Special Educational Needs
A 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.
The 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.
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.