SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) at The Stable School
The Stable School values the contribution that every learner makes and welcomes a diversity of culture, religion and intellect. We are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all of our learners whatever their needs and abilities.
The school seeks to raise the levels of attainment, remove barriers to learning, and increase physical and curricular access to all. All learners are valued, respected and treated as equal members of the school. As such, provision for learners with SEND is a matter for the school as a whole.
All learners have an EHCP which is prepared by our school SENDCo, in consultation with teachers, families, learners and external partners. Teachers review these EHCP’s on a biweekly basis to monitor and evaluate the impact of the provision on learners, and these plans are updated termly. This ensures we are able to deliver effective assessment and diagnostic screening to identify any particular difficulties which may be preventing learners from making good progress and implement the appropriate support.
We work closely and collaboratively with parents and carers, ensuring consistent and ongoing discussions take place, as we understand the essential role this plays in every aspect of our special educational needs provision.
We provide support and advice to parents for regular (annual or sooner if required) reviews of Education and Health Care Plans (EHCPs) and providing necessary reports and documentation to support this – ensuring that the needs of the child are always at the centre of what we do. We can also arrange for assessments and/or intervention from outside agencies, and liaise and meet with external agencies who are involved in supporting our learners and their families.
Differentiated subject work, support programmes and assignments are implemented according to each learner’s needs and are delivered in the context of Quality First Teaching (QFT), by our committed team of teachers, teaching assistants and 1:1 teaching assistants. Our staff have access to continuous training and development opportunities in current special needs concerns to ensure they are always working with the most up to date special needs theory and practice.
We work with a number of professionals including Speech and Language Therapists and counsellors, and provide in-class support targeted at enabling young people to have access to the whole curriculum.