SEND/ Additional Needs

Special educational provision is educational or training provision that is additional to or different from that made generally for others of the same age. This means provision that goes beyond the differentiated approaches and learning arrangements normally provided as part of high quality, personalised teaching. It may take the form of additional support from within a setting or require involvement of specialist staff or support services.

We believe that all children will be successful through an engaging, inspiring, relevant curriculum that encourages children to learn through inquiry and exploration while developing confidence and pride in their own ability.

Our school strives hard to ensure that all pupils:

  • Have a wide and balanced curriculum which is differentiated to meet individual needs
  • Can learn and make progress according to their individual developmental trends
  • Are assessed using appropriate assessment tools and guidelines
  • Have equal access to resources, provision and interventions as needed

Our School has a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) who is responsible for the management of provision and or support for identified pupils with SEND. They will also coach and support teachers and other staff to enable them to provide appropriate assessment and focussed provision for children in their class with SEND.

All teachers are teachers of SEND pupils and as such provide quality first teaching which takes account of the particular individual needs of pupils with SEN within the classroom.

Please find below links to our Local Offer which provides information about the schools SEND provision ( type school name in search bar) , as well as our SEN policy and information from Portsmouth Parent Voice ( Run by parents for parents of children and young people with additional needs or disability). Additionally, there is a link below to access the newsletters produced by Portsmouth Parent Voice.

Resource links for parents of SEN children

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