The following are the main contacts for Special Educational Needs and Disability at our school: Mr S White is the Head Teacher Mrs L Hearn is our designated SEN Governor Dr C Lear is our Assistant Headteacher (VALT) SENCo, with NASC qualification (Deputy designated safeguarding lead). Mrs C Daniels is our Deputy SENCo. It is the AHT-SENDCo’s job to: Oversee the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEND policy Liaise with the relevant Designated Safeguarding lead where a looked after Student has SEND / Safeguarding concerns Advise teachers on using a graduated approach to providing SEND support Advise on the deployment of the school’s delegated budget and other resources to meet the Student’s needs effectively Liaise with parents/carers of Students with SEND Liaise with and be a key point of contact for external agencies Ensure that the school keeps the records of all SEND Students up to date Work with primary schools, colleges and secondary colleagues to ensure smooth transitions 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.