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Manor Church of England

Infant School

Love, Trust and Truth

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Supporting your child at home

Supporting your child at home

Our aim is to develop a partnership with parents and involve them actively in their children’s learning. We believe that it is vital for parents to work in conjunction with us to encourage and support learning and development. Short activities provide a very important opportunity for children to talk about and show you what they have learnt. Working with an adult also enables them to practice key skills and discuss any problems they have encountered.

Mathematical games and word recognition work are sent home regularly. We are very proud of the high standards of reading within our school and encourage all children to take home a book regularly to read and share with parents. We recommend that you spend a little time each day supporting your child with their work. This should be completed at a time when your child is relaxed and ready to learn. Remember that children learn best when the activity is enjoyable – no one works as well under pressure!


Special Educational Needs – SEN

At Manor Church of England Infant School we believe that all children are of equal value and have the same right to take part and be included in the varied activities and opportunities available to them. We aim to meet the individual needs of all of our children and provide opportunities for them to reach their maximum potential. The school aims to identify pupils with special educational needs as early as possible in order to ensure appropriate support is provided, to enable them to access the full curriculum.

Some children require modified programmes of study to enable them to achieve. These children will be set targets on an individual education plan (IEP) or individual behaviour plan (IBP) and their progress will be closely monitored. The individual plans are always shared with parents.

The school will request advice from external agencies where needed to support pupil’s progress. These experts may include the Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Advisory teachers, Bi-lingual Support Services, Educational Welfare Officer, Physiotherapists and members of the Health Authority.

The school site is level and the building can ensure wheelchair access. However, at present, we have no disabled toileting facilities. We would always take County advice should our facilities need modification to suit the needs of children with specific disabilities.