SEND

At Impington Village College, regardless of Special Educational Need and/or Disability (SEND) we:

 

• Provide high quality provision for students who may have additional needs in any of the following areas:

o Cognition and Learning
o Communication and Interaction
o Emotional, social and mental health
o Physical and Sensory


• Have high expectations and aspirations for all students.
• Ensure that students learn and interact in a caring, happy, safe and secure environment.
• Make every effort to ensure equality of educational access and opportunity.
• Provide maximum opportunity to develop and reach individual potential academically, socially and personally.
• Encourage every student to develop their skills of communication.
• Challenge students to become as independent as possible.
• Have a clear focus on improving outcomes for students.
• Understand that the views and participation of students, family/carers are fundamental.
• Listen to, and involve students, family/carers and other professionals in decision making.
• Understand the importance of friendships and encourage respectful, trusting relationships throughout the College.
• Facilitate the inclusion of all students, including those with Special Educational Need and/or Disability in the school curriculum, sports and activities such as visits and residential trips.
• Empower students to be an individual.
• Publish information about the College’s policies for the identification, assessment and provision for all students.


What is the Local Offer?


• The Children and Families Bill became enacted in 2014. From this date, local authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25. This is the 'Local Offer'.http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/send
• The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It is an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.
• The local offer includes information about health and social care services, education, leisure activities and support groups in the area for children and young people aged 0-25 with SEND and their families.


There is information about:


• Services and support available
• How children and young people's needs are identified and assessed
• The way schools, colleges and maintained nurseries support children and young people with SEND
• How to access services and how decisions are made
• Preparation for adulthood and independence
• Arrangements for making a complaint and mediation
• How to comment on the local offer


Your Child has Special Educational Needs and/or Disability. What can Impington Village College offer you?