SEN/Disabilities

We will assess your child on entry and provide extra help, if this is merited, within the limits of our resources. We use the school's mainstream funding, and top up SEN funding, to furnish this support. Our staff receive basic training in special educational needs. The new build for the school is only half complete and, although there is a lift one block, other parts of the school might be difficult to access. SEN pupils tend to be supported in-class, however, occasionally pupils are withdrawn from the mainstream. There is a special needs homework club every evening (Monday to Thursday) to support pupils.

Pupils are placed in ability streams and setting is used to enable teachers to teach to the appropriate level. We assess the success that those with special needs achieve by benchmarking against expected progress from prior attainment levels at Key Stage 2. At the beginning of each term parents will receive a curriculum booklet giving an outline scheme of work and indicating how parents can support their child. Every half-term we will send progress grades but if parents have any concerns they may contact the Head of Year or SENCO to arrange a meeting. We work with a range of external agencies including CAMHS (Children & Adolescent Mental Health Service) and various charities. We have an SEN Governor who oversees this area of policy. We liaise with local support services before the end of Year 11, so that a smooth and successful transition is made to post-16 education.  

The school SEN and Disability Policy and SEN Information Report are available in the "About Us - Policies" section of this website.

 

Please click here for The Government Code of Practice.

Please click here for Special Educational Needs and Disability: The Guide for Parents and Carers.

To view Harrow Council's Local Offer page (information about services for children and young people 0-25 with SEN & Disabilities) click here.

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