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Southsea Inclusion Centre – Communication and Interaction

About our  Inclusion Centre 
The Inclusion Centre for children with communication and interaction difficulties, including a significant language disorder is an integral part of Southsea Infant School.  It caters for up to 8 pupils between the ages of 4 and 7 whose primary need is in the area of communication and interaction.
Details of the school’s SEN Information Report can be found  by clicking  here
Who is able to attend our Inclusion Centre?
Children placed within the Inclusion Centre will:
•    Have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health and Care Plan.  In exceptional circumstances a child may be placed at the school whilst a statutory assessment is being completed.
•    Be in the age range 4 – 7 years, National Curriculum years R to 2.
•    Have a language disorder as their primary special educational need.  Their language difficulty should not be caused by their environment, a hearing loss or an emotional/behavioural problem.
•    Have a language disorder affecting expression and/or comprehension of language.  This may include children with semantic/pragmatic disorders and some children with severe phonological difficulties.
•    Have general non-verbal abilities within the broad average range or higher.
•    Have a severity of language disorder which means that access to the National Curriculum is difficult without significant specialist support.
•    Demonstrate the potential to be included in the mainstream classroom for at least part of the week and access the National Curriculum with modification and/or differentiation as appropriate.
In addition children placed within the resourced provision may:
•    Show associated difficulties in learning, social functioning, emotional development, self-confidence, self-esteem, motivation and behaviour.
How do we make sure we provide a quality education for SEND children?

National standards as monitored through Ofsted Inspections which are available on our website.

Local Authority monitoring of pupil progress.

How to get a place at the school
Through the Inclusion Support Panel.
Who to contact if you are unhappy with the school or to make a complaint
Initially in writing to the Headteacher of the school.  Further details on the complaints procedure can be obtained from the school.
Who to contact for further information
Southsea Infant School,
Collingwood Road,
Portsmouth,
PO5 2SR.
Tel :  023 9282 8176
0-5, 6-16,
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