All staff engage in focused and regular professional development to ensure that every child has equal opportunities to excel and achieve.
Provision for students with SEN is a matter for the whole school. In line with the Code of Practice, RTS:
- Identify and address the SEN of the pupils we support.
- Use our best endeavours to ensure that a child with SEN receives the support they need.
- Ensure that all students with SEN are offered full access to an aspirational, broad, balanced and appropriate mainstream curriculum whatever their prior attainment.
- Provide for the individual needs of all students with SEN and ensure their progress in mainstream education, alongside students who do not have SEN, in order to maximize their achievement.
- Ensure that the needs of students with SEN are identified, assessed, provided for and regularly reviewed.
- Take the views, wishes and feelings of the young person into account, and involve them as fully as possible in decision making about their own education.
- Work in partnership with parents to enable them to make an active, empowered and informed contribution to their son/ daughter’s education.
- Designate a teacher responsible for the coordinating of SEN provision i.e. SENCO.
Identification and assessment of students with special education needs and disabilities
Students are identified as potentially requiring learning support in a number of ways:
- An existing EHPC on arrival at RTS.
- Baseline numeracy and literacy assessments on entry into school.
- Ongoing formative teacher assessment.
- Information from primary school.
- Information from parents.
- Information from outside agencies, including the health service or social services.
- In-depth reporting on all pupils progress three times a year.
- Referral by RTS staff.
For more information about SEND contact
Mr L Cornwall, Assistant Head Teacher and SENDCo- SLT@rts.richmond.sch.uk
You can read the school's SEND Information Report below.