Inclusion, Pupil Support and SEND
at Portfields Primary School
Pupil Support Team
Inclusion Lead (SENCO) and Designated Teacher for Looked After children: Kelly Rae
Please contact at Kelly.Rae@portfields.org or 01908 616060
HLTA with responsibility for Wellbeing: Lorna Varney
At Portfields Primary School we are fully committed to providing an inclusive and nurturing environment, where all pupils, including those with SEND and in other vulnerable groups are able to access a broad, balanced, relevant and challenging curriculum. This is achieved through Quality First teaching in the classroom, by our teaching and support staff.
We strive to remove barriers to learning through the graduated approach and tailor our styles of learning and support to meet the specific needs of the child. This will be initiated by the class teacher, and supported by the trained Inclusion Lead. We will endeavour to work in close partnership with parents at every juncture and strive towards achieving an exceptional team around the child.
Please read our SEN report below:
Information regarding Milton Keynes local offer can be found here
If Parents feel a decision regarding SEN is wrong they can complain using the school's complaints policy.
It is also possible to appeal any decision regarding SEN made by the Local Authority (see below):
Appeal to the Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) Tribunal
You can appeal to the SEND Tribunal about decisions that the Local Authority has made about your child, and disability discrimination by schools and local authorities. The kind of decisions you can appeal against include refusal to carry out a statutory assessment, refusal to make a statement and parts 2, 3 and/or 4 of a statement.
In regards to schools, you can make a claim of disability discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 if your child is disabled within the meaning of that Act - not all children with SEN are disabled - and you feel they have been discriminated against.
You can find more about appealing to the SEND Tribunal at: SEN Tribunal