Useful Information SEN

National Changes to SEN:

The Learning Support department at Mayfield is committed to supporting students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and/ or disabilities. This includes students with Learning Difficulties, Specific Learning difficulties including dyslexia, the Autistic Spectrum, Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment and those with Social Emotional and Behavioural difficulties. Mayfield is a CReSTeD (Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils) school. This registration means that as a school we are able to offer a thoughtful programme of additional support for our dyslexic students. We have a designated member of the Inclusion team who is responsible for screening students who may have dyslexia.

Students’ needs are assessed through a range of testing procedures including reading, writing and spelling. We use information from junior schools, staff referrals, student referrals, parents/carers and from advisory teachers to ensure support and provision is in place.

All students identified with SEN are included in our SEN register as SEN Support and those with a Statement of need or Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) in line with the SEN Code of Practice.

Appropriate provision is put in place according to the individual need of the students. Students identified as needing SEN support and those with a Statement / EHCP of SEN will have either an Individual Education Plan (IEP) Individual Behaviour Plan (IBP) or a Pastoral Support Plan(PSP). These Plans are reviewed regularly.

Students with EHCP's are supported in line with the objectives of their plan and these are reviewed at least annually. This could include, in class support, small group work and in some cases one to one work with a Learning Support Assistant away from the classroom.

We have a highly experienced and dedicated team that can support the wide range of students with SEN.

For more information regarding SEND please contact Mayfield's SENCO on anderse@mayfield.portsmouth.sch.uk

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SEN Information