Special Educational Needs
The Special Educational Needs and Curriculum Support department is committed to ensuring the inclusion of all pupils in the school and enabling them to fully access the curriculum and make the most of opportunities available to them.
The department has two dedicated teaching rooms, one of which (CS) has a number of computers which are used to support pupils in their production of written materials, illustrated work, teaching programmes and exercises. The other room (E3) is also available at both break and lunchtimes on a supervised basis as a quiet space for pupils to relax and socialise with others.
Pupils experiencing difficulty completing homework are encouraged to seek help at the 'Homework Club', which takes place during lunch times in the school library ICT suite and is fully supported by teaching assistants.
We liaise closely with our partner primary schools to aid transition of all pupils and offer ‘enhanced transition’ for those students who need a little extra support before starting Year 7, this can include a number of additional visits to the school, observations in the primary setting and the access to our ‘SEN Advocate’ over the summer holidays.
We are very proud of the comments related to the support we offer all our pupils as stated in the most recent Ofsted report.
The ethos of a caring school where every individual matters and is valued is strongly demonstrated in all aspects of the school’s work. As a result, care, guidance and support are outstanding and make a significant contribution to students’ achievement. As one parent wrote, ‘For such a large school, they (the staff) are very aware of the individual needs of the pupils. I have been more than impressed.’
Please click here to read the full SEN policy and feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have about SEN at Wadebridge School.
Changes to the SEND Code of Practice from September 2014
As many of you will be aware, the SEND Code of Practice changed in September 2014. There were a number of significant changes, in particular, the introduction of the Education, Health and Care Plan, which aimed to better coordinate the services working around a child.
As a school, we welcomed these changes and have been implementing this new system whilst working closely with the Local Authority who regularly keep us updated as to the progress of a County-wide approach.
The new Code of Practice can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25
If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me:
Mr L Bateman (Assistant Headteacher – SENDCo) firstname.lastname@example.org
SEN Guide for parents and carers
Details of how the school spend the Year 7 catch up premium to support pupils joining Year 7 without reaching the expected standard at the end of KS2 can be found here.
In June 2015 the school commissioned an external review of the Catch-Up programme as part of its on-going self-evaluation and improvement processes; the full report can be accessed here.