Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator is: Mr L Hancock
Governor responsible for Special Educational Needs: Mrs K Elston
Milford Junior School welcomes children of all abilities and from all backgrounds. The School aims to provide pupils with a secure and stimulating environment in which they can develop their full potential and learn to respect themselves, others and their immediate and wider environment. Children are entitled to the widest possible educational experience, and it is our policy to provide pupils, who have special educational needs of whatever kind, with support tailored to their individual needs, so that the pupil is able to have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, including the National Curriculum.
The teachers design their learning activities in ways that are suitable for the whole range of our pupils. However, from time to time, some children will experience difficulties in school. These may be minor and temporary, or occasionally more severe and long lasting. In order to meet the needs of all pupils, therefore, the School operates the Graduated Response as recommended by the Code of Practice (2014). This Procedure offers a positive approach to early co-operation between school and parents in identifying and meeting any potential learning difficulty. Milford favours early intervention to ensure children are supported in Mathematics and Literacy in particular, and a range of support groups exist in this school for ensuring children make good progress.
The School is committed to creating an atmosphere in which individual differences are valued, and we aim to help pupils develop confidence, self-esteem and a positive attitude to their own learning. We welcome close links with parents, and recognise their importance as partners in the education of their children.
Accessibility Plan (October 2022):
Currently, Milford Junior School students are learning across three sites. Years 3 and 4 are based at Kingfisher Primary School, Year 5 are based at Huish Primary School and Year 6 are at Buckler's Mead Academy. Access arrangements for all children have been considered at these sites and, where needed, reasonable adjustments have been made.
At the start of the spring term 2023, we will be back on one site at Milford Junior School. Accessibility arrangements will (and have been throughout the planning process) be carefully considered before moving on site.
The Accessibility plan will be reviewed in the Spring Term.