At St Martin’s School our ethos is based on traditional, inclusive values, including pupils’ personal development, outstanding academic achievement and personalised provision and support. We offer a caring and secure environment where pupils are very happy and hard-working. We have a stimulating curriculum that helps prepare them for university, the workplace, a worthwhile career and a successful life.
Every child is special and deserves the best opportunities.
St Martin’s strives hard to ensure that all pupils:
- Have a stimulating and balanced curriculum which is differentiated to meet individual needs
- To maximise the learning potential of all pupils by giving individual care, support and encouragement;
- We help pupils progress and achieve
- To work with all pupils to determine and develop their individual interests and talents
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
Special educational provision is educational or training provision that is additional to or different from that made generally for others of the same age. This means provision that goes beyond the differentiated approaches and learning arrangments normally provided that is of a high quality with personalised teaching and learning strategies.
Our school has a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCo) who is responsible for the management of provision and/or support for identified pupils with SEND. They will also coach and support teachers to enable them to provide appropriate assessment and individualised provision for pupils in their class with SEND.
All teachers are teachers of pupils with SEND and as such provide quality first teaching which takes account of the particular individual needs of pupils with SEND.
Our work with Parents/Carers and our Pupils
At St Martin’s we value the importance of working closely with parents and carers as we recognise this leads to the best outcomes for pupils. Support and interventions are planned, reviewed and evaluated with the SENDco in collaboration with pupils, parents and staff. Pupil support and provision is determined with the best outcomes for the pupil, which include relevant academic and developmental targets.
In accordance with the New Code of Practice (2014) pupil progress and development will be evaluated and reviewed on a termly basis to discuss your child’s needs. This process includes:
- Statutory review of student progress with a member of staff
- Pupil completion of a Pupil Passport as part of the Code of Practice’s introduction of a One Planning to assist and support personalised provision for pupils with SEND
- Support from specialist staff or a learning support assistant
- Transition support from KS3 to KS4 and KS4 to post 16 education and our Sixth Form
- DfE SEND Code of Practice approved by Parliament 29.07.14
SEND Provision at St Martin’s
Pupils who are thought to have SEND are identified and assessed as early as possible within the limits of the resources at St Martin’s. We also work closely with Essex Local Authority and access their support, as well as organisations that also support pupils with SEND. For all resources available within Essex, please review the local offer on the Essex Local Authority website: http://www.essexlocaloffer.org.uk/ .
Resources available to assess your child for SEND support, which are constantly reviewed and updated:
1) Monitoring of progress
2) Feedback from subject teachers, form tutors and staff
3) Liaison with primary schools
4) Entry assessments
5) Exam access arrangements
6) Diagnostic assessments
7) External agencies
St Martin’s also offers a range of SEND provision to ensure all our pupils receive first quality teaching, specialist support and intervention programmes to enable progress and positive outcomes for all our pupils with SEND.
The Learning Support Team
We have a committed team, selected for their experience, knowledge and aptitude for working with pupils with SEND and are dedicated to the well-being and progress of each individual.
SENDCo – Miss L. Barnes Assistant SENDCo - Mr A Lynagh
Learning Support Team
Our SENDCo, Assistant SENDCo and Learning Support Team can be contacted via the school telephone number or school email.
|Telephone: 01277 238300||SEND Administrator: 01277 238359|
|SENDCO: 01277 238359||Email: SENCO@st-martins.essex.sch.uk|