Special Educational Provisions

How is the decision made about the type and how much support my child will receive?

The aim of our provision is to identify and assess the SEND and to plan the provision needed for each young person to achieve his or her best at Applemore College.

At Applemore College we have identified three categories of need;

Wave 1 students will require some intervention to ensure that they get back on-track in terms of their attainment in literacy and numeracy or students who have additional needs such as being looked after.

Wave 2 students may have a more personalised timetable and/or have some outside agency support in place for example CAMHS, medical professionals or Counselling who will inform us about how best to ensure progress.

Wave 3 students will have an EHCP or have severe and complex needs such as being a new arrival in the country and not being able to speak any English.

Some young people may need extra support to achieve their learning potential.  If this is the case then this is what we will do: 

We will assess the needs of that student to clearly identify their area of need.

We will arrange a meeting with the young person and their parents to talk about what is needed to put together an Independent Learning Plan.

Before the plan can be drawn up we will need to gather the following information:

  • The young person’s views and what he or she wants to achieve on their learning journey through Applemore College.
  • The views of the parents and what they would like to see as an outcome from their child’s time at Applemore College.
  • A school based learning assessment.
  • Current and expected levels of attainment.

We will meet again and look at all this information and then, together, a plan will be drawn up.  The plan will include outcomes, so everyone at the meeting will have something to do to help the young person on their learning journey.  We will set a review date in the meeting. The Independent Learning Plan will be reviewed by the KAS on a termly basis.

A letter outlining the Independent Learning Plan will be sent home at least once a year.  This is in addition to the normal reporting arrangements

Some SEND young people may need support from professionals outside of the school setting to achieve a successful learning journey.  If this is the case then those views will be considered in drawing up an Independent Learning Plan.

This could include:

  • Parents seeking medical advice about the young person.
  • School requesting Educational Psychologist involvement with the young person.
  • School requesting advice from specialist disability teams.