SEN and Disability
Every teacher at RSG is a teacher of SEND. We believe strongly in inclusive education and strive to ensure every student is able to participate in school life on an equal basis. All students have access to our broad and balanced curriculum creating an environment where all students are fully integrated in lessons.
Teachers have regular CPD on strategies for supporting different SEND needs in the classroom in the four pillars of SEND:
Communication and Interaction
Cognition and Learning
Social/Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
Physical and/or Sensory Need
Pupil passports are created with each student to share important information with their teachers. Additionally, teachers ‘teach to the top’ and scaffold learning to ensure all students can access the learning in the lesson. TAs and HLTAs take part in teachers’ CPD so they too are abreast of the Teaching and Learning strategies that support our curriculum delivery.
In addition to quality-first teaching, SEND students may have targeted support from a TA within the classroom, or participate in an intervention group or access specialist teacher support. Students with an EHCP have some individual support in the classroom, depending on their identified needs and they may access specialist organisations within the school setting. Our experienced SEND Team also organise clubs and sessions for students with a whole range of needs to guide them in becoming successful, independent learners both inside and outside of the classroom.
Students who are on the SEND register are regularly monitored and interventions are evaluated by the SENDCo. Some students are eligible for Exam Access Arrangements which can be applied for as they approach Key Stage 4. We provide training and support for students in how to use and manage these additional arrangements.
Our SEND Team are caring, dedicated and passionate advocates of students with SEND. They ensure students fulfil their potential and enjoy their time at school.
Please see below a link to our Local Offer for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), which gives details about the support we put in for these students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Disabilities. The SEND letter outlining the new regulatory arrangements which came into force in September 2014.
Our Admissions Policy outlines arrangements for the admission of students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
Our Equality and Diversity Policy includes our Accessibility Plan, and our Equality Objectives.