Lyndon School aims to support all students who have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) to achieve to their full potential. As for every student in the school, we aim for students with SEND to make three levels of progress during their 5 years with us. We achieve this by advice and guidance to class teachers, in class support and other appropriate mechanisms.
Central to the provision is close monitoring of the progress students are making and immediate action if they are not making sufficient progress.
We will work in partnership with parents and carers and also be realistic and honest about our ability to meet the specific needs of students as our environment and provision is not appropriate for every student.
|Miss C Vines||Trust Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator, (SENDCO) with strategic responsibility for educational provision for SEN students|
|Ms J Hill||Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator, (SENDCO) with responsibility for the day to day educational provision for SEN students|
|Mr Richard Bohdanowitsch||Assistant Principal (Behaviour)|
The Special Educational Needs Policy is monitored by the Board of Directors.
The SENDCO presents SEND issues to Academy Councillors at Governors meetings, through the Head teacher’s Report, and through meetings with the Academy Councillor with responsibility for the school’s arrangements and provision for meeting Special Educational/Disability Needs.
The Academy Councillor with responsibility for SEND is appointed annually at the first full Academy Council meeting of the school year. (Approach Clerk to the Council for further details).
The Academy Councillor with specific oversight for the provision for students with Special Educational Needs for the academic year 2018 – 2019 is Zabun Nasar.
Lyndon School is currently undertaking a review of the Special Educational Needs Policy to meet the new requirements for SEND in line with the new SEND Code of Practice effective from 1 September 2014. To provide an improved, compliant policy we are committed to co-producing our policy with families, children and young people.
In the next half term we will be revising our SEND policy to coincide with the publication of our school offer. The Local Authority website also provides information about the Solihull local offer.
SEN Support Plans or an Education Health Care Plan will eventually help replace the current system of Statements. Conversions by the Local Authority will take place between the 1 September 2014 and the 1 April 2018.
The Local Offer will help you to find information about what universal, targeted and specialist provision is available for children and young people with SEND in Solihull and Birmingham and how to access different types of services and support.
Solihull has a SEND 0-25 service based at Elmwood Place, 37 Burtons Way, Smiths Wood, Solihull, B36 0UG. This service brings together key professionals to provide services for eligible children and young people with SEND.
Solihull Special Educational Needs & Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) aims to:
Offers impartial information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities.
The service is impartial, confidential, and free. If you’re a parent or young person being assessed, the service can:
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