Please see the below documents which set out the core standards expected by Kent County Council for supporting students with Special educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND):
At Herne Bay High School we aim to offer every possible opportunity for all of our students to develop their full potential in a caring and nurturing environment.
We recognise that our students are individuals who do not necessarily learn at the same pace and may have additional educational needs at some time in their school career.
Identification of an additional educational need requiring extra support takes place through careful monitoring and tracking, including the use of data and records on transition from Primary School, baseline assessments and on-going assessments carried out by teaching staff throughout key stage 3, 4 and 5. Further diagnostic Investigations may also take place as a result of concerns raised by teachers, LSA’s or parents and carers.
Once an additional need is formally identified and the student is on the SEND register a provision plan will be written, this will include suitable intervention strategies such as a literacy or numeracy programmes and occasionally the involvement of professional services. Outcomes will be measured in order to confirm that the intervention has achieved the desired result. Parents are included in this activity through our provision plan process.
If a student continues to make little progress, despite interventions that have been put in to place, the school may need to seek advice from a variety of outside agencies including the Educational Psychologist, Speech & Language Specialists, Occupational Therapists and the Local Inclusion Forum Team (LIFT).
The Lower School SENCo is Mrs N Reynolds and the Upper School SENCo is Mrs L Gowers. Both can be contacted on SEND@hernebayhigh.org they are supported by a team of Learning Support Assistants (LSA’s), Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs) and Inclusion workers who are trained to deliver specific SEND provisions.
We believe that our students with additional educational needs benefit most from an approach which values positive home / school relationships. The contribution of parents/ carers and the student themselves to all aspects of decision-making is encouraged and welcomed.
For further information and advice about our SEND provision at Herne Bay High School, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or read the SEND Policy or the SEND information report both link from this page.