Code of practice

In September 2014 a new Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (DSEN) was agreed and adopted by all schools in England. As part of the new Code of Practice, we have reviewed our inclusion policies and approaches. For more information about the reforms please visit www.gov.uk/children-with-special-educational-needs

Currently, 13% of our pupils have a special educational need or disability which is in line with the national average for a school of our size. DSEN fall into four broad categories:

  • Cognition and Learning
  • Communication and interaction
  • Sensory and Physical
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health

We believe in helping children to access every aspect of academy life by removing barriers to learning. We do this using a graduated response by assessing our children, planning and implementing a personalised provision and then reviewing the impact (assess, plan, do, and review). We believe our approach to inclusion is outstanding and our partners in the Local Authority agree.

If your child has a special educational need or disability then it will be discussed with you at parent’s evening in the first instance (this is step two of our graduated response). If we feel that your child would benefit from more intensive support then you will be invited in to school every term to review their progress and plan their next steps (this is step three of our graduated response). We will also inform you if your child is taken off the DSEN register. We want to work with you as much as possible because you know your children better than we ever will. If you have any concerns about your child’s learning needs then speak to their class teacher.

More information about the academy’s approach to and policies for Inclusion and DSEN can be found on the website, including our academy’s local offer. North East Lincolnshire’s Local Offer can be found at localoffer.nelincs.gov.uk.

If your have any further questions or queries then please contact a member of the inclusion team.