We are committed to quality of opportunity and ensuring that all students can thrive at The Matthew Arnold School. We have a designated SENCo and team of trained teaching assistants who work across the school and in a bespoke base in the centre of the school. We adhere to our published SEND policy and are guided by the following principles:
- We work with students and parents and to improve outcomes for individuals, and strategically to ensure our operational arrangements and services delivery better reflects their needs.
- Our offer has been developed in partnership with students with SEN or Disability and their parents, and education, health and care partners.
- We ensure that there is a source of independent information, advice and support for parents, and students with SEN and disabilities, across education, health and care.
- We comply with the 0-25 SEND Code of Practice to ensure that provision meets the requirements on teaching, curriculum and wider policies.
- We engage with students with SEND and their families and put in place arrangements (or structures) on how we will regularly engage and discuss progress.
- We monitor and track the progress and development of students with SEN and identify and deliver any training needed by staff.
- We work with the LA in relation to delegated funding, joint commissioning, EHC plans and implications of personal budgets to ensure that our students receive the best support available
- We have suitable arrangements in place to support students with medical conditions.
- We review students currently recorded as SEN K and put in place SEN support. This includes setting clear targets for progress, agreeing what support should be provided and track how it is working.
- We support new students using our best endeavours including SEN Support, person centred approaches and working with families.
- We record all those who need special educational provision in the school census.
- We have effective partnerships with post-16 providers and adult services (including employment) to smooth transition between stages for those who require it.
- We have a co-ordinated education health and care assessment process in place so that we can issue final EHC plans within a maximum of 20 weeks, where students need one.
To view The Matthew Arnold Local Offer Response please click below, or contact the SEND Lead:
Mrs L Wheller
01784 457275 extension 5181