Special Educational Needs (SEN)


Students with special educational needs (SEN) at Morna International College will initially have their needs assessed by the educational psychologist or assistant special educational needs coordinator (SENCo) from the learning support team.

The team is committed to all students achieving their potential and having access to the support which allows them to do this. Assistance will vary depending on individual needs and in many cases it is enough for advice to be given to teachers on how best to support the student.

The learning support team has an educational psychologist/SENCo, assistant primary SENCo and three learning support assistants.

The principles are:

* Morna International College values all members of our community as individual people with differing needs and abilities. We work to provide a stimulating learning environment where everyone feels valued and enabled to reach their potential.

* We endeavour to achieve maximum inclusion of all children whilst meeting their individual needs.

* Teachers provide differentiated learning opportunities for all the children within the school and provide resources suitable to children´s interests and abilities. This ensures that all children have appropriate access to the school curriculum.

* English as an Additional Language (EAL) is not considered to be a special educational need. Differentiated work and individual learning opportunities are provided for children who are learning EAL as part of our provision. Please see Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) section of the website.

How will school know if a student has SEN and how are parents or carers informed and involved?

A young person has SEN if they have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age. Students admitted during the school year, may be newly identified as having SEN through the school screening process. Parents will be invited to come into school when their child´s name is added to the SEN register to discuss plans to help support their child´s progress.

Some students require support over and above what can be delivered by the existing learning support staff. Therefore, a one-to-one learning support assistant may be needed in this instance, which will be charged for. Parents should refer to the Finance Policy for further information.

How do you review the progress made by students with SEN?

* Members of the learning support team and subject teachers, as appropriate, will be available to meet or report to parents on the progress of any child with SEN.

* Pupil Passports will be written, reviewed and updated.

How are the teachers and learning support staff helped to work with students with SEN?

Teachers and support staff are regularly informed about student´s needs and strategies that can be used to help support them. They will receive whole school training on SEN issues, which is part of the CPD programme for staff.

 

Latest News

Last week, 10 staff from Morna gave up their weekend to attend the annual National Association of British Schools in Spain conference in Valencia. As well as including important updates about child protection, safeguarding and educationally related laws, there were also a number of training workshops designed to help teachers improve teaching and learning in schools. These workshops not only benefitted the staff that attended, but the information was also shared with staff throughout our school.
We are always looking to improve at Morna, and we make a major investment in the training and development of our staff each year.
The NABSS conference is one small part of this, but the fact that so many staff were keen to attend, shows their commitment to this process.
Our staff are always looking to do what is best for the students of our school, and this is another example of that.
Have a great weekend.

Bernie Cox (Head Teacher)
...

Day 2 of the European Youth Parliament Regional Sessions in Palma de Mallorca.Each of the five committees will be developing their understanding of their topics which include: universal basic income,the right to menstrual products, issues surrounding the demise of pollinators, space technology, fish stocks and the environment.

Committee members will prepare their arguments for tomorrow’s debate in which their motions will be presented,challenged and voted on.
...

🌟 Thank you to all the parents who joined us for the Safer Internet Day information workshop! Your commitment to creating a safer online environment for our children is truly commendable. Together, we can empower our kids to navigate the digital world responsibly. 💻🔒 #SaferInternetDay #Parenting #OnlineSafety ...

Ski Trip La Molina 24 - Photos and videos to wrap up last weeks ski trip! Unforgettable memories where students enjoyed the slopes, with added fun, laughter and new found friendships. Apart from skiing, students enjoyed the various activities such as swimming, bowling and disco night. We were amazed by the resilience and determination of our students despite the challenges on the slopes!! A big thank you to all the staff that helped make this trip possible. Looking forward to next years ski adventure.

Julie H & Julie A

#lamolinaresort
...

Last week, Y10 students visited the “Parque Natural de las Salinas” with their Spanish teachers. They learned about the sea turtle species which have come to the island to lay their eggs in the last years. Students did a simulation of the nest translocation protocol that is carried out by environment agents and scientists when a turtle trace is found.

Patricia Perez Rojo - Secondary Spanish Teacher
...

This error message is only visible to WordPress admins
There has been a problem with your Instagram Feed.