What is SEND & Who Supports SEND?
At Beacon we believe that everyone can ‘Shine Brightly’. This inclusive ethos is disseminated throughout the school and children are made to feel part of the team. We have high aspirations of all pupils, including children working within our ARB unit. We aim for our children to enjoy their school experiences with an enthusiasm for learning and making good progress. We achieve this through high quality teaching, supportive staff and a passion for supporting children to achieve their full potential.
Beacon are sensitive to the individual needs of all children within the school and lessons are tailored to meet these varying needs. We work closely with outside agencies as well as supporting parents through our Pastoral team. We have qualified and knowledgeable staff who work with children who have specific needs and ensure that children have full access to our broad and balanced curriculum.
The SEND code of practice identifies 'four broad areas of need and support'
- Communication and interaction
- Cognition and learning
- Social, emotional and mental health
- Sensory and/or physical needs.
At Beacon we have a variety of intervention and provision strategies in place to support children with each of these four areas of need. This includes interventions such as Read Write Inc intervention, IDL dyslexia support programmes, Fun fit, sensory activities and access to our sensory room/spaces. It also includes ensuring we receive support from external agencies such as Educational Psychologist, Cognition and learning teams we well as Occupational therapists and Physios.
Our vision for children with special educational needs and disabilities at Beacon is the same as for all children and young people – that they achieve well in their early years, at school and in college, and lead happy and fulfilled lives.
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