SEND

What is the Age Range of pupils at Thurnby Mead4 to 12 years
Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo)
Academy Councillor with responsibility for SEND
Contact InfromationEmail (admin)

Email (SENCo)

Local Offer Webpage Linkhttps://www.leicester.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/special-educational-needs-sen/

Introduction

At Thurnby Lodge Academy our mission statement is “Believe, Achieve and Celebrate! “. We aim to support all our pupils including those with special educational needs and disabilities so that they can achieve their full potential. We have a designated specialist provision (DSP) for children with a statement or an Education, Health and Care Plan in which speech, language and communication is identified as their main area of need.

What is SEND?

The Code of Practice 2014 states that:

‘A pupil has SEN where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.’

The Four broad areas of need identified within the SEN Code of Practice 2014 are:

  • Communication and Interaction (e.g. speech articulation, stammering, speech and language delay, autism etc)
  • Cognition and Learning (e.g. global learning difficulties, dyslexia, dyscalculia etc)
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (e.g. anxiety, depression, eating disorders, obsessive, compulsive disorder (OCD) etc)
  • Sensory and Physical Needs (Visual impairment, hearing impairment, sensory needs (e.g. autism, dyspraxia, toileting issues, physical disability etc)
Type of SENDProvision In Place
Communication and Interaction (e.g. speech articulation, stammering, speech and language delay, autism etc) 
Cognition and Learning (e.g. global learning difficulties, dyslexia, dyscalculia etc) 
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (e.g. anxiety, depression, eating disorders, obsessive, compulsive disorder (OCD) etc) 
Sensory and Physical Needs (Visual impairment, hearing impairment, sensory needs (e.g. autism, dyspraxia, toileting issues, physical disability etc) 

Where can I find the schools Accessibility Policy?

What are the admission arrangements for pupils with SEND at Thurnby Mead?

What are the arrangements for supporting pupils with SEN who are looked after by the local authority?

What expertise and training of staff do Thurnby Mead provide to support pupils with SEN?

What facilities are provided to assist access to the academy?

What equipment and facilities do we have to support pupils with SEND?

What support services are available?

How does Thurnby Mead adapt the curriculum and the learning environment of pupils with SEND?

How does Thurnby Mead ensure that pupils with SEN are enabled to engage in activities available with pupils in the academy who do not have SEN?

What steps are taken to prevent pupils with SEND from being treated less favourably than other pupils?

How will Thurnby Mead evaluate the effectiveness of the provision made for pupils with SEN?

How does Thurnby Mead assess and review pupil’s progress towards outcomes?

How does Thurnby Mead consult parents of children with SEND and involve them in their child’s education

How does Thurnby Mead consult pupils with SEND and involve them in their education

What support for improving emotional and social development does Thurnby Mead offer?

How does Thurnby Mead involve other bodies, including health and social care bodies, local authority support services and voluntary sector organisations, in meeting pupil’s SEN and supporting their families?

How does Thurnby Mead support pupils with SEND in the transfer between phases of education/the preparation for adulthood and independent living

What are the arrangements for handling complaints from parents of children with SEN about the provision made at Thurnby Mead?

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