Alfred Sutton Nursery

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Alfred Sutton Primary School's Nursery from September 2017 provides 30 hours' free Nursery education to families that are eligible to the funding. Please contact the bursar for further information 


Alfred Sutton Primary School and Nursery Class has published their Local Offer providing information on Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)


Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Sylvie Sewell
Contact Position
Nursery Admissions Assistant
0118 937 5411 0118 937 5411
Alfred Sutton Primary School
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Where to go

Alfred Sutton Nursery
Alfred Sutton Primary School
148 Wokingham Road
Directions to RG6 1JR


15.50  Per Session
3.50  Per Day
All Day Place for Working Families - Not entitled to the 30 hour funding We will be offering 6 places per academic year from Autumn term onwards. Places will be allocated as per the over-subscription criteria. Places are subject to availability and funded 30 hour places will get priority. Hours attended above the free entitlement will be charged at £15.50 per 3 hour session, payable half termly in advance. Lunch Club We offer a lunch Club to bridge the gap from the morning to the afternoon session for the children staying all day. This is currently charged at £3 per day, increasing to £3.50 from January 2022. The cost for this is to cover the staffing costs only, parents need to provide a healthy nut free lunch for their child each day. Subject to availability, spaces in lunch club may be used to extend the funded morning or afternoon session.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair access
Special Needs provision
Can make special cultural provisions

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
We currently have 10 All Day places and one afternoon place available. These could also be used for 10 Morning and 11 afternoon places.

Funded Places

Has 3 & 4 year old funding
Has 2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Additional 15 hours of *Free* childcare offered
When are the additional 15 hours available? (e.g. Monday to Friday, 8am to 1pm)
Monday - Friday 8.40am - 3.15pm
How many places are available for the additional 15 hours to meet the 30 hours childcare
Intending to provide 30 Hours?
Registered to provide 30 Hours?

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 8.40 3.15
Tuesday 8.40 3.15
Wednesday 8.40 3.15
Thursday 8.40 3.15
Friday 8.40 3.15

School Pickups

Offers school pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted Report:
See the Latest Ofsted Inspection Report

Local Offer

Contact Name
Sarah Tweddle
Contact Telephone
0118 937 5411
Contact Email
Alfred Sutton Primary School Website SEND Policies
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
SEN Provision Type
Local Offer Updated
Download more Local Offer details for SEN Information Report - Local Offer Document 2022-23

Schools Extended Local Offer Response


School Name: Alfred Sutton Primary School Address:

148 Wokingham Road, Reading, RG6 1JR

Telephone: 0118 937 5411 Email: 

Website: Homepage | Alfred Sutton Primary School Ofsted link:

Head teacher: Robert Howell SENCo:

Name: Sarah Tweddle Contact:

Date of latest Accessibility Plan: September 2021 Date completed: September 2023 By whom: Name: Alice de Croos Role: School Business Manager

Government Legislation requires all schools to publish the SEN Information Report / Local Offer (clause 65 of the Children’s Act). This report is coproduced by the Headteacher, Governor’s and parents. It is a lengthy document and its aim is to outline the provision that the school provides for children with SEND. *School to provide a general statement about what the school provides in box below:

General Statement – As a school, we provide the following provision: - Daily sensory circuits - Emotional literacy - Anxiety and anger management interventions - Play Therapy - Sensory room - Handwriting interventions - Daily lunch club - Access to Mental Health School Team - Access to Educational Psychology Services - An allocated Speech and language Therapist - Support from Behaviour Support Team

1: The kinds of special educational needs for which provision is made at the school
1.1: Do you have children with SEND in your school?

Some of the children who attend Alfred Sutton Primary school have additional needs. Children have varying needs within the four categories according to the SEND Code of Practice: - Cognition and learning, eg. Global delay and specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia - Sensory and/or Physical development - Communication and interaction eg. Speech and language difficulties, autism - Social, emotional, mental healt

2: Information related to mainstream schools about the school's policies for the identification and assessment of pupils with SEND
2.1: How do you know if a pupil has SEN?

