Many children have special educational needs at some time during their education. These may be of a short duration or over a longer period of time.
We cater for children with special educational needs, providing the need can be met in a mainstream school. Support is provided in a variety of ways in order to best meet the needs of the children. This can include individual support or small group support either in the classroom or through withdrawal for short periods of input.
Click here to see New End’s Local Offer.
The school has wheel-chair access to all classes on the ground floor, but no access at present beyond this point. We have disabled toilet facilities. Classrooms have acoustic tiling to benefit hearing impaired children and adults. Window blinds in classrooms and halls also benefit visually impaired children. Click here to see the school’s Accessibility Plan.
The progress of all our children is carefully monitored each term. Children with special educational needs are placed on the Special Educational Needs Register and provided with appropriate tasks which address their needs and abilities.
Parents and carers of children on the Special Educational Needs Register are always consulted and involved. When necessary, we call on outside agencies for further support and advice. This may include the Education Psychology Service, Education Welfare Service, Pupil Support Service or medical services.
The governing body of the school monitors policy and practice on a regular basis.
Mrs Heidi Meakin is the school’s SENDCO. Dr Susan Blake is the named link governor for special educational needs.
Also see our New End SEND Policy
Click for the school’s Equality Policy and Medical Needs Policy.