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Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Disabilities

Sellindge is a small school and we know all our pupils well. We are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all of our pupils whatever their needs or abilities.

 

The specific objectives of our AEN (additional educational needs) policy are:

  • to identify students with additional educational needs and disabilities and ensure that their needs are met
  • to ensure that students with additional educational needs and disabilities are enabled to join in with all the activities of the school
  • to ensure that all learners make the best possible progress
  • to ensure parents are informed of their child's additional needs and that there is effective communication between parents and school
  • to ensure that learners express their views and are fully involved in decisions which affect their education
  • to promote effective partnership and involve outside agencies when appropriate.

 

The named AEN coordinator for the school is Miss Diane Clark.  Diane is available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. She can be contacted via email at dclark@sellindge-ashford.kent.sch.uk.

 

A member of the Governing body, Mrs Alison Homewood, takes a special interest in AEN, although the Governing Body as a whole is responsible for making provision for pupils with special educational needs. The school has a minimum of one teaching assistant in each class who implements support and intervention programmes under the guidance of the AEN co-ordinator and the class teacher.

 

The Governing Body has agreed with the LA admissions criteria which do not discriminate against pupils with additional education needs or disabilities, and its admissions policy has due regard for the guidance in the Codes of Practice which accompany the SEN and Disability Act 2001. Parents or carers seeking the admission of a pupil with mobility difficulties are advised to approach the school well in advance so that consultations can take place.

To view the Kent Local Offer for special educational needs use the link below.