Special Educational Needs (SEN)
Across the schools of The Edge Schools’ Federation pupils with Special Educational Needs are identified with regard to the 2014 ‘Code of Practice’ and the ‘Disability Discrimination Act’. The SEND policy is updated annually and the special needs provision is reviewed in order that all children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, which is differentiated to meet their needs and ensures inclusion. At each school the children with special needs are supported by a hardworking and committed team. By working in partnership with parents/carers we aim to give children the support and encouragement needed for them to make progress and enjoy a fully inclusive education.
As part of this process provision maps are written for identified children, which establish targets for progress. The targets are shared with parents and children and progress is regularly monitored. Support for children is provided in a variety of ways but primarily through ‘quality first teaching’ which aims to meet the individual learning needs of every pupil. Further to this, support may be provided by one to one with a teacher, in small groups within the class or in withdrawal groups. Where appropriate outside agencies e.g. Educational Psychology Service, Speech Therapy Service, Occupational Therapist, etc. are involved in supporting children with special needs.
The SEN Coordinator (SENCO) at The Edge Schools’ Federation is Mrs. Catherine Cowper.
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