Humberston Academy is committed towards enabling all learners to make significant progress in knowledge, understanding and skills, in attitudes and in values, as social beings and as lifelong learners. We nurture aspirations for all and understand that some individual children will need additional help in progressing towards their goals.
All staff and governors actively support inclusion and the principles outlined in this policy; working hard to ensure that provision is made for those who need it and that all children are given the opportunities to be the best they can be.
- We believe that by working in partnership with our children, their families and external colleagues much can be done towards overcoming the challenges our young people face. Our commitment to this is outlined in this policy.
Aims and objectives
We aim to address the special educational need or disability of each individual student so they can:
- Access a broad and balanced education
- Develop a clear pathway through education to adulthood, paid employment and independent living
- Experience success in learning and reach their full potential
- Enjoy greater self-esteem knowing their opinions and achievements are valued
- Work towards independence
We aim to address the special educational need or disability of each individual by:
- Identifying needs as early as possible. This is most effectively done by gathering information from parents, education, health and care services prior to the child’s entry into the school
- Monitoring the progress of all students in order to aid the identification of those with SEN. Continuous monitoring of those students with SEN by their teachers will help to ensure that they are able to reach their full potential
- Making appropriate provision to overcome all barriers to learning and ensure students with SEN have full access to a mainstream curriculum. This will be co-ordinated by the SENCO/SEN Lead and will be carefully monitored and regularly reviewed in order to ensure that individual targets are being met and all students needs are catered for
- Working in collaboration with parents/carers to gain a better understanding of their child and involve them in all stages of their child’s education. This includes supporting them in terms of understanding SEN procedures and practices, providing regular reports on their child’s progress and providing information on the provisions for students within the academy as a whole and the effectiveness of the SEN policy and the support systems
- Working in conjunction with external support agencies when needs cannot be met by the academy alone
- Creating an environment where students feel safe to voice opinions of their own needs. This may mean providing regular one to one meetings between students and the SENCO/SEN Lead. Student participation is a right. This will be reflected in decision-making but also encouraged through wider opportunities for participation in academy life (e.g. membership of the Student Voice group).
To achieve these goals we strive to:
- Embrace The Children and Families Act 2014
- Follow the 2014 Code of Practice and the Disability Equality Duty for children with SEN and disabilities (SEND) with an inclusive approach
- Promote a flexible and imaginative organisational structure in which learning needs can be met and personalised programmes of work can be agreed with colleagues, parents and students
- Continually liaise with teaching and support staff in identifying and assessing student’s needs
- Promote access to a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum
- Monitor and evaluate progress for students with SEN and disabilities
- Compliment the delivery of quality first teaching and differentiation
- Provide bespoke reasonable adjustments
- Work closely with our partners within the Trust and our partners within the local authority to provide a common framework to provide essential provision for all
Who can parents contact for further information?
- Head of Year
- Student Services Team
- SEN Lead – Nicola Law firstname.lastname@example.org
- Assistant SENCO – Mrs K Fisher
- Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) – 01472 355365
- SENART - Civic Offices, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, DN35 8LN - Tel: 01472 323165
- NELC SEND Local Offer - https://www.nelincs.gov.uk/children-and-families/send-and-local-offer/