In this Section
We value all the children at Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy and we strive to give them the best education possible. To achieve this, some children may be identified as needing more individual support and monitoring.
In general terms, a child will be placed on the Special Educational Needs (SEN) register because the child is working at a level that is approximately two years or more above/below their peers or has behavioral, emotional or medical difficulties which is affecting his/her educational progress.
A child will be placed on the SEN register whilst he/she fulfills the criteria. It is not a permanent arrangement and in most cases it is seen as an intervention procedure. If this intervention is successful then the child will be removed from the register.
Special need provision in accordance with the code of practice is provided in three graduated stages.
School Action Plus
Individual Education Plan (IEP)
When a child is placed on the SEN register an IEP will be agreed between parents, the child and the class teacher. The IEP will show the child’s individual focussed targets, the achievement criteria and the action taken to achieve those targets.
At reviews, parents are updated on SEN progress and consulted when setting new targets. IEP reviews are held every 2 terms.
Provision varies according to the child’s individual needs. It may include in-class support, individual support, withdrawal groups, specialist intervention programmes. Support will be provided by different people according to the child’s needs e.g. class teacher, year group teaching assistant, SEN teaching assistant or outside agencies. Provision is recorded on the child’s IEP.
At all stages the child’s class teacher, in consultation with the SENCO, is responsible for the planning and delivery of individual SEN programmes.