We continually track the progress of all our children. As professionals, we regularly discuss any concerns we have about a child’s needs. Parents are encouraged and welcomed to speak to their child’s class teacher and the SENCo about any concerns they have. In our setting we have: - Information gathering procedures eg. Foundation stage home visits, transition visits - Clear and effective in school referral procedures to the SENCo to ensure the early identification of additional needs - Referral systems for parents for additional support for the child in school - Rigorous tracking of pupil progress

3: Information about the school's policies for making provision for pupils with SEND whether or not pupils have EHC plans
3.1: Where can I find information about the school SEN Policy?

See the school website in the section, About us, Special Educational Needs and Disability.

Each child on the schools SEN register has a SEN Support plan which has personalised targets on. These are reviewed once a term and are also shared with parents. In our setting, we also have: - Regular meetings with teachers and support staff - Meetings with parents - Parents evenings In our setting, we review the progress made by pupils with SEN through: - Termly data tracking - Termly reviews of the child’s SEN support plan - Regular professional conversations about a child’s progress and next steps - Pupil progress meetings - Measuring the impact of individual and/or group interventions - Parents evenings - Meetings with SENCo/class teacher Differentiation is embedded in our curriculum and practice. We differentiate the curriculum to meet the individual needs of the children. We ensure that targets are shared with SEN pupils and their parents. We are aspirational for each child.

Curriculum maps and long term planning for each year group can be found on the schools website.

In our setting we: - Differentiate the curriculum to meet individual needs - Share targets with SEN pupils and their parents - Have high expectations for all children We have an Accessibility Plan and as such make every effort to make reasonable adjustments; where possible. We have a flexible approach and assess the needs of a pupil on entry to school or when transitioning e.g. we would assess which class has the best lighting for a visually impaired child or ensure that time out spaces are available In our setting, budgets are closely monitored and resources are used to match the needs of the children. In our setting we have: - Learning support assistants who are allocated to support groups of children or children on a 1:1 basis - Interventions that are well resourced eg. Emotional literacy, handwriting interventions, lego therapy - Access to resources in class eg. Practical maths resources, ear defenders Parents are informed if their child will be working in an intervention group. We feel it is important that parents are aware of any additional support their child is receiving in school. Decisions are made about the support a child may need as a result of: - Observations and assessments of a pupil - Information sharing between parents/carers, class teachers and the SENCO - Pupils views - The views of any other professionals involved In our setting, we provide: - A time out club at lunch times - A sports lunch club - Daily sensory circuits To find out more, please speak to the school’s SENCo - Mrs Tweddle or the school’s pastoral support - Mrs Mills

The school has 5 trained ELSA’s to work on emotional literacy with the children. Trained LSA’s in mental health run anxiety management and anger management intervention groups. We also run lego therapy intervention groups. We also work closely with external professional such as play therapists, primary mental health workers and educational psychologists. In our setting we also have a sensory room which enables children to feel safe and calm.

3a: How the school evaluates the effectiveness of its provision for such schools
3b: The school's arrangements for assessing and reviewing the progress of pupils with special educational needs
3c: The school's approach to teaching pupils with SEND
3d: How the school adapts the curriculum and learning environment for pupils with SEND
3e: Additional support for learning that is available to pupils with SEND
3f: Activities that are available for pupils with SEND in addition to those available in accordance with the curriculum
4: In relation to mainstream schools, the name and contact details of the SEN Co-ordinator
4.1: Who should I contact if I want to find out more about how the school supports students with SEND?

Mrs Sarah Tweddle. Please contact the school office, class teacher or Sarah Tweddle to arrange a meeting to discuss any concerns about your child.

5: Information about the expertise and training of staff in relation to children and young people with SEND and how specialist expertise will be secured
5.1: What training have the teachers and other staff who support children and young people with SEND had?

We include special educational needs into our ongoing training throughout the year. In our setting we: - Identify training requirements for staff as part of Performance Management. - Hold dedicated staff meetings for SEN training and development. We invite external professionals such as speech and language therapists an educational psychologists to run these training sessions. - Ensure staff who support SEN pupils receive appropriate training from an external provider or in school. This includes training for: - ASD - Speech and Language - Precision Teaching - Mental health - Medical needs

6: Information about how equipment and facilities to support children with SEND will be secured
6.1: What happens if my child needs specialist equipment or other facilities?

