Special education needs provision, is outlined by a code of practice. The Code of Practice September 2014, sets out the legislation and regulations concerning children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
SEND – The School’s Offer (SEN Information Report 2016)
The SEND Code of Practice: 0-25 years (2014) states that a child or young person has a special educational need or disability if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.
A child of compulsory school age/young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:
According to the Code of Practice 2014, special educational needs and provision can be considered as falling under four broad areas:
If you have concerns about your child’s progress, you should speak to your child’s form tutor or subject teacher in the first instance.
If you continue to be concerned that your child is not making progress, you may contact the relevant Head of Department
For general academic concerns please contact the relevant member of staff
For pastoral concerns, please contact the Pastoral Managers
If you think that your child has a SEND, please contact, Mrs L Tredler, SENCo
Subject teacher input, through targeted classroom teaching (Quality First Teaching).
Additional provision will be given where a pupil’s needs are ‘additional to or different from their peers’
The duration of an intervention, will vary according to need but will be monitored regularly. Interventions will be reviewed by the school to establish the effectiveness and impact of the provision and to inform future planning.
Intervention programmes may include:
A pupil may be identified by the school as needing some extra specialist support from a professional outside the school. This may be from organisations that include:
We recognize that transitions can be difficult for any child, and we take steps to ensure that any transition is as smooth as possible.
If your child is joining us from another school: