The Special Educational Needs Department will help staff in school provide a fully inclusive educational experience for all students regardless of abilities and disabilities. We identify students who have barriers to learning and give strategies to overcome these with differentiated approaches. Moreover, we support families by offering regular termly meetings to students identified as SEND to ensure they are at the centre of all that is planned and implemented both in and out of school with regards to their education and wellbeing.
From as early as Year 5, staff from our department will liaise with you and your child’s primary school to ensure we understand their needs and can fully cater for them. When enrolled at Beauchamps we can offer specific interventions if appropriate such as;
- Extra literacy and numeracy sessions
- Nurture group / New Horizons / ASDAN and COPE - Handwriting support
- Dyslexia sessions and support
- Anger management
- Emotional resilience and social skills sessions
- Additional support in lessons from an LSA (mainly students with an EHCP)
- Break and lunch clubs
- Daily checks ins
- Homework clubs
- Wellbeing mentoring
- Cognitive behaviour therapy sessions
- Referrals to agencies such as; Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language and Occupational Therapy.
In some circumstances it may be appropriate to plan an alternative timetable for your child in order to meet their needs and give them a fulfilling and inclusive curriculum. In these rare cases an Alternative Provision Plan will be implemented and reviewed regularly.
We believe with the right support and guidance all of our SEND students can achieve not only their potential but above and beyond. We aim to ensure students are prepared for adulthood when they leave us, with a clear route to achieve their goals. We pride ourselves on ensuring every child is included whilst working towards the very highest standards of work, attendance and behaviour. We help mould our students into good, kind people who can make a positive contribution to society. Many of our students go onto colleges, apprenticeships and universities and experience tremendous success due to the foundations they have built at our school.
During these unprecedented times we are working harder than ever to ensure all SEND students can access the curriculum and thrive. More students have ben allocated a key worker and equipment has been given to families who cannot access information and communication technology at home. If a student has to self-isolate for a period of time, or indeed if we were to go back into a lockdown situation the following will be implemented for all of our EHCP and most vulnerable SEND Support students;
Learning Support Lockdown Plan
All LSAs are aware of their key worker students