At All Saints we are committed to providing an inclusive educational environment.
Our SEND policy is in accordance with the Teaching and Learning policies and Equality of Opportunity policies of All Saints Academy, as well as the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 2014. All Saints Academy is committed to inclusion: ensuring all students, regardless of needs, are valued members of the school community being continually challenged to reach their full potential.
Here at All Saints, students with different learning requirements are supported to progress academically, socially and emotionally. We aim to educate and support students, teachers, and families, so that students with special educational needs not only feel included in the school community, but are able to succeed within it. We believe that it is crucial for students to become independent learners, developing the skills they need to live, learn and thrive in the wider community, and pursue their post-16 goals with the resilience they will need to succeed in the adult world.
What is SEND?
The term ‘Special Educational Needs and Disabilities’ (SEND) has a legal definition, referring to children who have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn or access education than most children of the same age.
If your child has special educational needs, he or she may need extra help in a range of areas, for example: school work, reading, writing, number work or understanding information, expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying, making friends or relating to adults, behaving properly in school, organising themselves, or some kind of sensory or physical needs which may affect them in school.
We recognise the importance of making and maintaining strong home-Academy links and, at all times, endeavour to work closely with parents and pupils to ensure their wishes are heard.
Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCo) is Ms A Lane.
- To challenge all SEND students to realise their full potential academically and socially.
- To encourage students to become independent learners and gain the skills they need to lead independent lives.
- To raise the self-esteem of students with special educational needs.
- To foster positive relationships with parents and carers, striving to work in partnership with the shared aim of a student’s academic success and emotional wellbeing.
- To ensure early identification assessment for any student who may have special educational needs.
- To ensure all staff take responsibility for including students with Special Educational Needs and supporting them in accessing the curriculum by differentiating for their needs.
- To follow the Code of SEND Practice (2014) and all subsequent changes in national policies and guidelines
For further information, please consult our SEND Policy, or contact our SENDCo: [email protected]
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