At King James's, we believe that all young people, regardless of ability or need, can flourish in our environment. We are extremely proud of our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) provision. The SENDCo, Mrs Quarmby, is responsible for the coordination of the offer we provide for our young people.
The department is keen to ensure that every young person makes outstanding progress, through a careful journey of support and personalisation. The team is centralised from our Inclusion area, The Loft, which is where students attend individual and small group programmes, which focus on a variety of areas such as literacy, reading and social skills. Students may access The Loft for many reasons; our aim is to remove barriers to learning so access to lessons is re-established.
Students are also able to socialise there during break and lunch, where they are supervised by members of the SEND team.
Well-established links and close co-operation with external agencies and Primary schools enables us to work closely with you as parents/carers. It is this strong working relationship that strengthens the support we can offer to young people.
"Pupils with SEND learn well alongside their peers . Staff adapt activities so that everyone can join in. The SEND coordinator is knowledgeable. She ensures that staff have the skills and training to support pupils with SEND well . Parents and pupils speak highly of this support.'" Ofsted, Nov 2019
SEND report 2020