ordinator (Ms Nicola Maunder) will advise. Where necessary, the advice of external practitioners such as medical staff, language specialists or Educational Psychologists is obtained.
At The Royal Kent School, children's individual needs are supported in a variety of ways to enable each child to fulfill their potential socially, emotionally, academically, physically and spiritually. Being a relatively small village school means that staff can get to know children very well. Teachers and support staff are not only present in class and for extra-curricular activities, but also supervise in the playground. Every class has Learning Support Assistants who work with individuals and groups to further support children's learning.
The progress of all pupils is carefully monitored to ensure development. The school works closely within the framework of the Special Needs Code of Practice. The school's policy on Special Needs and an explanation of the Code is available to interested parents below.
Nicola Maunder can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org