SEND Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LEARNING SUPPORT DEPARTMENT

Looking after the learning progress of students with Special Educational Needs by:

  • Ensuring that all students with special educational needs/disabilities are provided with the opportunity to achieve academic, social and economic success
  • Advising teaching staff about the individual needs of students with Special Educational needs/disabilities and giving advice on how to meet those individual needs
  • Assessing students to ensure that the most appropriate access arrangements are put in place during formal assessment periods/exams
  • Providing additional out of lesson activities to progress individual students and groups of students
  • Co-ordination of Learning Support Assistant in-class support to ensure that all students with SEND achieve appropriate academic progress in line with target grades and in co-operation with the teacher
  • To work closely with the House Leaders for Guidance base to ensure all aspects of school life are supported

Looking after the learning progress of students who are experiencing difficulties in maintaining progress by:

  • Monitoring of students in conjunction with the whole staff to ensure progress for all students
  • Advising teaching staff about the individual needs of students
  • Assessing students to ensure that the most appropriate access arrangements are put in place during formal assessment periods/exams
  • Providing additional out of lesson activities to progress individual students and groups of students

Looking after the learning progress of students with temporary/long term medical needs by:

  • Completion of Health and Safety plans for individual students
  • Completion of Health Care Plans for individual students
  • Providing opportunities for staff to be trained to supervise students who may have additional temporary/long term medical needs
  • To liaise with the medical staff in school with regard to medication etc

Looking after the learning progress of students who are in the care of Hampshire or neighbouring Local Authorities by:

  •  Appointing a key member of staff
  • Ensure that confidentiality is maintained and that the student is provided with a discreet and confidential individual support package within the school setting
  • Attend core group meetings to ensure protection plan is adhered to
  • Liaise with other professionals
  • Be available during the school day to provide support for the student if required

Looking after the learning progress of students with temporary/long term behaviours which prevent them from accessing full time mainstream education by:

  • Liaise with House Leaders for Guidance/Deputy Head Inclusion  so that Individual Programmes can be provided for students to access mainstream curriculum lessons under the supervision of specialist staff. This provision will support their learning needs and social and emotional well being
  • Providing individual learning programmes for students in order that they will achieve academic success as well as social/emotional support to address overcoming learning barriers
  • Provision and co-ordination of educational training opportunities available for KS4 students on an individual basis
  • Providing a placement at an alternative type of provision at the Forest Education Centre whereby students are provided with learning/social and emotional support to access KS4 qualifications under the supervision of specialist staff in a specialist environment

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