Karen Alston-Hewitt is our SEND and Inclusion Manager. She is super helpful, knowledgeable and able to talk more with any aspect of SEN. We may not know all the answers, but we will know someone who will be able to advise. Communication and team working are the way forward.

Catering for the needs of all Children

At Stramongate School we believe that every child is unique and special, and we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all. We are committed to developing cultures, policies and practices that are inclusive.

We have systems to identify when children have barriers affecting their learning and tailor specific interventions to enable pupils to overcome their barriers. This practice of personalising learning applies to all pupils across the learning spectrum including those who are identified as academically more able.

When children are identified as needing additional learning or behaviour support, the School adheres to the 2014 SEND Code of Practice. We ensure that each child’s needs are individually and appropriately catered for, and that any relevant outside agencies are involved in providing guidance and support.

The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is responsible for supporting, planning and monitoring interventions. This monitoring is used to ensure systems are effective and impact positively on a child’s progress.

Following discussions with parents and carers and assessments, pupils may be placed onto the SEND register at some point in their school career. For many, this involves a short burst of targeted intervention which may lead to them being removed again, while for others the support process is a longer one. In all cases our aim is to provide the very best education for pupils, allowing all children to fully achieve their potential.

Our Policy for Inclusion and Special Educational Needs can be accessed via the School’s website. Our SENCO and can be contacted via the School Office.

We would hope to be able to discuss any SEN complaints verbally and come to a mutual understanding and then move forward. Our school complaints policy would be followed if any parents felt the need to make a formal complaint.

SEND Policy (Autumn 2023)