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Learning Support

Darrick Wood School supports pupils with Special Educational Needs with regard to the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice first published on 11th June 2014 and last updated on 1st May 2015. Principles underpinning the code of practice are observed as closely as possible.

The Head of the Learning Support Faculty and SENCO is Mrs V Hodgson.

It must be noted that Darrick Wood School does not have a special unit for SEND pupils.

Special Educational Needs

A child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

In addition, the school is guided by the Banded Funding Guide (Bromley Inclusion Support Service).

Statemented Pupils

Statemented pupils have a recognised diagnosis or a set of complex needs which have been formally assessed. In the course of time, as deemed necessary by the local authority, the Statement will be transferred to an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan).

Pupils designated as SEND are added to the school Focus List and are identified as K (SEND Support). This is a confidential document shared with staff so that they are aware of the special educational needs of the pupils.

Support within the Classroom

This is a service which is dependent upon the pupils needs and corresponding funding. LSA support within the classroom is designed to enable the pupil to access the curriculum at the appropriate level and also to maximise independence in a learning environment.

Special Access Arrangements for Examinations

Special examination arrangements can be applied for based on current regulations determined by the Examination Boards.

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