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SEND

COVID-19 Update

 

For details on SEND Information Report COVID-19 Annex, please click here.

 

Please find the latest letter from the Department of Health & Social Care to “all children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), their parents/carers and families, and others who support them.”

 

This letter outlines changes to the law, EHCP plans and funding for SEND students. Additionally, includes links to further key resources and guidance on COVID-19. Please click here.

 

SEND & Inclusion

Corby Technical School is an inclusive, mainstream secondary school and we value all learners irrespective of their ability and additional needs. We recognise that every student has different needs and from the personalised curriculum to the support from learning mentors. Our aim is create an environment where every student can succeed at Corby Technical School.

Students with special educational needs and disabilities are well supported within the Academy with staff encouraging them become independent learners. Students' progress is monitored carefully. The inclusion department provides specialist support for students with special educational needs through individual and small group programmes of study. It works in ways that are matched to the student’s particular needs providing, for example, literacy support and/or social, emotional and behaviour interventions. Partnership with students, their parents and other outside agencies ensures that students make good progress.

SEN students are supported within classrooms through Quality First Teaching, ensuring that teachers have the knowledge of the students in front of them and their needs to provide a suitable, supportive and high quality learning environment. Additionally, some students with special educational needs receive support from a teaching assistant to support learning inside of the classroom or through the delivery of additional supportive interventions outside of the classroom. The main aim of the intervention is to equip students with the skills to become independent learners.

The varied teams that make up the school are committed to providing the best possible care and support to all students, especially those students who are faced with difficulties and challenges that present barriers to their learning. These teams are keen to strengthen the partnerships between student, parents, the school and other agencies to ensure that students receive the best possible support.

Policies and SEN Information Report

The policies relating to SEN can be found by clicking on the links below

SEN Information Report

 Accessibility Plan

Brooke Weston Trust Special Education Needs Policy

 

Can be found here

Northamptonshire County Council’s Local Offer

Can be found here

SEN/Additional Needs Team

Ms Elizabeth James

Vice Principal Student Welfare
Senior Leader with responsibility for student welfare

Mr Kieron Chatfield

SENCO
Responsibility for management and co-ordination of SEND students.

Mrs Caroline Walpole

Teaching Assistant
To work with teachers to support teaching and learning, providing general and specific assistance to students.

Mrs Claire Wiley

Teaching Assistant
To work with teachers to support teaching and learning, providing general and specific assistance to students.

Ms Lynsey Paul

Teaching Assistant
To work with teachers to support teaching and learning, providing general and specific assistance to students.

Ms Rahena Ahmed

Teaching Assistant
To work with teachers to support teaching and learning, providing general and specific assistance to students.

The SEN Area

‘The Hub’. This centre is the main base for interventions at Key Stage 3 and 4 and is the main base for Teaching Assistants and the SENCO. A small room facilitated by the SEND team to support students academically, socially and behaviourally.

Curriculum

Intent

  •  Every child should be able to access a good quality education tailored to their needs, with access to quality first teaching, an accessible curriculum and an inclusive environment. 
  • Every child deserves to succeed at school.
  • Every child, whatever their needs or disadvantages, should be educated to the highest standard, enjoy their time in school, feel safe, achieve their full potential and begin to be shaped into adults who will contribute to society and lead full and independent lives. 
  • At Corby Technical School 'every teacher is a teacher of SEND'.
  • At Corby our SEND students are supported to fulfil their potential and encouraged to strive for success.