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Sunnyside Academy Admission Policy and Criteria for Deaf / Hearing Impaired pupils

 At Sunnyside Academy we work in partnership with parents to provide an education of the highest quality, which celebrates everyone’s success in a happy, caring environment where all our differences are valued. Links between home and school are essential and promoted whenever possible. Our mission statement states that ‘All children have the right to achieve their full potential’.

The Admission Policy and Criteria for children who are Deaf / Hearing Impaired who attend Sunnyside Academy are outlined below:

 1. Admissions

Admissions of Deaf/Hearing Impaired pupils in the 3 to 11 age range from the 4 ‘Partner’ LA’s (Middlesbrough, Stockton, Redcar and Cleveland and Hartlepool) are accepted. All admissions are considered by the Sunnyside Admissions Panel which is held termly. There may be new arrivals to the area who are referred through the peri service for immediate start – Middlesbrough LA will be informed and involved in the discussions whether or not a place can be offered.  Referrals for admission for Deaf/Hearing Impaired pupils who reside in ‘non-partner’ Boroughs are also welcome and will be considered at the same meeting.

2. Admission Criteria

The Deaf / Hearing Impaired Resource Unit admits those pupils:

  • Who should be resident in one of the LAs which form the Joint Arrangement. Children who live in neighbouring LAs may be accepted after due consideration of their individual circumstances and providing they meet other admissions criteria.
  • The child should have either a permanent hearing loss which has a significant ongoing effect on their speech, language, communication, social/emotional development and access to the curriculum or a speech and language disorder which results in the need for augmentative and alternative communication.
  • The child should be of an appropriate age for the school and cognitively and linguistically able to access a mainstream curriculum. i.e. developmental delay is within 2 years of the child’s chronological age. Hearing impairment should be their main area of SEN.
  • The child should require either regular or frequent input from a qualified Teacher of the Deaf and other staff experienced in working with deaf pupils as identified on the NatSIP Eligibility Criteria for Scoring Support Levels or access to regular and frequent input from a qualified Speech and Language Therapist and an environment providing augmentative and alternative communication. (Speech and language provision would be as deemed necessary by the Health Authority).
  • Consideration is given to the number of base pupils in any one year group in order that numbers should be “compatible with the interests of other children within the school.” (Code of Practice 4.41).  Also it should be noted that Batod and NDCS recommend a ratio of no more than 7 children with a hearing impairment and no other additional needs to one Teacher of the Deaf in a class.  As we always aim to follow best practice Sunnyside will adhere to the ratio recommended.

The Admissions Panel for Sunnyside Primary will receive as necessary:

  • Reports from the HI peripatetic service are essential.
  • Reports from an Educational Psychologist who has worked with the child are desirable.
  • Any reports from other professionals involved e.g. Cleveland Unit, Audiology Service, Portage.
  • The HI Peripatetic Teachers of the Deaf are invited to attend the Panel meetings and may attend at the discretion of their Line Manager.
  • Waiting lists for admission are maintained by Middlesbrough LA SEN/Pupil Support Team.

3. Parents

Links between home and school are considered essential for the continued progress of the children in all areas of the curriculum and in particular in speech and language development. Parents and carers are encouraged, at all times, to work in partnership with the school.

4. Success Criteria

We want every Deaf / Hearing Impaired pupil to feel happy and settled at Sunnyside Academy. They will be accepted as equals by their hearing peers. They will be accessing the mainstream curriculum to the maximum possible and achieving to their full potential.

5. Useful contacts

Middlesbrough Council Homepage
www.middlesbrough.gov.uk

Sunnyside Academy
www.sunnysideprimary.org.uk

National Deaf Children’s Society
www.ndcs.org.uk

British Deaf Association
www.bda.org.uk

The National Sensory Impairment Partnership
www.natsip.org.uk

6. Monitoring and Revising the Policy

The policy will be monitored yearly by:

Mrs Parker – Head Teacher, Sunnyside Academy.

Sunnyside Academy Governing Body

4 ‘Partner’ Local Authorities (Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton and Hartlepool)

Adopted June 13.

Next Review: September 2015

Admission Policy Criteria for Blind/Visually impaired pupils

At Sunnyside Academy we work in partnership with parents to provide an education of the highest quality, which celebrates everyone’s success in a happy, caring environment where all our differences are valued.

The Admission Policy and Criteria for children who are Blind/ Visually Impaired who attend Sunnyside Academy are outlined below:

1. Admissions

Admissions of pupils who are blind or visually impaired in the 3 to 11 age range from the 4 ‘Partner’ LA’s (Middlesbrough, Stockton, Redcar and Cleveland and Hartlepool) are accepted. All admissions are considered by the Sunnyside Admissions Panel which is held termly. There may be new arrivals to the area that are referred through the peri service for immediate start – Middlesbrough LA will be informed and involved in the discussions whether or not a place can be offered.

2. Admission Criteria

The Blind/ Visually Impaired Resource Unit admits those pupils:

  • Who should be resident in one of the LAs which form the Joint Arrangement. Children who live in neighbouring LAs may be accepted after due consideration of their individual circumstances and providing they meet other admissions criteria.
  • Who score appropriately on the NATSIP Eligibility Criteria or who will require a curriculum modified and have the recommendation of a Qualified Teacher of the Visually Impaired.
  • Who are cognitively within a range of 2 years of their chronological age.
  • Consideration is given to the number of base pupils in any one year group in order that numbers should be "compatible with the interests of other children within the school." (Code of Practice 4.41)

The Admissions Panel for Sunnyside Primary will receive as necessary:

  • Reports from the CSVI peripatetic service as an essential
  • Reports from an Educational Psychologist who has worked with the child are desirable.
  • Any reports from other professionals involved e.g. Cleveland Unit, Othorptic Consultants and any other medical staff involved with the child.
  • The CSVI Peripatetic Teachers may be invited to attend the Panel meetings and may attend at the discretion of their Line Manager.
  • Waiting lists for admission are maintained by Middlesbrough LA SEN/Pupil Support Team.

3. Parents

Links between home and school are considered essential for the continued progress of the children in all areas of the curriculum and in particular in speech and language development. Parents and carers are encouraged, at all times, to work in partnership with the school. Each pupil has a home/school book, which is used by both home and school to pass on information concerning all aspects of the pupil’s welfare and education.

4. Success Criteria

We want every Blind/ Visually Impaired pupil to feel happy and settled at Sunnyside Academy. They will be accepted as equals by their visual peers. They will be accessing the mainstream curriculum to the maximum possible and achieving to their full potential.

5. Useful contacts

Middlesbrough Council Homepage

www.middlesbrough.gov.uk

Sunnyside Academy

www.sunnysideprimary.org.uk

RNIB

www.rnib.org.uk

Action for the Blind

www.actionfortheblind.org.uk

6. Monitoring and Revising the Policy

The policy will be regularly monitored.

Reviewed by:

Mrs Parker – Head Teacher

Sunnyside Academy Governing Body

4 ‘Partner’ Local Authorities (Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton and Hartlepool)

Reviewed: Summer Term 2014

Next Review: Summer Term 2016

 

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