At the Charles Dickens School, we are committed to Quality First Teaching and personalised provision, in accordance with the SEN Code of Practice, 2015.
Learners needs are met through a graduated approach starting at a whole-school level of personalised teaching, with additional support that can be introduced to overcome barriers. Provision should continually evolve with our students’ development to maximise on successes and to overcome emergent or developing needs. We are committed to working with all families and the community to support our students. If a student with SEND is not making their expected progress we offer targeted intervention and whole-school initiatives as outlined in the links on this page.
We have a commitment to high quality and meaningful teaching and learning, captured in our Teaching and Learning policy.
What is the Special Educational Needs (SEN) information report?
The SEN information report details the provision that The Charles Dickens School offers to students with special education and disability needs. To find out more about the new SEND code of practice, visit the SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years on the Department for Education website.
A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. At The Charles Dickens School we are determined to identify and meet the needs of all students in order to allow them to arrive at and even exceed their potential. Our school building is accessible via lifts and has disabled toilets. Our SEND and equalities policies can be found on our website and any queries can be directed to our SENCO, Sarah Foster firstname.lastname@example.org our Deputy Head teacher i/c of Teaching and Learning and inclusion, Kristy Harrison email@example.com our Secondary Ready Lead Teacher (SENCO qualification obtained) Katherine Bennet firstname.lastname@example.org Deputy SENCO Jo Furlong email@example.com or our SEN Administrator, Holly Cruttenden firstname.lastname@example.org
Total number of students on roll: 1081
Number of students with Statements (EHCPs from February 2018): 14
Number of students identified as SEN support: 89
Number of students identified as having a disability: 14
The links here relate to those students who have difficulties that affect their learning and are recognised as needing specific types of support. Follow the links below to find out more about how we work to support young people with a range of additional needs.
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