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.

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