SEN policy and information report
At Templars Academy we worked collaboratively as an Inclusion Team to support all pupils.
The Inclusion Team consists of:
Headteacher: Miss V Gooding
SENCO Team (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinators): Mrs V. Norman & Mrs H. Stickley
Behaviour Lead: Miss M Lill
Family Liaison Designated Member of staff: Mrs F. Welsher.
If you would like to make an appointment with any of the Inclusion Team, please contact the office on 01376 513477.
Our Approach to Teaching Pupils with Special Educational Needs:
Our aim is to provide all our pupils with an excellent academic education together with the necessary life and social skills to ensure that when they leave the school they can confidently look forward to enjoying the next chapter in their lives. Throughout their time with us, we focus strongly on a curriculum which helps pupils to gain the skills they are likely to need, to have choices at the next stage of their education in their future.
To achieve our aim, we want all our pupils to feel happy, comfortable and secure in the school and for them and their parents to have absolute trust and belief in our teaching staff, all of whom are dedicated and committed to helping pupils realise their full potential. At the heart of our mission is the drive to provide excellent teaching at all levels and to deliver learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom that are at all times challenging, motivating and inspiring. Above all, we want out pupils to develop a love for learning that they can carry through life. We cannot always remove the barriers which many of our pupils face in their learning and development, but we can help them to overcome some of these barriers.
In the school we have fostered an inclusive ethos and our community of staff work together collaboratively to develop and implement our policies and practices. We operate a pupil centred approach to teaching, based on the careful assessment of individual pupil's strengths and needs. This is kept under constant review and amended as required. Central to our approach to teaching is our aim to provide a culture in the school and a learning environment in which all pupils achieve their confidence to develop to the maximum of their ability in all areas.
SEND Guidance for Parents (Code of Practice Related)
SEND Quick One Planning Approach at Templars Academy
The Essex SEND Information Advice and Support Service for parents with SEND children
Self Regulation Strategies
Educational Psychologist Service Parent Helpline and guide for when they are involved with your child
Independent North East Essex Speech and Language Therapy Service Forms
Below are links to helpful webpages or document downloads which will support Parents of children with additional needs.
If you are a Parent and know of any local support groups, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will add them to our page.