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Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) provision

Here at Larkmead School we are committed to offering a fully inclusive curriculum, which embeds our values of one community, individual minds, creating futures. We are proud of our diverse student roll and we strive to ensure that each and every student achieves their full potential.

For students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), we work hard to build strong relationships with local schools and families to ensure smooth transitions at key curriculum points and a consistent, child centred approach to the support they receive.

Our Learning Support department is a welcoming, safe space that provides students with SEND a comfortable place to use throughout the school day. The Learning Support team consists of well-trained, conscientious and dedicated staff members who respond effectively to student needs, and are able to adapt to suit all learners. The provision from our team consists of in class support, individualised and small group interventions, whole school staff CPD and break time support. Alongside the robust whole school tracking system, we monitor the progress of students with SEND using baseline assessments and reviewing the impact of interventions.

We work closely with outside agencies such as Educational Psychologists, SENSS Communication and Interaction team, SENSS Hearing Impairment team, medical professionals and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). This ensures students’ needs are being met across all levels of support.

Please find the SEND policy, the annual catch-up funding report, the SEND information report and our Key Stage provision map on the website for more information.

Larkmead School is committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all pupils whatever their needs. To effectively meet the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) within the school. Larkmead has regard to statutory and non-statutory guidance including the Code of Practice and SEND reforms (2014), Equality Act 2010 and Supporting pupils with medical conditions 2014.