Alleyne’s Academy Special Educational Needs Information Report

 

School Name

Alleyne’s Academy

Headteacher

Ms Karen Lockett ( k.lockett@alleynes.staffs.sch.uk )

SENCo

Mrs M Rushton-Fox (m.rushton-fox@alleynes.staffs.sch.uk )

Governor with responsibility for SEND

Mrs S Kirsop (s.kirsop@alleynes.staffs.sch.uk )

Contact details

Oulton Road, Stone, Staffordshire. ST15 8DT

Email (admin)

office@alleynes.staffs.sch.uk

Email (SENCo)

m.rushton-fox@alleynes.staffs.sch.uk

Telephone (admin)

01785 337400

Telephone (SENCo)

01785 337400

Age Range

14 – 19

Funding

Academy Status

Overview

The academy recognises that it is the teachers’ responsibility to meet the needs of all pupils in their class through their classroom organisation, teaching materials, teaching style and differentiation. However, if the pupil does not make adequate progress even when teaching approaches are targeted at his/her identified difficulty, then the pupil may be identified as having special educational needs.

Introduction

Welcome to our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Information Report which is part of the Staffordshire Local Offer for learners with SEND. Alleyne’s is an inclusive academy where every child is valued and respected. We are committed to the progress and independence of all of our students, including those with SEND. We work to support our students to make progress in their learning, their emotional and social development, and their independence. All teachers are teachers of special educational needs. Alleyne’s Academy recognises that it is the teachers’ responsibility to meet the needs of all children in their class through classroom organisation, seating arrangements, carefully planned lessons, a range of teaching styles, teaching materials and differentiation. If the learner does not make sufficient progress even when teaching approaches are targeted at the individual’s identified difficulty, then the student may be identified as having special educational needs.

What are special educational needs?

A young person may have special educational needs if he or she has a learning difficulty or disability which requires special educational provision to me made for him or her.

The definition of a special educational need is ‘where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.’ (Definition taken from the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years. 2014)

Special educational provision means educational provision that is additional to, or different from, that made generally for others of the same age in a mainstream setting in England. A pupil or young person has special educational needs if he or she has a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.