SEN and Disability

Special Educational Needs

We believe that all students are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum and should be involved in the full life of the school including children who have special educational needs. This is so that they, too, can fulfil their potential as learners, and experience and contribute to the life of the school. Our provision matches needs, takes account of the wishes and feelings of the individual student and is delivered in partnership with parents. We identify students who are experiencing learning difficulties by using information from the primary schools and the results of our screening tests, listening to the concerns of the students and their parents and by noting teachers’ observations and assessments. Provision for many students with special educational needs simply means ensuring staff know that a little extra attention may be necessary. Other students who need more specific help might be taught by specialist learning support staff in small withdrawal groups, or they might be helped in their normal lessons when a second member of staff is present. In addition in English and maths there are extra classes timetabled. A full copy of the school’s  Spedial Educational Needs and Disability Policy and information about its implementation is available.

Disability

We are committed to ensuring the school does not treat disabled students less favourably for a reason related to their disability and we continue to make reasonable adjustments for the disabled so that they are not at a substantial disadvantage DDA Policy. We have plans in place to increase access for disabled students so that they can access the education we offer. Details are available regarding: recent steps taken to prevent disabled students being treated less favourably than other students; our existing facilities to assist access to the school by students with disabilities; and our DDA Accessibility Plan