Statutory

Special Educational Needs

Our Mission Statement

We have high expectations of everyone; each member of our school community is nurtured and supported to develop academically, socially, emotionally and morally to be the best they can be. Every interaction between our members is well planned, deliberate and meaningful. Learning happens everywhere in our school, in a variety of different ways and together with our curriculum, we ensure that all students, regardless of starting points or barriers, enjoy learning and leave school equipped with the learning behaviours, acumen and skills to achieve academic success. We engender our students into lifelong learners who progress onto positive destinations, fulfil their high aspirations and make a positive contribution to society.

 

The aims of the SEN Department at Kinver High School

  • To make reasonable adjustments for those with a disability by ensuring increased access to the curriculum, the environment and to printed information for all;
  • To ensure that children and young people with SEN engage in the activities of the school alongside pupils who do not have SEN;
  • To reduce barriers to progress by embedding the principles in the National Curriculum Inclusion statement https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum
  • To use our best endeavours to secure special educational provision for pupils for whom this is required, that is “additional to and different from” that provided within the differentiated curriculum to better respond to the four areas of need:
  1. Communication and interaction
  2. Cognition and learning
  3. Social, mental and emotional health
  4. Sensory/physical
  • To request, monitor and respond to parent/carers’ and pupils’ views in order to evidence high levels of confidence and partnership;
  • To ensure a high level of staff expertise to meet pupil need, through well-targeted continuing professional development;
  • To support pupils with medical conditions so that they have, as far as reasonably possible, full inclusion in all school activities. This is ensured by consulting with appropriate health and social care professionals;
  • To work in cooperative and productive partnership with the Local Authority and other outside agencies, to ensure there is a multi-professional approach to meeting the needs of all vulnerable learners.

Please contact our SENDco Mrs Clarke if you would like to dicuss anything further: shayesclarke@kinverhigh.co.uk

To see Kinver High School’s Special Educational Needs Policy click here