Southcott is a school where everyone matters. We pride ourselves on our caring and inclusive ethos. All children need support in order to learn, but some require support which is additional to, or different from, what is normally provided. At Southcott, we are committed to doing everything we can to meet the needs of our pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), so that they are included in all aspects of school life, make progress and achieve their potential academically, socially and emotionally. All teachers are teachers of pupils with SEND.
The Southcott Curriculum is broad, balanced, appropriate and relevant. High quality teaching is the primary tool in ensuring success for all. When a special education need has been identified for a child, provision is adapted to ensure that individual needs are met. For each subject taught, you can view information regarding the progression of knowledge from the early years to the end of the primary phase. At Southcott, support is in place for children with SEND to ensure that they are learning effectively. Provision is adjusted to ensure that the curriculum is accessible, with the aims of all children maximising achievement, building resilience and reaching full potential. We recognise the importance of small steps of progress.
At Southcott, provision for pupils with SEND is personalised. Children with identified SEND all have individual SEND Support Plans. Some children have Education Health and Care Plans which detail the high level of support required to allow them to access the curriculum. Teaching methods, activities and resources (including adult support) are adapted and adjusted for all these children to ensure that desired outcomes are met. We work in partnership with parents and external agencies to plan this provision.
You can find out more about SEND at Southcott here.