SV Academy is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for all students, including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The academy strives to ensure that every student has access to the same opportunities to learn, achieve and succeed.
The academy has a designated SENCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) who works with teachers, parents and external agencies to provide tailored support and interventions for students with SEND. The academy also has a SEND Information Report, which outlines the provision and support available for students with SEND.
SV Academy recognises the importance of working in partnership with parents and carers, and involving them in decision making about their child’s education and support. The academy also seeks to promote positive attitudes towards students with SEND among all members of the school community.
SV Academy aims to provide a curriculum that is accessible to all students, and provides appropriate support and reasonable adjustments to enable students with SEND to participate fully in all aspects of school life. The academy also offers a range of extra-curricular activities to ensure that all students have the opportunity to engage in activities that interest them and develop their skills and confidence.
The SENCO, Learning Support Assistants and Mentors are here to support our students, students can access a range of specialist intervention as appropriate.
|Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO): Mis Sonia Ramanah|
Telephone: 0203 031 8240
Our Vision for SEND Students
As a school, SV Academy values and respects the individuality of every student, including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We aim to create an inclusive learning environment that caters to the diverse needs of our students, and we are committed to providing equal opportunities for all.
Our vision for SEND students is to ensure that they receive the appropriate support to enable them to reach their full potential. We strive to provide a tailored and personalised education for each SEND student, taking into account their individual needs and abilities. We work closely with parents, carers, and external professionals to ensure that our SEND students receive the necessary support and resources to overcome any barriers to learning.
At SV Academy, we believe that every student has the right to access a quality education, regardless of their special educational needs or disabilities. We are committed to providing a nurturing and supportive environment that promotes the physical, emotional, and social well-being of all our students, including those with SEND.
The SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Code of Practice is a legal framework that guides how schools, local authorities, and other agencies support children and young people with SEND. The Code of Practice is revised periodically, with the most recent edition published in 2015. Some of the key changes introduced in the 2015 Code of Practice include:
A focus on outcomes: The Code of Practice emphasizes the importance of achieving positive outcomes for children and young people with SEND, such as improved academic achievement, better social and emotional development, and greater independence.
Joint planning: The Code of Practice requires schools, local authorities, health services, and other agencies to work together to plan and deliver support for children and young people with SEND. This is intended to ensure that the support is coherent, integrated, and effective.
A new approach to identifying SEND: The Code of Practice introduces a new system for identifying children and young people with SEND, which is based on a graduated approach. This involves a cycle of assessment, planning, intervention, and review, with a focus on early identification and intervention.
The role of parents and young people: The Code of Practice places a greater emphasis on the involvement of parents and young people in decision-making about their support. This includes ensuring that their views and aspirations are taken into account, and that they are fully informed about their rights and the options available to them.
Changes to the categories of SEND: The Code of Practice introduces a new category of SEND called “Social, Emotional, and Mental Health” (SEMH), which replaces the previous categories of “Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties” (BESD) and “Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties” (EBD). The new category is intended to reflect a more holistic understanding of the social and emotional factors that can impact on a child’s development and well-being.
These changes reflect a growing recognition of the importance of a collaborative and outcome-focused approach to supporting children and young people with SEND. They also reflect a shift towards a more inclusive and person-centered approach that takes into account the unique needs and aspirations of each individual.