Here is our Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) report for 2016 – it includes lots of useful information about how we cater for SEND at Mayfield:  Mayfield SEND Report 2016

All Cambridgeshire Local Authority maintained schools have a similar approach to supporting children who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.  The Local Authority works in partnership with schools to enable them to be as inclusive as possible.  Schools have a graduated approach to SEND ensuring early identification of additional needs and an on-going continuum of support as appropriate.

How are children with Special Education Needs identified and assessed? What should I do if I feel my child has SEND needs?

At Mayfield children are identified as having SEND through a variety of ways:
• Liaison with previous settings
• Tracking information – is the child below age related expectations over time?
• School based assessments carried out by class teacher
• Further school based assessments carried out by Inclusion Leader/SENCo
• Concerns raised by parents
• Concerns raised by staff
• Concerns raised by pupil
• Liaison with external agencies
• A diagnosis from health professionals

Who provides services to children with SEND in our school?

School Provision
• Teaching Assistants (TAs) work with individuals and small groups
• The Inclusion Leader/SENCo may work with individuals or small groups
• The Learning Support Manager may work with individuals or small groups
• ICT support (iPads)
• Volunteers and parent helpers

Local Authority Provision
• Specialist Teaching Team
• Educational Psychology Service
• Sensory support (Hearing Impairment and Visual Impairment Service)
• Cambridgeshire SEND Information, Advice and Support Service
• SALT (Speech and Language Therapy)
• ESLAC (Educational Support for Looked After Children)
• Family Support Worker

Health Provision
• School nurse
• Link to Diabetic Clinic
• Occupational Therapy
• Physiotherapy
• CAMHs (Child and Adolescent Mental Health)
• Community Paediatricians (Based at Ida Darwin)

The Hearing Support Centre

Mayfield hosts a dedicated specialist provision for up to 8 pupils with severe hearing impairments and/ or other associated complex needs.  Pupils are included in mainstream classes as far as possible.  They are supported by specially trained TA’s who may use British Sign Language or who have training in supporting pupils with Hearing Impairment.  Sound loops are available in classrooms.  Pupils return to the centre at specific times for particular in-puts.  The centre is overseen by a Teacher of the Deaf.  Places are agreed through the Local Authority.  Please visit our HSC page for more information: Mayfield Hearing Support Centre Page

How can I let school know I have concerns about my child’s progress or wellbeing?

• In the first instance speak to your child’s class teacher
• If you continue to have concerns speak to the Inclusion Leader/SENCo
• You may also contact the school SEN Governor if you continue to have concerns