Special Educational Needs and Disability
At Ashby School, we want all students with SEND to leave equipped with the personal and academic skills essential to fulfil their potential as confident and independent young adults who will make a positive impact in society.
We are proud of the achievements of students with SEND. Alongside academic achievements, our students develop socially and emotionally and develop their independence.
We are very fortunate as a school to have a large Learning Support department with trained and experienced members of staff to work with students 1-2-1, in small groups or within the classroom. Intervention is targeted based on student need and is closely evaluated; the focus of all interventions is to develop strategies that will have a positive effectacross the whole curriculum. Therefore, intervention is also monitored for its impact on whole school achievement.
The Learning Support department is based at Lockton House and works in partnership with mainstream teachers, parents and outside agencies to provide quality assessment and monitoring of students’ learning needs, effective classroom support and guidance and specialist individualised or small-group tuition in literacy and numeracy.
The Personalised Learning Centre, also based at Lockton House, supports students with short-term medical or emotional needs.
We have a secure transition process whether a student is transferring to us in Year 10 or within the academic year. Gathering information from all parties involved in the student’s care is paramount to ensuring the student feels confident in their own abilities from day one.
Ashby School will aim to provide the following:
• To identify student with special educational needs and disabilities as early as possible in their school careers
• To ensure that all students have access to a broad and balanced curriculum
• To provide a differentiated curriculum appropriate to the individual's needs and ability and wherever possible, to meet those needs in the mainstream classroom
• To ensure that students with SEND take as full a part as possible in all school activities
• To ensure that parents of students with SEND are kept fully informed of their child's progress and attainment
• To offer effective management and appropriate distribution of information to parents, staff, outside agencies
• Along with other agencies, to offer guidance and counselling to individual students regarding post-16 decisions
• To clarify the roles and responsibilities of all those involved in ensuring that the above aims are carried out
• To continually update the training needs of staff with regard to special educational needs
SENDCo – Jessica Gibson
Deputy SENDCo – Nicola Conn
SEND Administrator – Rea Reeve
SEND Support Staff
Linda Cater – PLC Tutor