Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

SEN

Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy Information Report

Complaints Policy

Message from Sarah Dickens, SENDCO.

We value all the children at Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy and we strive to give them the best education possible. To achieve this, some children may be identified as needing more individual support and monitoring.
 
In general terms, a child will be placed on the Special Educational Needs (SEN) register because the child is working at a level that is approximately two years or more above/below their peers or has social, mental, emotional needs. SEN may also refer to medical and/or physical difficulties which are affecting his/her educational progress.
 
A child will be placed on the SEN register whilst he/she fulfills the criteria. It is not a permanent arrangement and in most cases it is seen as an intervention procedure. If this intervention is successful then the child will be removed from the register.

The SEN code of practice has been reviewed which means that SEN provision is undergoing a transition nationwide. Please refer to the Academy Local Offer for further details.
 
SEN Stages

Special need provision, in accordance with the current code of practice is provided in three graduated stages:
School Action – soon to be SEN support
School Action Plus – soon to be SEN support
Statement – soon to be referred to as Educational Health Care Plans (EHCP)
 
Individual Education Plan (IEP)

When a child is placed on the SEN register an IEP will be agreed between parents, the child and the class teacher. The IEP will show the child’s individual focused targets, the achievement criteria and the action taken to achieve those targets.
 
IEP Reviews

At reviews, parents are updated on SEN progress and consulted when setting new targets. IEP reviews are held every 2 terms.
 
Provision

Provision varies according to the child’s individual needs. It may include in-class support, individual support, withdrawal groups and/or specialist intervention programs. Support will be provided by different people according to the child’s needs e.g. class teacher, learning support assistants, Academic mentors, behavior/emotional mentors or outside agencies.  Provision is recorded on the child’s IEP.
At all stages the child’s class teacher, in consultation with the SENCO, is responsible for the planning and delivery of individual SEN programs.