Heartlands High School has 86 (5.4%) of students with EHCPs and 131 (8%) students with SEND.
In order to share information about our young people with SEND we create SEND Passports which include information on:
Explanation of need, progress data, challenges, strategies, key staff, provision,
All teaching staff are expected to attend meetings where this is given out and implement strategies in their lessons
We use this resource for the assessment of early number, computation and vocabulary for lower attaining children. It identifies areas of need and provides targeted teaching ideas through 'Sandwell Maths'.
Leading CPD sessions re. Code of Practice for staff to access to close the gap in knowledge/awareness of statutory requirements in class.
Appointment of Department SENCo to assist with leadership of SEND provision across the school.
We have developed a sensory zone in the KS1 building where children can have time out. It is a dark area with fibre-optic lighting and music. This has been invaluable for children with ASC and SEMH. We are currently developing a further sensory area in the KS2 building.
The Youth Justice SEND Project brings together Achievement for All (AfA), the Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM) and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) to form a powerful partnership to transform outcomes for young people who offend, or are at risk of doing so, and who have special educational needs, through supporting professionals to bring about a culture and behaviour change around effective SEND joint working.
This resource draws together the key findings from a large-scale investigation to find out ‘what works’ in SEN support. It accompanies the ‘SEN support: research evidence on effective approaches and examples of current practice in good and outstanding schools and colleges’ resource and is designed to inform the decisions leaders make about supporting learners with SEN in their settings.