Buxton Junior School
Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) - Karen Ainscow
Special Educational Needs Governor- Catherine Spriggs
Karen Ainscow SENCO
My name is Karen Ainscow and I am the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) at Buxton Junior School. My role is to oversee the provision of interventions for children with SEND and make referrals to external agencies. In addition I support class teachers and teaching assistants by identifying training needs and providing or sourcing training.
In this section you will find our SEND Policy, which is reviewed annually, and the SEND Information Report, which gives more details about SEND provision at BJS.
If you would like to discuss any questions regarding SEN provision, you can contact me or Mrs Minter by telephoning the school office on 01298 22156. We will call you back as soon as we can and if necessary make an appointment to meet you in school. Our Governor for SEN is Catherine Spriggs. If you wish to contact her, please call the school office, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and your message will be forwarded.
We hold regular 'Parent Voice' meetings for parents/carers of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. These meeting are informal sessions to enable parents/carers to voice their views and opinions. Meetings start at 9.15am and refreshments are served.
Parent Voice Meeting for parents/carers of pupils who have special educational needs were held in February and June 2016.
These are informal sessions to enable parents/carers to tell us what is working well and what could be even better. Refreshments are provided.
If you would like to discuss any questions regarding SEN provision, please contact Mrs Hawkins, the Special Educational Needs Coordinator or Mrs Minter, Headteacher.Thank you.
Coffee Mornings for parents/carers of pupils (SEND) 2016-2017
There will be an opportunity to share information about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in an informal situation. We do hope you can join us.
Tuesday 24th January at 9:15am - Information sharing about supporting pupils with dyslexia and Read, Write,Inc which is an intervention approach used in school.
Tuesday 7th March at 9:15am - Information sharing about supporting pupils who have dyspraxia.
Tuesday 4th April at 9:15am - Information sharing about supporting pupils who have an autistic spectrum disorder.
Friday 19th May at 9:15am - Information sharing about positive parenting and ways to support your child as they grow and develop during their junior years.
Tuesday 27th June at 9:15am - Please let us know what you would like to focus on for the final session of the year. We will ask for your feedback early in the summer term.
Derbyshire's Local Offer for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities//
What is the SEND Local Offer? Derbyshire's Local Offer includes leisure and activity providers,
health and care services, education providers and support groups.
Derbyshire Information, Advice and Support Service for SEND (formerly Parent Partnership Service). This is a free, impartial service which provides support, guidance and information to parents and carers of children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities.