Our aim is to offer effective, high quality SEND support to enable students to access courses that are beneficial to their personal enrichment and future economic well-being. We will remove barriers to learning and allow students to be enthusiastic about learning and to have high expectations in the pursuit of excellence. Our LSA team promotes the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all students. We want our students to uphold British values and be respectful to others as well as to be tolerant and understanding of others differences. We want to promote a culture of inclusivity and for our students to be safe, resilient and reflective and be able to make informed choices that effect positively on their own well-being.
At The Burgate School and Sixth Form we are determined that students with SEND achieve excellent outcomes in their GCSEs that are as good as or better than their non-SEND peers. In two of the last three years this has been achieved. We are very proud of these results and they are testament to the hard work of the students and the tailored support they received from teachers and Learning Support Assistants.
We recognise that all students have the right to take part fully in every aspect of the life of the school and we do everything we can to make this possible. We are committed to making our curriculum and extra-curricular activities accessible to all our students and we are striving to make our school site and buildings as accessible as possible to all our students, staff, parents and users.
Students with SEND might have difficulty with:
According to his/her level of need, a child may be at one of two stages on the SEN Code of Practice:
Outcomes for students: The extra help the school offers will enable each child to:
Partnership with parents: The school works in partnership with parents to meet each child’s needs. This means:
The school SEND policy is reviewed every year and revised in discussion with parents/carers, students, staff and trustees.
Exam Access Arrangements Policy
The school's exam access arrangements policy can be accessed here.
The Local Authority SEND Policy
A copy of the Local Authority SEND Policy and lots of information, advice and guidance is available on the Hampshire County Council website:www3.hants.gov.uk/childrens-services/specialneeds.htm
Dealing with complaints
Parents who are not satisfied with the school’s provision for their child should write to the Headteacher in the first instance, explaining the nature of their concerns. If necessary the Board of Trustees can be involved. If the matter cannot be resolved, parents are entitled to pursue the matter through the external complaints procedure set out on page 245 of the SEND Code of Practice.
If you have any other questions or concerns about SEN provision at The Burgate School and Sixth Form please contact: SENCO: Mr Philip Brennan SEN Trustee: Mrs Wendy Gregoire at The Burgate School and Sixth Form: Phone: 01425 652039 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dyslexia - SpLD Trust An excellent website giving lots of useful information: http://www.interventionsforliteracy.org.uk/
For parents of students and young people aged 0-19 with additional needs: http://www.parentvoice.info/?f
Wiltshire Parent Carer Council: Improving Local Services for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities: http://wiltshireparentcarercouncil.co.uk/en/Home_Page
Contact a Family A charity offering support to families of disabled children. A very useful website providing information and free resources. http://www.cafamily.org.uk/
The Department for Education
National Literacy Trust Literacy charity for adults and children http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/