The GFM is committed to securing improvement through developing and embedding an inclusive culture within which all learners, including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), can be valued equally, treated with respect, and be provided with the opportunities and experiences to ensure they thrive and are successful.
The Code of Practice (2014) considers a young person to have SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for a special education provision to be made. This may be due to the student showing a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or having a disability that prevents or hinders them from making use of the facilities that are generally provided for others of the same age.
At Brune Park Community School, learners are identified as having SEND through a variety of ways including:
We use a wide range of tools, which form our Diagnostic Hub, to determine specific barriers to learning, including academic, emotional well being and how connected the young person feels to their own educational setting and self-view.
The needs of learners with a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND) fall into four broad areas of need:
Learners who are identified with SEND will be recorded on the SEND register. Staff will be informed of their needs and will be provided with guidance to support their learning in the classroom. A number of interventions are also available to help young people with their particular barriers to learning.
To help us meet the needs of every learner at Brune Park Community School, we have teams of colleagues who work together, with students, and with parents.
This helps us to personalise support for our learners and achieve a ‘small school feel in such a big school’. This support for all learners is co-ordinated by the Virtual School Leadership team.
Jan Dale is the Inclusion Operations Manager and is normally the first point of contact for any concerns or enquires about the support for learning.
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• School phone number: (023) 9258 7931
Sam Smithbone is the SEND Leader for KS4 and is supported by Gemma Patterson, Assistant SEND Leader and specialist assessor with the oversight of exam access arrangements.
Daniel Beck is the SEND Leader for KS3 and is supported by Rebecca Bryant, Assistant SEND Leader with a specialist knowledge of autism, language and communication.
Paul Candy is the Assistant Head Teacher with responsibility for developing reading skills and vocabulary.
Deanne Coombs is the Assistant Head Teacher with responsibility for SEND across the secondary phase.
Kerry Payne is the GFM Executive Lead for Inclusion which includes SEND.
Jean Morgan is the secondary phase committee member linked to SEND.