The following are the main contacts for Special Educational Needs and Disability at our school:

  • Mrs L Oyston is the Head Teacher
  • Mrs L Hearn is our designated SEN Governor
  • Mrs C Daniels is our Associate Assistant Head Teacher SENCo, wth NASC qualification.
  • Dr C Lear is our Director of SEND for VALT and Assistant Headteacher (VALT) SENCo, with NASC qualification (Deputy designated safeguarding officer).

It is the key responsibilities of the SENDCO’s to :

  1. Oversee the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEND policy
  2. Liaise with the SLT members and Designated Safeguarding lead where a looked after Student has SEND / Safeguarding concerns
  3. Co-ordinate provision for children with SEND
  4. Advise teachers on using a graduated approach to providing SEND support
  5. Advise on the deployment of the school’s delegated budget and other resources to meet the Student’s needs effectively
  6. Identify and implement the correct and appropriate support is provided for all SEND students through TAs, Teachers and key professionals.
  7. Liaise with parents/carers of Students with SEND
  8. Liaise with and be a key point of contact for external agencies
  9. Ensure that the school keeps the records of all SEND Students up to date
  10. Work with primary schools, colleges and secondary colleagues to ensure smooth transitions
  11. Work with the head teacher and school governors to ensure that the school meets its responsibilities with regard to reasonable adjustments and access arrangements

If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.

Compliments and Complaints

Compliments are always greatly received and can be passed on either directly to staff and the SENDCO, or formally recorded via our regular parents/carers’ questionnaires or in the form of a letter to the Head Teacher. These positive comments will be published on this area of our school website.

We hope that complaints about our SEND provision will be rare, however, if there should be a concern the process outlined in the school Complaints Policy should be followed.

Further information can be found in the Complaints Policy in the School Policies section of your website.

If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.