SEN and Disabilities

We promote high achievement for all and encourage all children to achieve their full potential. We are an inclusive school and promote equality for all. We are proud of the relationships we develop  with each individual child that enable us to identify any needs as soon as they arise, and to address them. We offer extra support for children with special educational needs and enrichment and challenge for those children who are gifted and talented.

Different levels of support can be provided depending on the needs of the child. Most children will normally be catered for through the usual differentiation of the class work provided by the teacher. However, some children may have a more specific difficulty that would need to be addressed through a specific intervention programme carried out for a specific purpose for a short period of time.

If the learning difficulty is more general, then the class teacher will plan a programme of extra work for the child that may involve extra adult support. This will be discussed with parents and reviewed regularly through an Individual Education Plan. If we feel unable to provide adequately for the specific needs of the child, then we may involve other agencies for specific support eg speech therapy, educational psychology, behaviour support.

If parents have any concerns, questions or information about their child, then it is vital this information is shared with school staff. We aim to work in close partnership with parents to ensure we meet the needs of all children.

SENCO - Miss K Lyons, Head of School

Equality

We are committed to equality for all children.

Equality Policy & Objectives Acorn Multi Academy Trust Uplyme

Local Offer

Under the new Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (2014) schools and settings are required to produce a SEN information report known as a Local Offer. This needs to be published on the school’s website, kept up-to-date with changes and revised at least annually.

This Local Offer clearly explains what provision the school makes for a child who’s educational or physical needs are additional to and different from their peers.Local Offers for each school are available by clicking the links below. Any comments you wish to make on the draft Local Offer should be made in writing and handed in at the school office before Friday 24th October.

Further information is available from Devon County Council Special Needs information website at  https://new.devon.gov.uk/send

Announcement

Notice to Parents

The Trust Board of Acorn Multi Academy Trust has agreed to submit a request for a variation to be made to the Admissions arrangements for Mrs Ethelston's CE Primary Academy for 2021-22, in respect of the over-subscription criteria relating to church attendance.

The variation requested is that " In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship". 

If you need to contact the school please use the main email address, the phone will not always be monitored. uplymeoffice@acornacademy.org

MRS ETHELSTON'S SPEED BOUNCE COMPETITION

24 Mar 2021

⭐️On Tuesday 23rd March 2021, the children at Mrs Ethelston's PrimaryAcademy participated in an inter house speed bounce competition.⭐️All children did themselves and their house proud and the competi...

Spaceship Landing!

18 Mar 2021

An alien the Robins' have named Bll has arrived in class. We believe he may be linked to the spaceship crash at the outside garden a few ago? The children are delighted by it's appearance. Today they...

Roman Day

29 Jan 2021

Year 3 and 4 had a lovely 'wow' day immersing themselves in their Roman topic.  They had the opportunity to dress up and take part in numerous activities. They enjoyed making roman bread,using l...

Mental Health and Wellbeing

15 Jan 2021

New information has been added to our website under the Mental Health and Wellbeing section (this can be found under Key Information heading).

Bags2School Collection

18 Dec 2020

Thank you for all the donations for Bags2School.  We raised £237!  Thank you to Travis Perkins for assisiting moving all the bags!

Christingles

18 Dec 2020

Thank you to the church for providing all our families with Christingles.

Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day

11 Dec 2020

We took part in Christmas Jumper Day today to support Save the Children.   The children looked wonderful in their Christmas jumpers today and we have raised almost £200 for Save the Childre...

Christmas Film Night

11 Dec 2020

It was wonderful to see so many children at our Christmas Film Night - thank you so much to everyone for supporting this evening. On film night we had the chance to come back after school and watch a...

Year 6 Printing

11 Dec 2020

This week we have enjoyed doing some art. Throughout this term we designed our own art based on the artist 'Hokusai'. We drew our designs on polystyrene before pushing in our design. Then we printed...

Volcano Day

11 Dec 2020

On Volcano day we enjoyed making our volcanoes out of paper mache and a water bottle. This was really fun and we all worked well together. We also got to talk to Nick Finney, an aid worker, it was gr...