Information and Guidance
The SEN Code of Practice came into effect on 1st September 2014.
Our Special Educational Needs & Disability Coordinator (SENDCO) is Mrs Karen Millar. If your child is unable to fully access the curriculum, then special arrangements can be put in place. All children with any sort of Special Need are monitored closely and have an individual Education Plan (IEP). These are updated at least once a term. The school runs a number of intervention programmes, mainly for Maths and English. Our Special Educational Needs Policy is available from the school office and our website. A recent analysis of progress of pupils on our intervention programmes showed good progress.
The school can meet the needs of all four categories of identified need:
- Communication and interaction
- Cognition and learning
- Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
- Sensory and/or physical needs
Statements all now converted
Statements of SEN have now converted to Education, Health and Care Plans (EHC Plans). Pupils at points of transition within education (e.g. Year 6 to High School, Year 9 into Key Stage 4) were the priority. Any new application for recognition for Special Educational Needs, if successful, is now automatically be an EHC Plan.
These plans bring together Health, Education and Social care in one document with statutory accountability. The design of the plan ensures that all of a pupils’ needs are identified and provision put in place rather than as previously where non educational needs were often overlooked.
The SEN Code of practice was issued in June 2014 is available to download here
Our school SEN Policy and Behaviour Policies can be found on the policies page of our website.
The links below may be of interest to parents of pupils with SEN/D.
On this new website you can find information about the full range of services that Suffolk County Council provides for families and carers who support children and young people with additional needs and disabilities.
SENDIASS in Suffolk
The Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) provides information, advice and support to young people and children with SEN or disabilities aged 0 -25, and their parents, about education, health and social care. We provide legally based, impartial, confidential and accessible information and advice. We do this through workshops for practitioners and Parents/carers, online and printed information, a confidential helpline and direct face to face work.
We can also provide access to Independent Support for parents and / young people who are going through the Education, Health and Care Plan process.
In Suffolk parents and young people can contact our Helpline on 01473 265210. This is often busy so please leave a message if you don't get through straight away and we will get back to you as soon as possible, or email sendiass@Suffolk.gov.uk
Children's services Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
For more information about the Government reforms please visit the Department of Education website.
Suffolk County Council
The Suffolk County Council website is also a useful place to find out information related to education and SEN/D.
Stradbroke High School is covered by the SEND Family Services Team, West Suffolk House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds. The Lead co-ordinator is: Germaine Stogdon.