We believe that every child is unique and special, and we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all. We are committed to developing cultures, policies and practices that are inclusive.
We have systems to identify when children have barriers affecting their learning and tailor specific interventions to enable pupils to overcome their barriers. This practice of personalising learning applies to all pupils including pupils who are identified as academically more able.
Where children are identified as needing additional learning or behavioural support, the school adheres to the 2015 Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice. We ensure that each child’s needs are individually and appropriately catered for and that any relevant outside agencies are involved in providing guidance and support.
Through assessments, observations and following discussions with parents or carers, a teacher may feel a child needs to be placed on the Special Needs Register. With support from the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), provision is carefully planned and strategies to help support the child’s learning and development is discussed with parents. For many, this involves a short burst of targeted intervention which may lead to them being removed again, while for others the support process is a longer one. In all cases our aim is to provide the very best education for pupils, allowing all children to fully achieve their potential.
Our SENCO is Mrs Whitmore. Mrs Whitmore can be contacted by the school office using the details here.
The SENCO is responsible for supporting, planning and monitoring interventions. This monitoring is used to ensure systems are effective and impact positively on pupil progress. Parental participation and the voice of the child are central to this process.
View Dudley's Local SEND Offer to find a resource of information for services available to children and young people with SEND, their parents, carers and families.