Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

We value the ability and success of all students. We are all dedicated to providing the best possible environment for learning.

We set high standards at Ivanhoe to ensure students receive a positive educational experience and to enrich the life of each and every child, including children with SEND. At the heart of how we educate our students is Quality First Teaching, which involves careful planning of lessons to support engagement and remove barriers to learning.

For all children with SEND;support and advice is available from the school SENDCO, Learning mentors,and the Care and Guidance Team. The school seeks advice and guidance from other professionals where appropriate and involves them in the planning and delivery of support for pupils with SEND. 

 

To support students with SEND, and in particular those students with an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan)

  • There is regular communication with parents. Information from parents, students and any specialist advice is linked through SIMs and to our MINTCLASS system in order to prompt all staff on how to support each child with SEND on an individual basis.
  • Teaching assistant support will be devolved to pupils to address needs if required.
  • Auditory and/or visual requirements will be provided for as required e.g.. visualiser and seating in class. 

 

Supporting Students With SEND.

We support pupils with SEND through various means: 

Curriculum support:

  • Advice and support from the SEND team including personalised strategies, shared using our SIMs and MINTCLASS systems in school.
  • Adaptation of learning in class by the class teacher through quality first teaching.
  • Reading and spelling interventions
  • Specialist advice and support from external agencies including Educational Psychologists

 

Support from Outside Agencies:

  • Speech and language therapy support (SALT).
  • Autism Outreach Team involvement
  • Hearing Impaired service
  • Visually Impaired service

 

 

Social, emotional and mental health support:

  • Transition and review meetings between school and parents.
  • Liaison with The Children and Family Wellbeing Service
  • Behaviour Partnership
  • Links with CAMHS, Community Paediatricians etc.
  • Meetings with Vice Principal and Care and Guidance for parents to support a clear and consistent approach at home and school.
  • Training for physical restraint offered to all Care and Guidance staff.
  • Referral to our in-house support and interventions as appropriate.
  • Break and Lunch Clubs run in the Learning Zone for students with additional Sensory/ SEND needs

 

 

Physical support:

  • Adaptation of the school building to facilitate access to the school buildings
  • Risk assessments are completed.
  • Health Care Plans.
  • Emergency evacuation plan.
  • Physiotherapist and Occupational therapy advice and support where appropriate 

 

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