Riverside Bridge School SEN Policy
This policy has been written with reference to the Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years
The policy describes the way in which Riverside Bridge School meets the needs of its pupils all of whom experience barriers to learning arising from special educational needs. It sets out the procedural arrangements and responsibilities for governors, the head of school and members of staff in providing a school experience for children with SEND where all can achieve their full potential.
This policy should be read in conjunction with the school’s policies on admissions, teaching and learning, assessment and reporting, health and safety and equal opportunities.
The aims of the Governing Body in making provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities
Riverside Bridge School is committed to providing an ethos, environment and culture sympathetic to and understanding of the issues involved in providing a fair and appropriate education for students with special educational needs and disabilities. The school is committed to ensuring the entitlement of all its students to a broad and balanced education, an inclusive curriculum and integration into all aspects of school life, without stigma, prejudice or discrimination.
The school has a culture of high expectation and seeks to enable every child achieve their best and become confident individuals living fulfilled lives.
Special Educational Needs at Riverside Bridge School
Riverside Bridge School is a co-educational free special school for pupils with severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorder with cognitive learning difficulties. All our pupils have a learning difficulty / disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.
Pupils are deemed to have a learning difficulty if they:
• have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of pupils of the same age; or
• have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for pupils of the same age in schools within the area
They are deemed to have a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. (Section 6), Equality Act 2010.
View the full SEN Policy Here