What training have staff supporting special educational needs had and what is planned?
All staff have specific training to meet the needs of students
Regular work with Educational Psychology Service (EPS) and other agencies
Regular updates on legislation changes
What specialist services and expertise are available or accessed by the setting/academy?
Close links with a wide range of outside agencies who offer specific guidance and support to our academy and families.
The Educational Psychology Service
Schools and Families Specialist Services – includes those for Cognition and Learning, Communication and Interaction, Sensory Impairments and Physical Disabilities, Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)
Complex Case Resolution Team
Health Services including, Paediatricians and Child and Adult Mental Health services (CAMHS)
The Family Service
How are equipment and facilities to support pupils with special educational needs secured? How accessible is the academy/setting?
The academy is all on one ground floor level
All equipment is modified to meet the needs of students
Transport is provided by the LA for all students who meet their requirements
What are the arrangements for consulting parents of pupils with special educational needs? How will I be involved in the education of my child?
We make regular contact with home through the use of the school diary and phone calls
Half termly we review progress against targets
We hold regular progress evenings to report back to parents on progress
Education Plans (EP) are written in conjunction with parents and students that allows a student centred approach
What are the arrangements for consulting young people with SEN and involving them in their education?
We hold regular meetings with students to ascertain their views on the school and help us to develop appropriate provision
Student Centred Reviews
What do I do if I have a concern or complaint about the SEN provision made by the academy/setting?
Speak to the school via the Tutor and/or a member of the Senior Leadership Team at the earliest opportunity so that actions can be agreed. If concerns are not resolved please follow the complaints procedure which is on the school website
How does the governing body involve other organisations and services (e.g. health, social care, local authority support services and voluntary organisations) in the meeting the needs of pupils with special educational needs and supporting the families of such pupils?
They delegate responsibility to the Head of School to ensure needs are met
Access is provided to outside agencies arranged as appropriate
Resource allocation is made when particular access required
How does the academy seek to signpost organisations, services etc. who can provide additional support to parents/carers/young people?
Via the Academy website
Annual parents and carers information evening held through Evolve Trust with SEN focus
Information given to specific parents as appropriate
The Nottinghamshire County Council Local Offer is a comprehensive directory of local services, opportunities and access for children and young people with SEN and disabilities in the area.