Special Educational Needs (SEND)

The purpose of education for all children is the same; the goals are the same.  But the help and support that individual children need in progressing towards them will be different. Warnock Report, 1.4

Members of staff responsible for SEND

Mrs N Menzer – Assistant Headteacher

Miss R Jones – SENDCO

Tel: 0113 487 2837

Email: info@cockburnlca.org

Definition of Special Educational Needs

‘Special Educational Needs’ refers to additional needs in the following areas;

  • communication and interaction (including speech and language and autism)
  • cognition and learning (including specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia)
  • social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • sensory and/or physical needs (including medical conditions).

This means some specialist provision or support will need to be in place in order for a student to progress. This is provision above and beyond that offered to other students as part of the general offer at Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy.

A student that has SEND where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision; this provision is different from or in addition to that normally available to students of the same age. Making high quality teaching available to the whole class is likely to mean that fewer students will require such support. SEND Code of practice 2014.

Regular assessments of all students by teachers can identify pupils making less than expected progress in relation to their age and individual circumstances. The code characterises this progress as:

  • significantly slower than that of their peers starting from the same baseline
  • failing to match or better the child’s previous rate of progress
  • failing to close the attainment gap between the child and their peers
  • widening the attainment gap.

Progress in areas other than attainment is also emphasised, for example social skills and life skills, to support a successful transition to adult life. (SEND code of practice 2014.)

Mission Statement

At Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy we fully support and value the abilities and potential of all students. It is our duty to provide equal opportunities for every individual in our care and a safe and fully equipped learning environment which caters for the needs of every student. We are committed to inclusion within the academy curriculum and participation in all aspects of school life.

Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy adopts a whole school approach to Special Educational Needs and all staff work to ensure the inclusion of all students. The academy is committed to ensuring that all students with Special Educational Needs can achieve optimal educational outcomes regardless of ability.

Aims and Objectives

Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy aims to provide all students with access to a broad and balanced education. This includes the National Curriculum in line with the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice.

Our aims are:

  • to ensure that all students with Special Educational Needs have their needs identified as early as possible in order to support academic progression and continued good physical and mental health and wellbeing
  • to ensure that every student is protected from harm and neglect and that every effort is made to enable them to learn and grow independently and make progress from their starting levels of attainment
  • to ensure all students can access a balanced curriculum differentiated where appropriate to meet individual needs and strengths
  • to ensure that all students with Special Educational Needs are able to fully access the curriculum by providing additional support or additional resources where appropriate and by removing barriers to learning.

Our objectives are to:

  • identify the needs of students with Special Educational Needs as early as possible. This is most effectively done by the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCO) gathering information from parents/carers, educational professionals, health and care services and primary schools applicable to the student prior to entry into Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy
  • monitor the progress of students in order to aid the identification of all with Special Educational Needs
  • make appropriate provision to overcome all barriers to learning and ensure all students have full access to the National Curriculum. This will be coordinated by the SENDCO and Curriculum Leaders and will be carefully monitored and regularly reviewed in order to ensure that individual targets are being met and all students’ needs are catered for
  • work with parents/carers to gain a better understanding of their child and involve them in all stages of their child’s education. This includes supporting them in terms of understanding Special Educational Needs procedures and practices, providing regular reports on their child’s progress and providing information annually as a minimum on the provision at Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy
  • work with and in support of outside agencies when the students’ needs cannot be met by the Cockburn Laurence Calvert resources alone
  • create an environment where students feel safe to voice their opinions and discuss their own needs. This means organising regular meetings between students, parents/carers Teaching Assistants and the SENDCO and will be continued through carefully monitoring the progress of students.

CLCA SEND Information Report 2023 24  

CLCA Accessibility Plan 2023 24 

CMAT SEND Policy 

The Leeds Local Offer  

CLCA Local Offer 2023 24 

CLCA First Aid and Administering Medications Policy  

CMAT Supporting Students with Medical Conditions Policy  

 

Leeds City Council One Minute Guides 

Click here for One Minute Guide on Education, Health and Care Plans

Click here for One Minute Guide on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice Support Service (SENDIASS)

Click here for One Minute Guide on SENDSAP Team

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Accessibility Plan 2023 24 08th Sep 2023 Download
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Accessibility Plan 2023 24 08th Sep 2023 Download
Admissions Policy Cockburn Laurence Calvert 2023 24 01st Sep 2022 Download
Admissions Policy Cockburn Laurence Calvert 2024-25 20th Mar 2023 Download
Anti-Bulling Policy 2023 24 08th Sep 2023 Download
Anti-Racism Policy 2023 24 08th Sep 2023 Download
Attendance Policy 2023 24 08th Sep 2023 Download
Charging and Remissions Policy 2022 23 01st Sep 2022 Download
Charging and Remissions Policy 2023-24 03rd Oct 2023 Download
CLCA PP Statement 2021 22 11th Aug 2022 Download
CLCA Provider Access Policy 2023 24 02nd Oct 2023 Download
CMAT ITS Social Media Policy 2023 24 08th Sep 2023 Download
Cockburn Laurence Calvert Admissions Policy 01st Sep 2022 Download
Cockburn MAT Privacy Notice for Parents Carers 11th Aug 2022 Download
Cockburn MAT Privacy Notice for Parents Carers use of their own data 11th Aug 2022 Download
Cockburn MAT Privacy Notice for Students 11th Aug 2022 Download
Complaints Policy and Procedure 2023 24 08th Sep 2023 Download
Exams Policy 2022 23 01st Sep 2022 Download
Extremism and Radicalisation Policy 2023 24 08th Sep 2023 Download
First Aid and Administering Medications Policy 2023 24 08th Sep 2023 Download
Health and Safety Policy 2023 24 08th Sep 2023 Download
Intimate Care Policy 2022 23 01st Sep 2022 Download
MAT Equality statement 2023-24 08th Sep 2023 Download
MAT PDFL Policy Secondary 2023 24 08th Sep 2023 Download
Online Safety Policy 2023 24 08th Sep 2023 Download
Provider Access Policy 2023 02nd Jan 2023 Download
Provider Access Policy Jan 2023 V2 04th Mar 2023 Download
Pupil Premium Policy 2023 24 08th Sep 2023 Download
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Policy 2023 24 08th Sep 2023 Download
Remote Learning Policy 01st Sep 2022 Download
Risk Assessment Policy 2023 24 08th Sep 2023 Download
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2023 24 08th Sep 2023 Download
SEND Policy 2023 24 08th Sep 2023 Download
Supporting Students with Medical Conditions 08th Sep 2023 Download
Suspensions and Exclusion Policy 2023 24 08th Sep 2023 Download
Whistleblowing Policy 2023 -24 07th Oct 2023 Download
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