Special Educational Needs
Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator (SENDCo) is Kate Miller
Contact details: Telephone 01142372723 ext 502
Assistant SENDCo is Jess Bryson: 01142372723 ext 691
Meadowhead Engagement and Welfare Team
Based in a specially designed student support area (the Bridge), the Engagement and Welfare Team brings together any support that pupils may need. Established to remove barriers to learning, the team consists of the Learning Support Team led by the school's Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and other experts including Educational Welfare Officers (EWOs), Behaviour Managers, Teaching Assistants, Learning Support Mentors and the Safeguarding Team.
The Bridge itself provides a space for 1:1 or group interventions in all areas of need. Some students may be offered the Bridge as a space to regulate if needed.
The team has close links with outside agencies and has regular meetings with many of their representatives.
Support in lessons and in small withdrawal groups is provided when needed for those students who have significant difficulties in making academic, emotional and social progress when compared to their peers.
The Council's Local Offer page is at: http://www.sheffielddirectory.org.uk/kb5/sheffield/fsd/localoffer.page
Please open the full policy and report at the foot of this page.
This policy and information report is based on the statutory Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice and the following legislation:
Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014, which sets out schools’ responsibilities for pupils with SEN and disabilities
The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014, which set out schools’ responsibilities for education, health and care (EHC) plans, SEN co-ordinators (SENCOs) and the SEN information report This policy also complies with our funding agreement and articles of association.
Understanding Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Sheffield City Council have put together these 4 short training videos to help parents/carers/anyone supporting someone with SEND to get a basic understanding of SEND (full details here, including useful links tying in with each video).
The training videos cover:
- what SEND means.
- understanding the language and tools used in SEND.
- important parts of legislation about SEND.
- how children and young people’s needs are identified and supported.
- where to find more information.