|SENDCo:||Mrs S Palinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|SEN Secretary:||Mrs D Blackburnemail@example.com|
In the lower school (Years 7-9) children with specific learning difficulties are taught in smaller groups in academic subjects so that their needs may more effectively be met. There is a support system in operation which allows additional staff to work with identified pupils or groups, in order to assist further development. A well-equipped resource base also provides additional teaching material, equipment and expertise for any pupils who may at any time experience difficulties in learning.
During social times there are designated areas available for all year groups for students who may feel vulnerable during unstructured times. These rooms are staffed by members of the SEN team.
We also have an additional provision, called “Gateways” which is for a small group of children, identified by the school in discussion with parents and primary schools, The provision will exist for KS3 students with a goal that by KS4 all students are ready to undertake a range of GCSE’s. This is a high-quality provision to meet the needs of children with Additional Needs. All students will have access to a broad and balanced curriculum taught by teachers who are specialised in catering for children with special educational needs. The curriculum will mirror that of their peers but will be enhanced by a focus on individual barriers to learning.
In KS4 we consider courses very carefully to ensure that students take the options that are most suited to them. Some students will have timetabled Foundation Studies which further improve literacy and numeracy skills during Year 10 and 11.
The name of the Trustee designated to have oversight of this aspect of the school’s SEND work is:
Mr E Gibbs.
The name of the senior member of staff having responsibility for the school’s arrangements for identifying and meeting the special needs of pupils, including those who are children in care is
Mrs K Ashwood.
The Trustee responsible for children in care is Mr E Gibbs.