Inclusion & SEND

Special educational needs and disability (SEND) places a strong emphasis on setting suitable challenges for all pupils, stressing the importance of responding to pupils’ needs and overcoming potential barriers to learning for individuals and groups of pupils.

This applies to all our learners at Applegarth Academy. Regular assessment ensures that ambitious targets are set.

We also ensure as an academy, that pupils with SEND can not only access the curriculum but fully participate in it and achieve at appropriate levels.

Who are the best people to talk to about my child’s difficulties with learning / SEND needs?

The Class Teacher is responsible for:
  • Checking on the progress of your child and identifying, planning and delivering any additional help your child may need (this could be things like targeted work, additional support) and letting the Inclusion Manager know as necessary.
  • Ensuring that staff working with your child are supported in delivering the planned work/programme, so they can achieve the best possible progress. This may involve the use of additional adults, outside specialist help and individually planned work and resources.
  • Ensuring that the Academy’s Inclusion Policy is followed in their classroom and for all the pupils they teach with any special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).
The Inclusion Manager is Miss Fay Milward
The SENCO is Miss Holly Cahalin

Responsible for:

  • Coordinating all the support for children with SEND and developing the Academy’s Inclusion Policy to make sure all children get a consistent, high quality response to meeting their needs in school.
  • Ensuring that you are:
  • involved in supporting your child’s learning
  • kept informed about the support your child is getting
  • involved in reviewing how they are doing
  • Liaising with professionals who come into school to help support your child e.g. Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Psychology etc…
  • Updating the school’s SEND support register (a system for ensuring all the SEND needs of pupils in this school are known) and making sure that there are clear records of your child’s progress and needs.
  • Providing specialist support for teachers and support staff in the school so they can help children with SEND in the school achieve the best progress possible.