Abbeywood School

Abbey Wood School

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SEND

Special Educational Needs and Inclusion at Abbeywood School

Abbeywood Community School believes that each student has personal and unique needs. They are valued, respected and equal members of the school community. Some however, may need more support than others if they are to achieve their full potential and this is recognised and planned for. We aim to provide all students with strategies for dealing with their needs in a supportive environment, and to provide meaningful access to the National Curriculum. In particular we aim to: -

Ensure the school has regard for the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice as well as the Disability and Discrimination Act (DDA), ensuring that SEND students are identified early, assessed, monitored and reviewed regularly

Recognise that there is a continuum of need, which may be temporary or long-term; mild, moderate, or severe and to classify students' needs accordingly

Ensure students with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) have full access to a broad and balanced curriculum which is relevant and differentiated, and demonstrates coherence and progression in learning to suit individual needs and abilities

Ensure that students with SEND fulfil their potential and achieve the outcomes they need for success in their adult lives

Develop a culture and practice that promotes the inclusion of students with SEND and meets their needs having a commitment to raising achievement

Provide a graduated response to SEND in line with the SEN code of Practice

To seek the views of pupils, parents/carers, teachers, appropriate external agencies and the Local Authority (LA) in determining and evaluating the provision for SEND

To allocate the available resources in the most appropriate and effective manner to achieve these objectives.

Abbeywood Community School has an Inclusion Centre to support students with SEND, or who may have social, emotional or behavioural needs; the centres comprises of:

  • Inclusion Room
  • Seclusion Room
  • A specialist Local Authority Speech, Language and Communication Resource Base
  • Chill-out room
  • Sensory garden
  • Literacy and Numeracy withdrawal intervention
  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) support
  • School Counselling service - appointments and drop-ins
  • School Health Nurse - appointments and drop-ins
  • Brooke Sexual Health Clinic - appointments and drop-ins
  • Behaviour Support Team intervention
  • Teaching Assistant Team