SEND policy review
Our school is currently undertaking a review of this policy to meet the new requirements for SEND in line with the new SEND Code of Practice effective from 1 September 2014. To provide an improved, compliant policy we are committed to co-producing our policy with families, children and young people. The consultation period for reviewing our existing policy began on 29/09/14 and ends on 17/10/14. To contribute and participate in co-producing our policy together please contact Mrs Cox(SENCo). The policy can be found on Publication Scheme page
Our Student Support and Well Being faculty provides an integrated approach to supporting each student through impartial advice and guidance, monitoring behaviour and attendance, providing first aid and ensuring children with Special Educational Needs have the right support through classroom and withdrawal support.
Students’ special education needs are supported by teaching assistants and specialist tutors who oversee a range of programmes including reading, numeracy, dyslexic support and social skills. Progress is measured termly and reported to parents and carers through specialist reports.
Pupil Premium funding is used to support 1-1 tuition funding for eligible students in either Maths or English. Students receive intensive support over one term to maximise the impact of this tuition.
Phoenix Class (y7) provides a bridge for vulnerable students in year six to transition into secondary school. The programme is based on Nurture Group principles and supports up to 12 students in a specialised classroom. Students are part of the of the Academy College structure. They take the majority of lessons as a group with the support of two teaching assistants and one classroom teacher.
The Faculty provides a number of clubs aimed at developing social skills, personal development and academic development. The Duke of Edinburgh Scheme, Anger Management groups, handwriting club and Princes Trust XL clubs are just a sample of the opportunities available to students.
The Student Support and Well Being learning environment is able to offer a retreat to students who would benefit from a quiet moment during the day. Opportunities for religious observance can also be provided.
We draw upon a range of external agencies that provide specialist support for those students who require it to progress in a mainstream school.