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Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

We believe that every child at our Academy is unique and special, so we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all. We are committed to developing cultures, policies and practices that are inclusive. Systems are in place to identify when children have barriers affecting their learning, followed by specific interventions to help children overcome these barriers. This practice of personalising learning applies to all children. For academically more able children this means provision of appropriate challenge to develop their particular talents. Where children are identified as needing additional support in any aspect, the academy follows the Code of Practice. This ensures that each child’s needs are individually and appropriately catered for, and that any outside agencies are involved in providing guidance and support. The key principles of the code of practice are:

  • The participation of children, their parents and young people in decision making

    · The early identification of children and young people’s need and early intervention to support

    · Greater choice and control for young people and parents over support

    · Collaboration between education, health and social care services to provide support

  • High quality provision to meet the needs of children with SEN

 

Local Authorities are required to publish information on all of the provision that they expect to be available across available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.  This information is available on the local authority websites here:

Warwickshire’s SEND local offer: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/send

 

This NHS ran page provides information on the different SEN conditions. There are also links to other relevant and useful pages:

https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Childrenwithalearningdisability/Pages/Education.aspx

 

The academies SEND offer and SEND policies are available on our policies page here.

 

Glossary of Terms

ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD - Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder

ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder
BESD - Behavioural Emotional and Social Difficulties
CAF - Common Assessment Framework

CIASS - Communication and Interaction Support Service(including Autism)
CAMHS - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
COP – Code of Practice
CP – Child Protection
EAL - English as an Additional Language
EHCP – Educational Health and Care Plan

EP – Educational Psychologist

FSM - Free School Meals
G&T – Gifted and Talented

IEP – individual Education Plan
IPMHS – Integrated Primary Mental Health Service
KS – Key Stage
LA – Local Authority
LAWSS – Learning and Well Bing Support Service
LAC – Looked After Child
MLD – Moderate Learning Difficulty
NC – National Curriculum
OT – Occupational Therapist
RSA – Request for Statutory Assessment
SaLT – Speech and Language Therapy
SLCN – Speech Language and Communication Needs

SEN – Special Educational Needs
SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disability
SENCO – Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
VI – Visual Impairment


 
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