At King Arthur’s Community School we aim to ensure that all students achieve to their full potential. Our Curriculum One room caters for students with a wide range of additional needs, delivering programmes of specialist study and intervention which compliment the excellent work that goes on in lessons. All of our work is designed to both promote personal development alongside academic progress. Our SENDCO is Mr G Chapman
Our Learning support team is structured into four main areas of need as follows:
- Cognition and Learning
- Communication and Interaction
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health
- Physical/Sensory Impairment
Alongside these we also work with students in the following areas:
- English as an additional language, (EAL)
- Exam access arrangements
Curriculum One also runs a host of different clubs as follows:
- Knight’s Club
- Homework Club for KS3 & KS4
- Students accessing ‘MyTutor’
All teachers are responsible for meeting the needs of all students with Special Educational Needs. Students’ needs are identified through:
- Liaison with Primary feeder schools
- The initial screening process of assessment
- Teacher referral
- By self request or parental request
We work closely with local primary schools to ensure that the transfer of information about pupils is accurate and both the SENDCO and the Head of Lower School visit and liaise with them in advance of the pupils’ arrival. Students with SEND requirements will have the opportunity to attend additional transition days at King Arthur’s. We also host a Summer School for Year 6 students, with activity days to spend time with other new students in a relaxed environment.
After the identification of a student’s need and in consultation with staff, parents and the student, it is determined how those needs are to be met.
Students with SEN are integrated within the school by use of additional resources and facilities. The school makes use of specialist teachers and facilities from outside the school, including support services e.g. The Educational Psychology Service, Behaviour Support Team, Learning Support Service, the advisory teachers for children with visual, hearing or physical impairment and English as an Additional Language.
It is essential to maintain close contact with parents and they are involved and consulted when Individual Educational Plans are written.
Parents are welcomed into school to talk to teachers and the SENDCO about concerns they may have about their child.
|Amanda Lampert||Senior LSA/Assistant to the SENDCo|
|Amanda Peters||SEAL Worker|
|Helen Gardiner||Learning Support Assistant|
|Louise Dyke||Learning Support Assistant|
|Rachel Indge||SEND Admin|
|Tracy Little||Learning Support Assistant|