The Academy caters for the needs of all pupils with Special Educational Needs with and without statements within their own class. All teachers plan, set and mark work which is appropriate and relevant to the individual needs of pupils. The Academy follows the Special Educational Needs assessment and provision recommended by the Code of Practice.
The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is responsible for overseeing assessment and provision. Parents are consulted when their child has Special Educational Needs and are invited into the Academy to discuss an Individual Educational Plan identifying steps for development.
We welcome advice from outside agencies including Learning Specialist Support Teachers from the LA Primary Support Service who supports teachers and some children. Teaching Assistants work with children in classes at the direction of the teachers.
We offer small teaching group support and 1:1 programmes in reading for some children on the Special Educational Needs register under the direction of Mrs C. Jupp. This has proved very successful in raising children’s confidence and self esteem to achieve and raise attainment. We aim for the majority of children to attend these small group teaching programmes, and not just those children on the SEN register.
Pupils with Special Educational Needs are encouraged to become increasingly independent and take responsibility within the Academy.
‘More able’ children are stimulated by appropriate work within their own classes, and in groups withdrawn for specific purposes.
A copy of the Special Educational Needs Policy is available on request.
The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator is: Mrs Caroline Jupp. She works within all 4 schools in the DLPT Fenland Hub.
The Special Educational Needs Governor is: Mrs Wendy Neale.
If you have any complaints about the special educational provision for your child, or about special educational needs provision generally, please speak to the Headteacher, Mrs Caroline Jupp, or to any member of the Governing Body.
Cambridgeshire Local Offer:
As part of the revised Code of Practice for SEND, all local authorities with their partners must publish in one place information about the services they expect to be available in their area for children and young people aged 0-25 who have a special educational need and/or disabilities (SEND). This is known as the local offer. This is the link to the Cambridgeshire Local Offer, which will be changed and developed over time and in consultation with parents, children and young people.