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16/07/24

☀️ Thank you to everyone who supported our Summer Fete on Friday! We were treated to range of stalls, a performance from our Dance Fusion pupils and some delicious ice cream! 🍦 pic.twitter.com/kz0KLryjhy

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15/07/24

🎸 We were treated to a wonderful musical performance last week from our Rocksteady pupils! 🥁 pic.twitter.com/xBruUqEj3j

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28/06/24

🏏 We had a fantastic day hosting our annual Sports Day! The children showed incredible sportsmanship and enjoyed testing out their skills on a variety of activities!Thank you to all the families who came to support and who joined us for a picnic afterwards! 🧺 pic.twitter.com/WAFy9Znozc

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21/06/24

📰 Our EYFS and KS1 pupils enjoyed a visit by a journalist!Some pupils also took part in a workshop where they interviewed staff, wrote an article and created a front page about an upcoming community project. What a fantastic end to Careers Week at Cooks Spinney! pic.twitter.com/rusuGA8xsB

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21/06/24

👮🏽‍♂️ Thank you to the fantastic police officers from who came in this week to talk about their careers. Our pupils were truly inspired!👮 pic.twitter.com/6o2072qUKm

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19/06/24

✏️ To continue our Careers Week celebrations, we had a host of wonderful visitors deliver Q&A sessions to our pupils. 🍕From a mobile pizza company owner and train driver to a nursery practitioner and freelance artist. Our pupils learnt so much! 🚂 🎨 pic.twitter.com/htvVTpmqly

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17/06/24

💇‍♀️ 👨🏾‍🍳To kick-start Cooks Spinney’s Careers Week, we asked some of our pupils what they would like to be when they grow up… We are very much looking forward to welcoming our visitors this week: police officers, journalists, artists & many more 👮🏽‍♂️👩🏻‍🍳 pic.twitter.com/WuwwCBYORt

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14/06/24

🍦 Well done to the children who got chosen for ice lolly Friday today! Keep up the hard work! 💚 pic.twitter.com/H6cNswYZP0

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10/06/24

🍦 Well done to the fantastic children chosen for Ice Lolly Friday! Keep up the great work! ☀️ pic.twitter.com/EsRivH0bvP

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06/06/24

🧗‍♀️ Our 6 pupils are having a fantastic time on their residential trip at Carroty Wood! So far, they’ve been rock climbing, pedal karting and mountain biking!🚵 pic.twitter.com/Q01fkkvvOf

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06/06/24

🔥 Our Year 1 pupils had a fantastic time recreating the Great Fire of London this week! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/a5gLXvw8Jq

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24/05/24

🎶 Our EYFS and KS1 pupils enjoyed singing their favourite song in singing assembly this week! 🎶 pic.twitter.com/Tp49sqzScD

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23/05/24

🎭 🎨 Earlier this week, we had an exciting curriculum day that focused on celebrating the arts! Pupils enjoyed participating in a range of activities from dancing to Footloose to singing along to the Beatles! 🎶 pic.twitter.com/kcvJP5WEHx

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17/05/24

🐑 🐐 To end ‘Our Furry Friends’ topic, Nursery pupils had a fantastic visit from Ark Farm!🌾 Tam and Arron from the farm taught as all about the animals, what they give us, the food they eat and how we look after them. pic.twitter.com/WQbZZr6GtW

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17/05/24

🥳 Well done to our fantastic Year 6 pupils for all their hard work during SATS week! We are all so proud of you!Thank you to our wonderful catering team who prepared a delicious breakfast each morning for our pupils💚 pic.twitter.com/JdNjGF6emp

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16/05/24

✈️ Today, Year 2 had amazing time seeing all of the different types of planes at Duxford. We learnt about how the planes have been used throughout history. They even got a chance to take a look inside a Concord. ✈️ pic.twitter.com/gd8GBoHJ13

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10/05/24

☀️ What’s better than hot chocolate Friday? The sun shining and ice lolly Friday instead! 🍦 Congratulations to our wonderful winners in Years 1-6💚 pic.twitter.com/ikupS2vSmf

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10/05/24

☀️ ⚽️ Our pupils had a fantastic time representing the school at the Fun Festival event this morning! They participated in a range of activities from basketball and hockey to Boccia and football. 🏑 🏀 pic.twitter.com/jrbM2YiRhR

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09/05/24

🪄 Our Year 5 pupils had a fantastic time visiting the Harry Potter Studios yesterday! After reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in their English lessons, they thoroughly enjoyed seeing it all come to life! ✨ pic.twitter.com/CCeuwLffwE

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08/05/24

We had some exciting visitors join us for assembly!🦉 All pupils had the opportunity to take a photo with one of the friendly owls too!🦉 pic.twitter.com/lkNrFl2zHq

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Special Educational Needs and disabilities

Cooks Spinney Primary School and Nursery, as part of Burnt Mill Academy Trust, is committed to providing an appropriate and high quality education to all the children living in our local area. We believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs and/or disabilities have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them, and to be fully included in all aspects of school life.

In summary, our approach to supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities can be divided into four strands and our full Special Educational Needs Policy is available to view or download HERE. If you have any questions regarding special educational needs at Cooks Spinney, please contact Mr. Girvan (SENDCo) on 01279 437590. 

High-Quality Teaching

•Consistently good, inclusive teaching, regularly monitored by the Senior Leadership Team covering a range of subjects.

•Specialist teachers teaching subjects such as P.E, languages and Art. Regular pupil progress meetings to monitor progress of all pupils.

•Rigorous feedback policy providing clear next steps and opportunities for pupil response.

•Interventions from the teacher/co-educators to quickly address any misconceptions, Class strategies including visual timetables, EAL (English as an additional language) strategies, SENCo advice, SEN awareness training.

•Oracy and collaborative learning approaches to promote self-esteem, communication, growth mindset and social awareness.

Monitoring and Referral

If a child is identified as needing extra support in class, class teachers will monitor them. Teachers will try a range of strategies in class to meet arising needs and use the provisional guidance to seek strategies of support.

Teachers may also meet with parents and carers to discuss their child's needs if they feel needs could be supported at home.

Intervention groups may be approriate depending on need.

Class Teachers may make a referral to the SEN team if they feel further support is needed via a One Plan.

One Plans

A One Plan is a person-centred approach with individual outcomes and provision mapping. All One Plans are overseen by the SEND Team with termly meetings held between the child, parents, class teacher, co-educators and SEND Team.

Targeted interventions can be offered including Phonics, Plus One Maths, fine and gross motor skills, social skills, life skills, and speech and language support.

Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP)

Some children with 'high needs' may require an Education Health Care Plan statutory assessment providing a detailed assessment of the childs needs, setting outcomes with input from an Educational Psychologist and other external agencies. These are reviewed annually.

EHCPs are reviewed and granted by the Local Authority (Essex County Council).

If an EHCP is granted by the Local Authority, there may be additional funding released to support the child and an annual review of the plan becomes statutory. Annual EHCP reviews should involve all persons working with the child including the SENDCO, Local Authority staff and the child's family. 

Specialist training and support for the SENDCo and other focus adults is often provided alongside EHCPs. 

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