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Impington Village College

Special Educational Needs

SEND1A Bit About Us

Students are supported by qualified teachers of SEND, subject specialist teachers, student managers, Heads of School and Teaching Assistants. There is also a multi-disciplinary health team working with us in college including a school nurse, speech and language therapist, occupational therapist and physiotherapist.

Support offered by the SEND Department is specific and particular to the individual needs of students and may include:

  • Specialist teachers of SEND working alongside subject teachers
  • Specific skills taught to individuals and small groups
  • Literacy and Numeracy interventions
  • Social Skills support
  • Provision of a supervised social space for students before college, at break time and lunch
  • Specialist lessons (PE, Swimming) promoting independence and self help skills
  • Therapies (Hydrotherapy, Music Therapy, Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy) offered as part of the College Day
  • Access to specialist support such as the Mobility Service and Visual Impairment Service

Where We Teach

Enhanced Resource Specialist places are available at Impington Village College. The Pavilion is a purpose built accommodation, supporting the physical and medical needs of students with SEN and/or Disability so that they are able to participate as fully as possible in the life of the College.

SEND2The Pavilion is located in the central part of the College and has four classrooms, a physiotherapy room, accessible kitchen area and fully equipped bathroom area. Equipment and resources facilitate the delivery of alternative curricular activities and therapies as required by each individual student.  

The high quality educational provision at Impington Village College supports inclusion, independence and meaningful progression for all students, including Enhanced Resource students. Every student has access to a full range of assessment and accreditation opportunities taking into account their individual needs.

The Team 

Assistant Principal

   
Katie Jarvis   kjarvis@impington.cambs.sch.uk

SENCO

   
Sharonne Horlock   shorlock@impington.cambs.sch.uk

IDEAL Coordinator

   
Julie Williams   jwilliams@impington.cambs.sch.uk

Lead Teachers

   
Leah Cooper
Joan Griffiths
KS3
KS4
lcooper@impington.cambs.sch.uk
jgriffiths@impington.cambs.sch.uk

Teachers

   
Rebcecca Sheldrick   rsheldrick@impington.cambs.sch.uk

SEND Curriculum 

Year 7 and 8

Students identified by comprehensive primary liaison and assessments access intervention programmes as appropriate and in consultation with parents. 

  • Literacy intervention for student struggling with their basic literacy skills.
  • Specific Literacy Difficulties.
  • Lego therapy, Nurture and/or Social Skills intervention for those students as appropriate.
  • Specialist swimming and PE interventions as appropriate.
  • Access to a safe, supportive environment in which to thrive during unstructured times of the day including before the beginning of the College day, breaks and lunchtimes.

Years 9, 10 and 11

Students are carefully monitored and as appropriate will access intervention programmes as in consultation with parents. 

  • Literacy intervention for student struggling with their basic literacy skills
  • Specific literacy difficulties
  • Lego therapy, Nurture and/or Social Skills intervention for those students as appropriate
  • Specialist swimming and PE interventions as appropriate
  • Access to a safe, supportive environment in which to thrive during unstructured times of the day including before the beginning of the College day, breaks and lunchtimes

Students with additional needs are carefully supported through Option Choices. The curriculum encourages students to fully participate in the wider life of the College whilst meeting the needs of individuals as appropriate. 

assessment protocol