Special Educational Needs
The SEN & Inclusion Team:
Inclusion Manager/SENCO: Mrs R Walsh
Assistant SENCO: Mrs L Roberts and Mrs J Hampel
Quest Manager: Mrs A Burton
KS4 Alternative Education Coordinator: Mrs R Trippick
G&T Coordinator: Mr D Morgan
EAL Coordinator: Mrs R Pledger
Support: Mrs K Edmonds
Team of LSAs: Mrs D Bacon, Mrs L Callaghan, Mrs J Chalk, Mrs J Donnelly, Mrs J Fleming, Mrs A Hickey, Ms A Ince, Mrs J Murphy, Mrs S Schulz-Speed, Mrs C Spash, Mrs S Wallace
Inclusion at Chelmer Valley High School
We are committed to:
- Enabling students to learn to understand others, to value diversity whilst also promoting shared values,, and to develop the skills of participation and responsible action.
- Ensuring equal opportunities for all to succeed at the highest level possible, striving to remove barriers to access and participation in learning and extra curricular activities
- Building positive relations: with opportunities for students to take part in activities and receive services which build positive interaction and achievement for all
Aims of SEN Department
- To ensure full entitlement and access for SEN students to high quality education within a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum (including access to the National Curriculum) so that they can reach their full potential and enhance their self-esteem.
- To educate students with SEN, wherever possible, alongside their peers within the normal curriculum of mainstream schools after giving due consideration to the appropriate wishes of their parents and the necessity to meet individual needs.
- To stimulate and/or maintain student curiosity, interest and enjoyment in their own education.
- To enable SEN students to be familiar with a body of knowledge, skills, principles and vocabulary in order for them to lead full and productive lives. The Curriculum must be broad to promote intellectual, emotional, social and physical development, in order that students can develop as valuable member of society both now and in the future, e.g. students should develop a range of desirable personal qualities such as safety awareness, politeness, perseverance, initiative and independence.
- To identify and assess students with SEN as early and thoroughly as is possible and necessary.
- To fully involve parents and students in the identification, assessment and delivery of SEN and to strive for close co-operation between all agencies concerned and for a multi-disciplinary approach to the resolution of pertinent issues. When considering the ascertainable wishes of the child his/her age and powers of understanding must be considered. The support of parents and students is crucial if an individual education programme (IEP) is to be effectively implemented.
- To meet the needs of all students who have SEN by offering continual and appropriate forms of educational provision by the most efficient use of all available resources.