As our schools operate in a non-selective environment there will always be students who have greater needs than others, or who access learning in different ways and consequently need alternative approaches in teaching and learning. Quality first teaching is central to effective support of students with learning needs and it is recognised that every teacher is a teacher of children with special needs.
When a student is entered onto the SEND register due to their needs being greater than can be met solely by quality differentiated teaching, a support structure is available with qualified provision to supply additional help and expertise. Students are supported in the classroom and in some cases follow specific intervention programmes.
Where necessary this provision can be supported by external assessments to identify learning needs and recommend strategies to effectively support the student in a very personalised way. We work in partnership with parents to ensure that students needs are appropriately met and also liaise with external agencies within the Local Offer of the appropriate Local Authority.