'Staff carefully track and support the achievement of disadvantaged pupils and pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities so they make the same strong progress as their peers.' Ofsted, 2016
All mainstream schools have a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo). They work with pupils, staff and parents to support pupils who need extra help to achieve their full potential at school. Pupils may be identified as having a range of learning needs or physical disabilities which could impact upon their learning.
On this page you will find a copy of our SEND information report, which explains how we support pupils with special educational needs, including what kind of needs are provided for at our school and our policy for identifying and assessing pupils with special educational needs. This includes details of how our school evaluates the effectiveness of our provision for pupils with special educational needs; how we assess and review the progress of pupils with special educational needs; our approach to teaching pupils with special educational needs and how we adapt the curriculum and learning environment for pupils with special educational needs; how our school enables pupils with special educational needs to engage in the activities of the school (including physical activities) together with children who do not have special educational needs; any additional support for learning that is available to pupils with special educational needs and any support that is available for improving the emotional, mental and social development of pupils with special educational needs.
You will also find contact details for our SENCo and information about the expertise and training of our staff in relation to children and young people with special educational needs, as well as information about how equipment and facilities to support children and young people with special educational needs will be secured.
We have also provided details about our arrangements for consulting parents of children with special educational needs, and how we involve parents in the education of their child, as well as our arrangements for consulting young people with special educational needs and involving them in their education.
In our information report you will also find details of how our governing body deals with complaints from parents of pupils with special educational needs concerning the provision made at the school, and how the governing body involves other bodies, including health and social services bodies, local authority support services and voluntary organisations, in meeting the needs of pupils with special educational needs and in supporting the families of such pupils.
Our SEND information report also contains details of the contact details of support services for the parents of pupils with special educational needs and details of how we support pupils with special educational needs when they transfer between phases of education or in preparation for adulthood and independent living, as well as information on where the local authority’s local offer is published.
Buckland School provides for children and young people with a wide range of SEND including those with
We are a mainstream, academy school. Our SEND children are fully integrated into our four classes with small group rooms used for specific interventions.
Our SEND/Inclusion Manager is Mrs Libby Eastburn supported by the Headteacher Ms Louise Warren. Miss Hatton is currently completing the nationa SEND qualification.
Our governor with responsibility for SEND is Mrs Mary Lines.
Please find on this page, our SEND policy and SEND annual report.