Norcot Early Years Centre is an inclusive setting. We believe that each child and adult brings their own unique contribution to each setting. We aim to nurture and scaffold each individual.
Maintained nursery schools must identify a member of staff (with Qualified Teacher Status) to act as Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCO) who holds appropriate national award (NASENCO). Karen Hewitt is the appointed SENDCO who works across the centre. The SENDCO is the first point of contact for staff and parents who may have concerns about a child’s special educational needs.
The Children and Families Act (2014) states that;
‘A child or young person has special educational needs if he or she has a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her’ (Part 3, Section 20 (1)).
We recognise that all staff within Norcot Early Years Centre have responsibility for maximising achievement and opportunity of all learners including those in vulnerable groups. All classroom staff have responsibility to teach children with special educational needs and vulnerable learners and this is overseen by the SENDCO. We believe in engaging positive and sensitive attitudes towards all children at all times.
At Norcot Early Years Centre we make a careful assessment of the needs of each child in constructive conversation with the local authority, outside agencies and parents.