Westbourne Academy’s offer on
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
Academy Transformation Trust Mission statement:
The Trust is committed to providing excellence for all pupils and supporting every child within our academies to achieve. As a Trust, we make every effort to be a truly inclusive. We welcome everybody into our academy community and aim to support every child to reach their full potential. We believe that:
- all children deserve a first-class education
- all schools can be transformed to being judged as outstanding
- all pupils can and should, leave education well prepared for their life ahead academically, personally, emotionally and professionally
- all of our staff feel valued and supported in reaching their full professional potential
The academy recognises that a child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them and, as defined in the Code of Practice 2014, a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:
- Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; or
- Have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.
The academy makes provision in accordance with the Code of Practice , the Children and Families Act [2014 ], Index for Inclusion [updated 2001] the Equality Act .
Our SEND policy and our practice aim to reflect these principles. Special Educational Needs or Disability is identified in terms of learning, communication, interaction, and emotional health, physical and sensory needs. The identification of SEND should be built into the overall approach to monitoring the progress and development of all pupils. ATT believes that each child and their parents have a right to be involved in making decisions and exercising choices.
ATT and our academies are committed to working in partnership with the child, parents, carers and outside agencies to identify needs, provide support for them and monitor the progress of all students. ATT recognises that there will be occasions when adjustments may be made to ensure full access to the curriculum and other activities.
The Trust’s objectives for SEND provision in all its academies:
- To ensure pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum.
- To provide a differentiated curriculum appropriate to the child’s needs and ability.
- To ensure the identification of all pupils requiring SEND provision as soon as possible.
- To ensure SEND pupils take as full a part in the life of the academy as possible.
- To ensure SEN pupils are listened to, particularly in relation to keeping them safe.
- To ensure parents are kept fully informed of their child’s progress and attainment.
- To ensure that SEND pupils are involved in making decisions affecting their future SEND provision.
- To liaise with specialists and other agencies to access specialist support for pupils and parents.
You can read the full details of Westbourne Academy's local SEND offer by clicking on the following link:
To view our Accessibility Plan and Policy please go to our Parents/Policies page.
You can obtain further information and advice from the links below:
For more information, please contact our SEND Coordinator Ms Abbott.
T: 01473 466174