All teachers are teachers of special educational needs. We recognise that it is the teacher’s responsibility to meet the needs of all students in their class through their classroom organisation, teaching materials, teaching style and differentiation and we pride ourselves on the quality first teaching our students receive. However, if the student does not make expected progress, even when teaching approaches are targeted at an identified area of weakness, then the student may be identified as having special educational needs (SEN).
We value all students in our school equally and firmly believe that all students are entitled to experience success.
St Saviour's & St Olave's SEND policy is firmly rooted in the school’s aim to strive for the "fullest possible development of each individual in academic and personal terms, working to give them the confidence to achieve their maximum potential" and the policy also follows the guidelines of the Code of Practice (2014).
St Saviour’s and St Olave’s is a fully inclusive school and our aim is to ensure that students with SEND:
- follow a broad, balanced, inclusive and relevant curriculum
- are taught in ways that meet their needs
- are encouraged to reach their full potential both academically and socially
- are encouraged to play a full part in the life of the school
- have high quality support, by specialist staff when appropriate
- have their views and those of their parents taken into account
- are supported in preparation for life after school
Our expectations of all students including those with SEND are high. It is the responsibility of every teacher to make every effort to recognise and build upon their strengths.