How do we view Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)?
At our academy we believe that all young people can learn, some just take different roads to get there. We follow the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (2015) and put young people at the centre of our work. We want all our students to achieve their full potential and we do this by recognising and planning for their individual needs including English as an Additional Language (EAL).
When looking at SEND, we consider any difficulties a young person may have in the following areas:
How do we support young people with SEND?
Every effort will be made to include young people with SEND & EAL alongside their peers in the classroom setting. Therefore, Quality First Teaching (QFT) is the most powerful way of supporting our students. Each student at SEN support will have a personalised learning plan created by their teacher, which will work on individual targets they need to develop in class. Sometimes, additional interventions may also take place and this could involve students taking part in 1:1 work with a TA or outside agency.
We have two SEN Co-ordinators (SENCOs), in our academy, both are members of the Senior Leadership Team. Our SENCOs monitor Quality First Teaching and also support with arranging additional interventions when needed. Progress of our young people is regularly checked and is shared with both parents/carers and young people.
We also work closely with North East Lincolnshire Council and contribute to The Local Offer. This is the place that gives you information that will support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). It helps parents, children and young people aged 0 to 25 years find information about specialist and targeted services and activities in North East Lincolnshire.
The local authorities have lots of information about SEND in our area. You can find advice and support using this link to The Local Offer.