SEND & Support For Achievement

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:

  1. Universal Support
  2. Targeted Support
  3. 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 our SEN Co-ordinator via email at


Resource Download
Parent Info Visit Our Page
Additional Needs Parent Questionnaire View & Complete
Education, Health and Care Plans – All You Need to Know View & Complete
SEN Information Report Download File
SEND Policy Download File
Wakefield Local Offer Visit Site
Accessibility Plan, Policy And Procedures Download File
Auxiliary Aids And Equipment Policy Download File
Supporting Students With Medical Conditions Download File
Wellbeing Package Visit Page
Single Equality Policy Download File
Additional Needs Register Protocol Download File
Access Arrangements Policy Download File
Word Processor Policy (Exams) Download File
Nurture Protocol Download File
Wakefield News & Views – Newsletter Spring 2022 Download File
Wakefield Newsletter Download File
Year 6 Transition Parents Booklet Download File

Information Network Register

The Information Network Register (IN) (formerly known as the Disabled Children’s Register) for the Wakefield District is for children and young people aged 0-25yrs with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.

The register helps to support families by offering the option of receiving information about training, support services, consultation and a regular newsletter. Families can also opt to receive a free Max Card, offering discounted entry to over 3000 venues across the country.

Resource Download
Max Card Flyer Download File
IN Postal Application Form Download File
IN Practitioners Application Form Download File
IN Supplementary Child Form Download File
IN Transparency Notice Download File