Arrangements for the Admission of Pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
The arrangements for the admission of children with disabilities (or Special Education Needs) are very much the same as the admission arrangements for all pupils. However, as much detailed information as possible is gathered so that a child’s disabilities, within the context of the school, can be rapidly and sympathetically identified and individual arrangements made where necessary.
Pupils are assisted through programmes delivered in either 1:1 or small group sessions. They may also have in-class support, particularly in numeracy or literacy. Pupils with significant disabilities or special educational needs may have a ‘Education Health and Care Plan’ or in some cases may have practical arrangements outlined on an Individual Education Plan, ensuring that every effort is made to remove any barriers to learning so that they may access all parts of the curriculum.
The school seeks to be inclusive to all and has a purpose-built disabled toilet and wash room facility to allow the admission of pupils with moderate physical disabilities. This facility, along with two further disabled toilets and improvements in other aspects of disability access, places the school in a good position to accept pupils with disabilities.
Pupils are encouraged to take part in an extensive range of extra-curricular activities at lunch times and after school. Every effort is made to ensure that all pupils are able to participate in the PE curriculum, clubs, trips and residential visits.
The School’s Accessibility Plan
As required under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, the school has an Action Plan which shows improvements that could be made in order to increase access to the school by pupils with disabilities. A ‘lunch club’ is also available to some children who find the longer, less structured part of the day more challenging. Issues have been identified and a variety of actions suggested, to remedy any deficiencies.
Northamptonshire County Council Local Offer
The Local Offer publishes services available for children and young people (aged 0-25) with special educatio nal needs and disabilities. Please visit https://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/SEND/local-offer