Minsthorpe Community College is an inclusive school with a strong belief that all students’ needs should be met as fully as possible irrespective of gender, race or disability. At Minsthorpe Community College Specialist Support is part of the continuum of Support for Achievement which begins in Year 5 and extends to Year 13. The SEND Code of Practice 2015 advocates a graduated response to meeting students’ needs. The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO), Matthew Orr, and teachers will review the approaches adopted.
It is important to stress that the student and parents will be at the centre of this procedure having full involvement at each and every stage.
This continuum covers three tiers of support:
- Universal Support
- Targeted Support
- Specialist Support
Universal Support includes the entitlement of all students to support, advice and guidance to maximise their achievement and aspirations.
Targeted Support includes the strands of support for identified students who require specific intervention at specific times during their learning journey.
Specialist Support includes the strands of support for the students with additional and Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND), in terms of learning, communication, social and emotional and physical barriers to learning and progress.
The overriding aim of the Support for Achievement Strategy is to raise the academic achievement and aspirations of all students, by ensuring individuals receive support, information and guidance, which is well timed and at an appropriate level and type to meet their needs. At every stage of the above graduated approach, the college will ensure delivery of the provision and hold regular reviews of the appropriateness of that provision.
You can contact Matthew Orr, our SEN Co-ordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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