Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
The school’s Mission Statement ‘Aspire, Grow, Succeed’ is at the heart of all we do. We have the highest of expectations of each and every student to secure the best outcomes for our young people. We work in partnership with students, their parents/carers and a range of professionals from Education, Health and Social Care to implement the SEND Code of Practice (January 2015).
We are committed to providing high quality teaching and learning which meets the needs of every individual. Our inclusive school is able to offer comprehensive support by highly qualified staff for students with a range of needs. Staff are trained to support and guide very specific individual care needs in a school building which was designed to meet a wide range of accessibility requirements. Every curriculum team has a nominated SEND Champion to pay particular attention to the learning needs and progress of these students and a team of skilled teaching assistants deliver effective support both in lessons and in targeted interventions.
The SEND Hub provides a central place where students can seek support and advice, build friendships, develop new skills and join a range of club activities. Hub Ambassadors take an active role as student leaders in the management of this provision and Hub members welcome the wider school community as visitors to this facility where inclusion, safety and the well-being of young people is paramount.
All SEND is overseen and managed by the Senior Leadership Team and is co-ordinated by the Curriculum Leader for SEND. The Senior Leadership Team evaluate all special needs provision on a regular basis throughout the year and report to the school governing body on how individual needs are being met and on how special needs funding is being spent. A peer review conducted in March 2017 by colleagues from Temple Moor High School and Cockburn School found that “The Headteacher has a clear vision of high aspiration and progress for all which is supported by all staff.”
Parents may be interested in reading the school’s SEND policy and SEND Information Report 2016-17 which further explains our provision. School policies, which can be found on the policies section of this website, reflect our commitment to inclusion, safety and the well-being of children.
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for further information.