Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
As an academy we aim to meet the SEN needs of our pupils’ from 4- 18 yrs.
The Learning Support Department at Saints (13-18 yrs) aims to provide high quality support to pupils with a range of special educational needs, as outlined in our policy. We support teachers and the pastoral team to ensure all pupils overcome these difficulties and to make sure they can achieve their potential.
The SENCo deploys a range of tools to assess pupils’ needs and uses the data to inform intervention for either small groups or individuals. Our department works together to monitor and track the progress of all pupils on the Code of Practice, working very closely with subject teachers and outside agencies, whose input is used to support our work and offer advice on ways forward - both as a whole school and for individual pupils.
As well as making excellent academic progress, we regard our success as the degree to which our pupils develop independent skills commensurate with their disabilities and the extent to which they develop their confidence and self-esteem. We are proud of all our pupils, many of whom still come back to visit us and keep us informed of their successes many years after they have left us.
Parents play a central role in supporting the work of the Department and we welcome their involvement. Together we can make a difference to the lives of the students we work with.