SEND: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
As an inclusive school we ensure all pupils have equal access to the curriculum. We have the highest of expectations and ambitions for all our pupils and ensure all pupils make excellent progress from their starting points. Where children are recognised as having a special educational need, provision is tailored accordingly and a programme of intervention and additional support is co-ordinated in relation to pupil progress. This is developed by the SEND Leader, who liaises with multi agencies, parents and carers as necessary. All teachers, are teachers of SEND pupils and we provide all our staff with high quality CPD to upskill which gives them the best skills and knowledge to support our pupils. The external support that teachers and subject leaders access from our specialist teacher, EP, WAMHS and SaLT clinician provide our SEN children with individualised resources to support their learning and develop strategies to become independent, resilient learners working alongside their peers.
Our dedicated team work collaboratively to put appropriate provision and challenge in place for all pupils, irrespective of their starting points, ensuring that they reach their potential and are happy in our school.
The Department for Education (DfE) published a new special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) Code of Practice on 30 July 2014. It came into force from 1st September 2014, replacing the previous 2001 Code. The Code of Practice (2014) covers the 0-25 age range and includes guidance relating to children and young people with a disability as well as those with special educational needs (SEN).
Hackney Local Authority have published a local offer which sets out information about provision they expect to be available for children and young people in their area who have SEND, including those who do not have EHC plans.
The two key purposes of the local offer are to:
1. Provide clear, comprehensive and accessible and up-to-date information about the available provision and how to access it; and
2. Make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving children and young people with SEN or disabilities, parents and carers and service providers in its development and review.
To find out more about the local offer please click here.
View our SEND Information Report (School Offer).
Our SEND team