Local Authority Offer
Local Authorities have a responsibility to provide information about the provision which is available for children and young people experiencing Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
You can find this here : Sandwell SEND
As part of this responsibility our school should describe its SEND offer. This is outlined below :
We are a ‘split site’ school supporting and educating students who experience Social Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties.
Shenstone Lodge is a KS1, KS2 and KS3 provision near Lichfield, Staffs.
It has residential facilities for those children who, it is felt, will benefit from a ‘wrap around curriculum’.
The Brades Lodge is in Tividale, Oldbury and educates students in KS3 and KS4.
The school secured a ‘GOOD’ rating from its latest Ofsted inspection in November 2013.
All students have access to:
A curriculum with a strong focus on developing core academic skills, using a range of interventions to improve reading, writing and maths
Support to develop a range of strategies to make more positive behaviour choices
Regular assessment and monitoring of progress to ensure learning is secure and under-performance is addressed
Opportunities to engage in a variety of off-site and adventurous activities
High levels of multi-agency collaboration to support your child’s learning as appropriate
Close working relationships with Parents and Carers to support the best interests of the child
Enhanced learning opportunities through Pupil Premium Funding as appropriate
Additional Special Educational Need Support
If your child is not making expected progress we will:
Meet with Parents and Carers to discuss next steps
Identify a suitable academic or behavioural intervention and measure the impact over a defined period of time
Liaise with appropriate professionals (eg. Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist etc.) for further advice and implement suggested plans, as appropriate, against set time limits