In order to guarantee parity of education for all pupils, including those with special educational needs, we ensure that the support required for each individual to be successful is in place throughout the different curriculum areas. By adopting a consistent approach to SEND provision, we ensure that all pupils access a meaningful and rich education in a broad range of subjects.
“There are effective systems in place to ensure that teachers have a good understanding of the needs of pupils with SEND.”Ofsted 2019
After thorough assessment, pupils who have been diagnosed as having a special educational need that requires additional, highly personalised intervention or supportare placed on the special educational needs register. Pupils who are under investigation, or who are being monitored, are placed on the additional needs register.
Pupils’ individual needs are communicated through their Pupil Passport which, in line with the SEND Code of Practice 2014, places the pupil at the centre of their own provision by enabling them to effectively communicate their learning requirements to their teachers. It contains essential information regarding the pupil, as follows:
Pupil Passports are reviewed on a termly basis.
“Those pupils with special needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are identified quickly and receive appropriate support.”Ofsted 2019
Upon admission, all Year 7 pupils are assessed using the following tests:
If appropriate, pupils will either be referred to the Educational Psychologist or the SENCO for further assessment and diagnosis, following consultation with parents/carers.
Teaching and support staff liaise with the SENCO if they have any concerns regarding any child who appears to be having difficulties in accessing learning.
If a parent/carer thinks their child may have special educational needs they should contact the SENCO, or Learning Support Manager, to discuss their concerns and explore whether assessment of need is required.
Postgraduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs
Certificate of Competence in Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements
Postgraduate Certificate in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia)
RQTU number: 509013
APC number: 23/APC02029