We would assess the needs of the children in each class and provide the appropriate equipment. Such equipment may include: - Additional provision to help with writing eg. Pencil grips, theraputty - Fidget toys - Ear defenders - Sand timers - Writing slope - Visual aid

7: The arrangements for consulting parents of children with SEND about, and involving such parents in, the education of their child
7.1: How will I be involved in discussions about and planning for my child's education?

We consult with families at: - Home visits (for nursery and reception children) - Termly parents evenings Open mornings - Meetings with class teachers and/or the SENCo We will endeavour to support families with their child’s learning needs through: - An ‘open door’ policy on meeting with class teachers and the SENCo - Termly parents evenings - Involving external professionals to offer support and guidance

8: The arrangements for consulting young people with SEN about, and involving them in their education
8.1: How will my child be involved in his/her own learning and decisions made about his/her education?

Each child has created their own One Page Profile with the SENCo to ensure that their views have been expressed about how best to support them.

9: Any arrangements made by the governing body relating to the treatment of complaints from parents of pupils with SEND concerning the provision made at the school
9.1: Who can I contact for further information?

 Chair of governors Mr D. Dymond  SEN Reading  IASS - Reading borough council parent partnership

10: How the governing body involves other bodies including health and social care, LA support services and voluntary organisations, in meeting the needs of pupils with SEND and in supporting the families of such pupils
10.1: Who else provides services in school for children with SEN or disabilities?

We work with many external agencies including:   CAT (Children’s Action Team)  Speech & Language  Occupational Therapy  Educational Psychology  Behaviour Support  ASD Advisory Team  The Sensory Consortium  Play therapist The school’s SENCo would be happy to advise how to access support from external agencies.

11: The contact details of support services for the parents of pupils with SEND including those for arrangements made in accordance with clause 32
11.1: Who should I contact to find out about other support for parents and families of children with SEN or disabilities?

SENCo - Mrs Tweddle  Pastoral support - Mrs Mills  SEN Reading  IASS - Reading borough council parent partnership

12: The school's arrangements for supporting pupils with SEND in transferring between phases of education
12.1: How will you help my child make a successful move into the next class or secondary school or other move or transition?

Induction arrangements include:  Home visits and previsits to school for SEN pupils  Gradual induction process for children who need it  Transition stories to read at home in preparation for starting school/new class  Additional visits to new classroom and teacher during the Summer Term  Transition meetings with receiving Secondary schools and visits to new school

13: Information on where the LA's SEN Information Report / Local Offer is published ORDINARILY AVAILABLE statement - Provision the local authority expects to be made available by schools, early years and post-16 providers)
13.1: Where can I find out about other services that might be available for our family and my child?

Reading Borough Council have produced their own local offer information. This can be found at: http://servicesguide.rea /directory/ amilychannel=3

14: Arrangements for assessing and reviewing children and young people's progress towards outcomes. This should include the opportunities available to work with parents and young people as part of this assessment and review
14.1: What opportunities will we as parents and our child have to review our child's progress towards the agreed outcomes?

In our setting, we ensure that SEN support plans are reviewed termly. Children with an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP) will have termly reviews for the SEN support plans and in addition, will have an annual review.

15: Who can I contact for further information?

In the first instance, parents/carers are encouraged to talk to their child’s class teacher. Further information and support can be obtained from the school’s SENCo, Sarah Tweddle.

16: What is the complaints procedure?

In the event of a complaint, the school would follow the Reading Borough Council Guidelines from the document ‘Dealing with concerns and complaints’ May 2008. Further advice for parents making a complaint can be obtained from The Advisory Centre for Education. Tel: 0207 704 3370

17: Our external partners are

Educational Psychologist TBC Speech & Language Therapist Linda Maule Play Therapist Yasmeen Floodgate Social Care Brighter Futures for Children

18: Is there any additional provision you have developed during the year?

Sensory room Sensory circuits provision Anxiety and anger management interventions

19: Link to the schools websites SEND information or policy page.
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