At The Hermitage School we ensure that all children are valued equally, regardless of their abilities and/or social, emotional or behavioural needs. We understand that many pupils will have special educational needs at some time during their school life and that the best way of helping them is for everyone involved to work together. We are committed to valuing and nurturing each child as an individual who will achieve their best and develop an enthusiasm for lifelong learning.
The class teacher will take the individual needs of all children into account when planning the curriculum. If the class teacher has concerns about a child, they will promptly discuss this with their Team Leader, the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) and parents. The Class Teacher, Team Leader, SENCo and Assessment Leader will regularly review children’s progress in all areas of school life. There are a variety of ways in which we will support children to ensure that they have a fulfilled education and reach their potential. Parents are kept informed and are actively asked to give their support throughout their child’s time at the school. We adhere to the SEND Code of Practice published by the DfES.
- We aim to enable and encourage all children to develop their full potential
- We aim to identify students with special educational needs as early as possible
- We aim to provide a broad, balanced curriculum relevant to the needs of all our pupils
- We aim to encourage pupils to develop confidence and self-esteem and to recognise the value of their own contributions to their learning
- We aim to identify and assess the children with special needs and to make sure that the arrangements made for these children are in line with the requirements of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act
- We aim to foster links between support services, home and school