Addey & Stanhope aims to be an inclusive school by working towards an ethos of high quality teaching and inclusion for all. Teaching and learning is of a high standard and focused on enabling all students to access a broad and rich curriculum to foster independent learning and develop life-long skills. Work is differentiated for students with SEND to ensure that teaching and learning is at the appropriate level for their individual needs.
We believe that students achieve at their best if they feel safe, healthy, confident and happy and therefore we do our best to support all our students to develop good self-esteem and personal fulfilment.
At our school we have a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCo) who manages a team consisting of an assistant SENDCo, a part-time SEN teacher and four teaching partners. Our SENDCo oversees the assessment of the needs of our students and plans appropriate support and interventions. The SENDCo coordinates liaison through our internal Inclusion Team with a range of external professionals and ensures that recommendations and advice from those professionals is implemented and reviewed. The SENDCo, in liaison with staff, will also identify students who may be eligible for additional support throughout their education and in public exams.
Support & Interventions to Support Students with SEND
Provision to facilitate/support access to the curriculum/independent learning:
Access to a supportive environment:
Based on the students’ individual needs we can offer a range of resources including access to:
Strategies to support/develop Literacy (reading, writing, spelling):
We offer a range of targeted interventions that are additional to and different from our High Quality Teaching, based on assessment of the individual needs of our students :
Strategies to support/develop Numeracy:
We offer a range of targeted interventions that are additional to and different from our Quality First Teaching, based on assessment of the individual needs of our students:
Strategies to support positive behaviours/social skills/emotional development:
Consistent whole school implementation of our school’s behaviour policy
Support/Supervision at unstructured times of the day including personal care:
We have a range of resources and facilities to support students at unstructured times of the day including:
Access to medical interventions:
Engagement with Parents/Carers:
Our school operates an open door policy where parents are welcome any time to make an appointment to meet with either the subject/form teacher or SENCo to discuss their child’s progress. We believe that a student’s education should be a partnership between parents, teachers, and the student themselves. Therefore we:
Arrangements for specialist expertise from outside the school:
Our school has access to support from a range of external professionals and may source that support based on the individual needs of our students.
As required by the Equality Act 2010, our school makes reasonable adjustments to ensure equal opportunity all our students. This includes provision of auxiliary aids and services.
The information in this School’s Offer is correct at the time of publication and will be subject to change.