SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Welcome to the All Saints CE Academy SEND department page
Our SENDCo is Mrs J Jeanes (Vice Principal)
Our SEND Department comprises of a team of specialist staff who support students across the Academy. Our main resources are Hub Intervention & Hub Support, as well as the Wellbeing Team Office and meeting rooms.
What we do:
We provide support for students who have additional learning needs relating to categories of SEND, defined in the DfE SEN Code of Practice document as:
• Cognition and learning difficulties
• Communication and Interaction difficulties
• Sensory and physical difficulties
• Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
Students requiring additional support have access to a range of interventions and provisions. The team support students throughout the day through small group interventions and in class support. Our teaching staff, pastoral team and all ASA staff are also a part of the offer and support with provide SEND students.
Our Interventions include:
• Reading: Reading Plus, Accelerated Reader, Direct Instruction
• Numeracy support: Success@Arithmetic
• Spelling: Alpha to Omega
• ELSA (emotional literacy)
• Learn to Move, Move to Learn
• Social Skills
• Meet and Great
• Exam Access Arrangements
We work closely with a range of external agencies who provide specialist support and advice for individual students depending on their needs. These agencies include, but not limited to:
• SALT (Speech and Language Therapy)
• Educational Psychologist
• Occupational Therapist
• CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)
• Hearing and Vision support services
• Local Authority SEN/ Inclusion Team
Assessment and monitoring:
All students who enter the Academy are assessed for baseline reading, spelling and complete CATs testing. This information is used alongside other data to identify students who may require additional support. Intervention sessions are provided to target specific development needs and the progress of each student is monitored closely. Students who do not make progress in light of interventions are placed on the SEN register and further interventions may be offered. The SEN register is reviewed on an ongoing basis to ensure that students are moved through the SEN stages of the Code of Practice in an accurate and timely manner.
We pride ourselves on being fully inclusive and all students attend mainstream lessons with their peers, to ensure they gain the highest specialist subject knowledge from their teachers. Staff at the Academy are continually receiving CPD on how to support a variety of additional needs, therefore in line with the DfE Code of practice, First Quality Teaching is at the heart of support for SEND students.