We ensure that all pupils achieve their potential personally, socially, emotionally and academically, in all areas of the curriculum (regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, sexual identity, physical ability or educational needs). We strive for an education for all pupils, that enables them to be creative, inquisitive, compassionate and successful young people, through a curriculum that is rich, exciting, innovative and varied.
This document is intended to give families general information regarding the way in which we support our pupils with Special Educational Need (SEN) to reach their potential. The strategies, resources and support explained are continually developed and our provision modified to provide for the changing requirements of individuals. We embrace the fact that every child is unique and therefore will receive provision and support to reflect their individual needs.
A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she: has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools.
When a student is identified as having SEN, we use specific needs based plans, pupil profiles and resources which help support their development, address areas of concern and increase progress. The school has developed a dedicated SEN and Student Support Team with a variety of skills and knowledge to support your child. In addition to the Director of Student Support and the Learning Manager (SENDCO) this team consists of; two Assistant Learning Managers (Fiona Jamieson SEN & Jenan Spires EAL), SEN Governor, a team of Higher level Teaching Assistants and a team of Learning Support Assistants. The SEN team also links closely with Pastoral teams and the Well Being Centre to provide further pastoral and medical support.
Other documentation such as our SEN & Disability Policy and Accessibilty Plan are available in the Policies section of the School website.
If you have any concerns about your child’s learning or if you think they may have a learning difficulty then please email the SENDCo – Claire Munro: CMunro@jesmondparkacademy.org.uk.
If you would like further information as to what the school can offer please contact Director of Student Support, Chris Aitken, on 281 8486