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. Each SEND student has a passport outlining their needs and recommended teaching strategies; this passport is shared with all staff and revised as needs change. A team of skilled teaching assistants deliver effective support to groups in lessons and in targeted intervention sessions to build independence and improve skills in different areas. Individual care needs can be supported and the building itself was designed to meet a wide range of accessibility requirements.
The SEND Hub provides a central place where students can seek support and advice, build friendships, develop new skills in intervention sessions and seek some quiet time of low demand.
A member of the Senior Leadership team is responsible for SEND provision in school as SENDCO, overseen by the Headteacher. This ensures that the voice is SEND is present in all school decisions to ensure equality of access to the whole KLAS curriculum. Provision is evaluated and audited regularly throughout the year with periodic external reviews.
The SENDCO reports to the school governing body on how individual needs are being met and how special needs funding is being spent annually. This SEND Report is published on the school website alongside the school’s SEND Policy which further explains our provision. School policies 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.
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SENCO: Mrs Michaela Child (email@example.com)
Tel: 0113 393 0304 (Ext. 305)
Deputy SENDCO: Ms Jane Dempster, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 0113 393 0304 (Ext. 375)
SEND Administrator: Ms Sally Lostroh, email@example.com
Tel: 0113 393 0304 (Ext. 374)
Dyslexia and Literacy Lead: Ms Rachel High, firstname.lastname@example.org
Neurodiversity Coach: Ms Molly Dunne, email@example.com (from end of June 2023)
Teacher of SEND: Mrs Katherine Neilson, firstname.lastname@example.org