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Posted on April 1st 2019
Aiming for SEND Inclusion Award - Update
Harris Academy Chafford Hundred is aiming to achieve an award for our Special Educational Needs and Disability provision in school: The SEND Inclusion Award.
Harris Academy Chafford Hundred is committed to providing an appropriate and high quality education to all the children living in our local area. We believe that all children, including those identified as having special educational needs and disabilities have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them, and to be fully included in all aspects of school life.
The SEND Inclusion Award offers mainstream schools the opportunity to gain accreditation for high-quality provision and outcomes for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Schools are required to reflect on and improve their provision in line with a series of objectives that fulfil both Ofsted criteria and the SEND Code of Practice*. Specifically, the award focuses on ‘outcomes’ for pupils and how schools can demonstrate the impact of their SEND provision.
The award will help schools develop high-quality SEND provision throughout the school by:
- promoting awareness of SEND issues and inclusion for all staff, parents, pupils and governors
- evaluating and improving classroom practice and interventions
- focusing on pupil outcomes.
Successful completion of the award will enable schools to:
- gain recognition for high-quality education and care for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities
- demonstrate to parents, governors and Ofsted inspectors that the school provision complies with current legislation and the SEND Code of Practice, and is effective in achieving good outcomes for all pupils. NB The term ‘parent’ is used throughout to represent the principal adult or adults caring for the pupil with SEND and is intended to cover any main caregiver.
Update on progress - 28 March 2019
Following your feedback from the first evaluations we have now implemented:
- SEND parent information board: in reception by the Art room and handouts are also available from the front desk.
- Termly parent forums: dates and times will be available at reception. The next forum is 1st April 3.45-4.30pm.
- Homework club on a Thursday for students requiring additional support.
- New Pupil Provision Passports
- Student participation: providing their views in the development of their provision and support.
- Speech and language assessments and interventions.
- School will have a speech therapist on site from September 2019.
- Handwriting intervention.
- SEN team are available to meet parents at all parents’ evenings.
- NVQ level 2 special educational needs courses available to all staff offering courses on: Mental health, Autism, Dyslexia and learning difficulties.
- Teacher training for supporting students with hearing impairment and vision impairment.
- Teacher training on specific areas of SEND
- Team around the child meetings to ensure staff are kept up-to-date and informed regularly of any changes in provision.
If you would like any further information, please contact SEN department: firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Learning Support Manager / SENCo