Lisa Kenny is our SENCO; she is responsible for all the SEND students in the school. She is supported by three Age Phase Coordinators:
- Bron Donovan (Year 6/7)
- Tara Branson (Year 8/9)
- Rosie Hilton (Year 10/11)
They work with a brilliant team of LSAs who all know the children’s needs really well. Please make time to see the Ages Phase Coordinators to discuss the needs of the individuals in your classes before you have your first lessons with them.
The department is structure can be found here Dept Structure 2022-23.
We have 45 students with EHCPs across the school and around another 220 SEN Support (K) students who all need varying degrees of support.
Students are listed on the SEND Register in two categories:
- EHCP (E)
- SEN Support (K)
We expect staff to know who the SEND students are in their classes, what their needs and to plan learning so that their needs can be met. Some students will have the support of an LSA in lessons, others will not.
You can clearly see on Arbor who the SEND learners are that you teach. In addition, we expect all staff to look up their SEND learners on Provision Map (Edukey) so that you can get to know the students better.
If you have any concerns at all about a student then please see the relevant Age Phase Coordinator in the first instance.
PROVISION MAP (EDUKEY)
Provision Map is a piece of software that does exactly what its name suggests! It maps the various provisions (interventions and other key aspects of support) that our students are engaged with and helps us to monitor their impact and record progress. The information contained within Provision Map is constantly being updated so it is important to check it regularly. It can be accessed here.
You are expected to use it to:
- Access the ‘Pupil Passports’ for every student that you teach who has a SEND so that you can better understand their needs and the support they require to flourish in your classroom.
- Access the ‘Plans’ for all the students who have one. There are several types of ‘Plans*:
- Individual Learning Plan – Every EHCP student will have one. It highlights the specific annual targets that they are working towards. Teachers will be expected to comment on progress towards these targets prior to the students annual review.
- SLCN Targets & Outcomes – Every student with SLCN (those working with Helen Bowerman our Speech and Language Therapist) will have one. It highlights the specific annual SLCN targets they are working towards. Teachers will be expected to comment on progress towards these targets prior to the students annual review.
- Medical plan – Ad hoc plan where a student has a medical need that requires specific intervention or action.
- Safety plan – Ad hoc plan where a student requires specific intervention or action in order to keep them safe.
* We are in the process of building this library; more plans may be added in time!
You can access training videos via the knowledge base.
We publish LSA timetables in September so that you can find out who to expect in your lessons. It is important that all staff meet with their LSAs and discuss the needs of the students and how best to support them in class.