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Admissions Arrangements

Fortuna’s Admissions Policy

Initial Referral Referral documents concerning a prospective pupil are received and read by the Head and members of the Senior Management Team. The school has 15 working days in which to raise any initial queries with Additional Needs. Once the school has informed Additional Needs that there is a place for the child at Fortuna School the school’s Office Administrator will contact parents/carers to arrange for themselves and the child to come to school for a preliminary visit and interview. Interview A member of the Senior Management Team will undertake the interview. The parent/carer will be invited to bring a friend or social worker as support if needed. The interview will include:  The Admissions form will be completed as far as possible.  The important role of the parent/care will be emphasised and every effort will be made to ensure their full support for the placement.  The contract between the school and the parent/carer will be discussed and signed.  Transport arrangements, term times, school meals and after school activities will be finalised.  The behaviour management policy will be described including the procedures regarding child protection.  The procedure for positive physical intervention will be discussed in relation to the individual child. The parents will be asked to sign the necessary agreement.  Where possible, taking transport into consideration, an integration programme will be drawn up, responding to the particular requirements of the child. This will be a timetable for the first two-week introductory period where the child’s attendance may be gradually increased. The time is flexible and depends on the child, the children in the receiving class and the thoughts of the class teacher.  Details of emergency arrangements and medical needs will be sort out and the parent/carer will sign general consent forms for school trips and activities.  Any particular concerns around the use of the extended day will be identified and appropriate arrangements put into place. During the interview parents/carers or social workers will be asked to sign the following consent forms in agreement with schools policies and procedures:  Permission to administer medicine (where appropriate)  Permission for local Educational Visits  Home/School Agreement  Child Protection Statement  Consent form for After School Clubs  Consent for emergency medical treatment  Permission for the use of photographs and videos to be used on the school website, publications and training materials  Physical Intervention Policy and permission

Admissions Arrangements

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