SEND

What is the Age Range of pupils at Brook Mead12 to 16 years
Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo)
Academy Councillor with responsibility for SEND
Contact InfromationEmail (admin)

Email (SENCo)

Local Offer Webpage Linkhttps://www.leicester.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/special-educational-needs-sen/

Introduction

Brook Mead Academy is proud to be an inclusive school, valuing the individuality of all young people. We are committed to giving all our pupils every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards. We do this by taking account of pupils’ varied life experiences and needs. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and have high expectations of all our children. The achievements, attitudes and well being of all our pupils matter and are celebrated. This section shares the policies and practices that we have in place to ensure these aspirations become apparent.

What is SEND?

The Code of Practice 2014 states that:

‘A pupil has SEN where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.’

The Four broad areas of need identified within the SEN Code of Practice 2014 are:

  • Communication and Interaction (e.g. speech articulation, stammering, speech and language delay, autism etc)
  • Cognition and Learning (e.g. global learning difficulties, dyslexia, dyscalculia etc)
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (e.g. anxiety, depression, eating disorders, obsessive, compulsive disorder (OCD) etc)
  • Sensory and Physical Needs (Visual impairment, hearing impairment, sensory needs (e.g. autism, dyspraxia, toileting issues, physical disability etc)
Type of SENDProvision In Place
Communication and Interaction (e.g. speech articulation, stammering, speech and language delay, autism etc) 
Cognition and Learning (e.g. global learning difficulties, dyslexia, dyscalculia etc) 
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (e.g. anxiety, depression, eating disorders, obsessive, compulsive disorder (OCD) etc) 
Sensory and Physical Needs (Visual impairment, hearing impairment, sensory needs (e.g. autism, dyspraxia, toileting issues, physical disability etc) 

Where can I find the schools Accessibility Policy?

What are the admission arrangements for pupils with SEND at Brook Mead?

What are the arrangements for supporting pupils with SEN who are looked after by the local authority?

What expertise and training of staff do Brook Mead provide to support pupils with SEN?

What facilities are provided to assist access to the academy?

What equipment and facilities do we have to support pupils with SEND?

What support services are available?

How does Brook Mead adapt the curriculum and the learning environment of pupils with SEND?

How does Brook Mead ensure that pupils with SEN are enabled to engage in activities available with pupils in the academy who do not have SEN?

What steps are taken to prevent pupils with SEND from being treated less favourably than other pupils?

How will Brook Mead evaluate the effectiveness of the provision made for pupils with SEN?

How does Brook Mead assess and review pupil’s progress towards outcomes

How does Brook Mead consult parents of children with SEND and involve them in their child’s education

How does Brook Mead consult pupils with SEND and involve them in their education

What support for improving emotional and social development does Brook Mead offer?

How does Brook Mead involve other bodies, including health and social care bodies, local authority support services and voluntary sector organisations, in meeting pupil’s SEN and supporting their families?

How does Brook Mead support pupils with SEND in the transfer between phases of education/the preparation for adulthood and independent living

What are the arrangements for handling complaints from parents of children with SEN about the provision made at Brook Mead?

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