We are committed to providing the best education for and with our pupils. We believe that all students, including those identified as having special educational needs (SEN), have an entitlement to a broad academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them, and to be fully included in all aspects of school life.
We do not treat all pupils in the same way, we respond to learners in ways that take account of their individual needs.
Primary school information is a key source in helping our Year 7 pupils who need additional support. These pupils are well supported by the SENCO (Miss Laura Gaffney), pastoral team, form tutors and the Head of Year. If you have any queries or concerns, please contact Miss Gaffney via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
SEND is important
We believe that all children should be equally valued in school. We strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to develop an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe. Pupils and their families should be involved in discussions about the support they need, so we can share knowledge and feedback to the parents on the progress being made.
The broad areas of SEND need are Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties and Sensory and/or Physical.
What is the LA Local Offer?
The Children and Families Bill was enacted in September 2014. From this date Local Authorities (LA) and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) aged 0-25. The LA refers to this as the ‘Local Offer’.
The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision locally.
To view the Worcestershire Local Offer, please click here
What is the Special Education Needs Information Report?
Schools utilise the LA Local Offer to meet the needs of SEND pupils as determined by school policy and the provision that the school is able to provide. Schools refer to this as ‘The Special Education Needs Information Report’.
To view the full details of our SEND Information Report, please click here
To view our SEND Policy, please click here
Arrangements for Handling Complaints from Parents
In the first instance, please contact the SENCo to outline your complaint.
If you feel that your complaint has not been resolved satisfactorily, you will be signposted to contact SENDIASS Worcestershire (parent support agency)
SENDIASS Worcestershire aims to represent the needs, views and opinions of parents or carers and children and young people to ensure their voice is heard.