Our SEN & EAL provision

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Here at The Prepatoria, we strongly believe that a disability or special educational need should not get in the way of a child enjoying a fulfilling life. 

All children should be able to take part in activities and feel included in our setting and receive support if needed. Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are not defined by their disability. They are entitled to receive every opportunity and encouragement to achieve their potential.

We take a proactive approach to Special Educational Needs by having clear systems in place for identifying the need for special provision, putting support in place and monitoring progress, all the while keeping the child and the family at the heart of the process.

The SENCO Joanne Lee is responsible for SEN provision in the setting and is there to support families through what can sometimes be a difficult process. The SENCO is responsible for liaising with outside agencies and staff in the setting to ensure children have access to the provision or service they require.

English as an Additional Language (EAL) 

At The Prepatoria, we are thrilled that we can celebrate a wide range of languages and cultures. Children attending the setting with English as an Additional Language (EAL) are supported from the very beginning of their journey with us.

This starts through discussion with the family to get an understanding of their starting points, strengths and experience with English Language through to the day-to-day strategies we use to allow children to learn to communicate effectively with adults and peers, and to ensure they are progressing well within all areas of learning.

In addition, families are invited to tell us more about their culture, traditions and language to enable us to support the child in the best way, as well as helping other children learn and explore new cultures. 

Cultural Capital

Giving each child the best possible start to their education journey.

We know how it important it is that children are prepared for the next stage in life, whether that be Toddlers, Preschool, Foundation Unit or School. This is known as Cultural Capital.

Cultural Capital is about the essential knowledge that children need to prepare them for their future success regardless of their individual starting point or circumstances.

At The Prepatoria, we build good relationships with families from the very start, to enable us to understand each child’s journey and give each child the best possible start to their early education.

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