Our SEN Policy is in keeping with the Academy’s aims, its Teaching and Learning policies, and its Equality of Opportunity as well as National directives and Local guidance. Atlantic Academy is committed to a policy of inclusion: one in which the teaching, learning, achievements, attitudes and well being of all students matter. The Governing Body believes that all students, regardless of ability and behaviour, are valued equally at Atlantic Academy. Students who have been identified as having different learning requirements are not viewed as a separate entity but are valued and respected as equal members of a learning community where different children’s needs are recognised and met through varied and flexible provision throughout the curriculum.
- To ensure that all students, whether or not they have SEND, have access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, which is differentiated to meet their individual needs.
- To ensure early identification assessment and provision for any student who may have special educational needs.
- To help every child realise his or her full potential and optimise their self-esteem.
- To enable all staff to play a part in identifying SEND students and to take responsibility for recognising and addressing their individual needs. To encourage the whole Academy community to demonstrate a positive attitude towards SEND.
- To encourage an effective parent partnership in developing and implementing a joint learning approach at home and at the Academy.
- To follow the Code of SEN Practice (2014/15) and subsequent changes in national policies and guidelines, which recommends a graduated approach whereby appropriate actions, Early Intervention/Graduated Approaches and Education Health and Care Plans, are matched to the individual child’s needs.
- To be informed by national and local SEND guidance.