The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCO) and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Department are responsible for co-ordinating learning support. We are dedicated to providing a "whole school" approach to raising achievemnet for all. In line with the schools overall vision, we are committed to ensuring all pupils have the opportunity to achieve the best results possible. To support our students, departments across the school work together to provide a differentiated and inclusive curriculum which adopts the procedures of the SEND Code of Practice 2001.
Students who require additional support have access to the following provisions:
a) Statement of SEN
b) Individual Educational Plans (IEPs)
c) In-class support
d) Differentiated classroom materials
e) Mentoring and Counselling
f) Consultation with specialist external agencies
g) Differentiation of the National Curriculum
h) Communication skills (delivered to identified students)
i) ASDAN (KS4 option which focuses on promoting personal, social, health education and citizenship)
In addition to the above provisions, our school offers a specialised intervention programme which can be tailored to students needs. Interventions are delivered in addition to the National Curriculum and the content is informed by senior members of the Maths and English department. Students are referred for intervention based upon; Cognitive Ability Test (CAT) scores, reading and spelling scores, teacher recommendations and target grades. Our students progress is closely monitored which determines the level of content and time spent in intervention.
Our school is fortunate to have a dedicated and caring team of Learning Support Assistants (LSA's). The LSA's support pupils with a statement of SEN and those identified as requiring additional support. In addition, the department has two experienced Higher Learning Teaching Assistants (HLTA's) who work alongside the Heads of Departments to promote excellent learning opportunities for all, through effective differentiation and targeted intervention.
For further information please contact Miss. L. Rogerson (SENDCo) who can be contacted by email email@example.com