We are a welcoming, friendly school with an inclusive mindset. Our aim is to support children to reach their full potential and to enjoy a happy and stimulating educational experience. We are very proud to be a school that offers a calm and nurturing environment where children with additional needs can feel safe and secure.
Please find our annual report, plus our SEN Policy below:
Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator is Miss Linzi Lawrence. She has extensive experience of supporting children with SEN, having spent 18 years as a group leader for the Aiming High respite service (part of the Disabled Children's Team in Swindon). She has also taught at Eldene School for 13 years and is an active member of the SENCO Champions group in Swindon. Feel free to contact her through the school office if you wish to discuss whether Eldene School could be the right place for your child.
Our school has held the Dyslexia-Friendly Quality Mark for seven years. Currently, all our classrooms have a Teaching Assistant during morning lessons, and we also support children with interventions during afternoons. We have two Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs) and our school benefits from the services of an Emotional Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) through Barnardos for one day a week. We run several social skills and nurture groups every week, and our staff have received training in Attachment Disorder and Autism. We also have a Teaching Assistant who specialises in supporting children with speech and language difficulties. More detailed information can be found in our SEN Report 19-20.
Special Resourced Provision (SRP)
Our school has an SRP for KS2 children with an EHCP for complex needs. Further details on admission criteria can be found in our SEN Report, or by contacting the SRP Manager, Miss Fran King. Please note that parents cannot apply for an SRP place through mainstream school admissions.
The Swindon Local Offer
Local Authorities and schools are required to publish information about services that are available for children and young people with special educational needs aged 0-25. This is referred to as the ‘Local Offer’. Swindon has published its local offer. It is available from the Swindon SEND Local Offer website localoffer.swindon.gov.uk
This is Eldene School’s part of Swindon’s Local Offer swindon.mylifeportal