VISION & INTENT
The Inclusion Team supports a large number of children and young people with the whole range of special educational needs and disabilities, including 15 with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Our aim is for students to spend the maximum amount of their time with their peers in classes. Some students spend some time in small groups for specific learning activities.
Students with profound and multiple learning disabilities and other complex needs receive their additional support from a complex needs teacher, a classroom practitioner and a team of teaching assistants. These students also make use of a sensory room, soft activity area, physiotherapy room and hygiene rooms located around the school site.
Other students receive their support from the Learning Support Provision. Staffing consists of a learning support teacher and a classroom practitioner and a team of teaching assistants. As well as providing in class support, we run a year 7 nurture group, where students can take part in focused groups or receive individually tailored support.
Students who have social or emotional difficulties receive support from a team made up of a classroom practitioner and a team of teaching assistants. An area of the school “Newstart” is available for focused group and individual support sessions.
INCLUSION/SEN KEY STAGE 3 & 4
At KS4, we offer BTEC PSD (Personal and Social Development), as a directed pathway, for those learners who cannot access GCSEs. BTEC is an accredited qualification which is available from Personal Progress to Level 1. The students will develop skills in different areas and the units of study are personalised at the student’s level.
The areas of study include communication, skills for independent living, engaging with the world around you and skills for the workplace. Students progress in this area of study to further education and independent living.
INCLUSION/SEN KEY STAGE 3 NURTURE GROUP
At KS 3, we offer Nurture Group lessons. The Nurture Group is a small class of 4 to 8 students working in a very predictable structured environment with a modified curriculum that focuses mainly on re-visiting early learning skills and promote and support social, emotional and cognitive development.
DUKE OF EDINBURGH KEY STAGE 4
At KS4, we offer Duke of Edinburgh Award course. DofE gives our students the opportunity to experience new activities or develop existing skills. There are three progressive levels of programmes which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.
ENRICHMENT & EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
There are a number of provisions for students during unstructured times. For students who need additional support at break and lunch times there are Teaching Assistants on duty. At lunchtime there is a Homework Club students can attend if they need any assistance completing their homework.
The school runs a wide range of after school clubs and all students are encouraged to attend. We also run a disability sports club and members of this club have represented the School at various sporting events and have enjoyed a high level of success. For all educational visits the school will ensure that students are fully included with support based on their level of need.
CONTACT DETAILS FOR INCLUSION/SEN
Emma Lane - Assistant Principal, Inclusion
Ana-Maria Grigore - Curriculum Team Leader (SENCO)
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