The Inclusion Policy at Grey Court School is a statement of good practice that covers all aspects of the school’s determination that all students should be included in mainstream education and have equal access to the curriculum. Our aims are guided by the three principles of Inclusion; setting suitable learning objectives, responding to student’s diverse needs and overcoming barriers to learning and assessment.
Inclusion is a whole school ethos and all students are included in mainstream education with support from the SEN Team to ensure they have equal access to the curriculum. Where students are withdrawn from lessons the focus is on a range of additional support linked to their assessed social, emotional or learning needs. Any additional targeted support is monitored and evaluated for its impact.
Newman House is the centre of support for all students with additional educational needs. Within Newman House is an enhanced provision for students with speech, language and communication needs.
Since September 2014, transitional arrangements have been in place to change the current statutory process and Statements to Education Health Care Plans (EHC Plans).
The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2014 states that, “ a pupil has SEN where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age” 6.15
“High quality teaching that is differentiated and personalised and will meet the individual needs of the majority of children and young people. Some children and young people need educational provision that is additional to or different from this. This is special educational provision under Section 21 of the Children and Families Act 2014. Schools and colleges must use our best endeavours to ensure that such provision is made for those who need it.” 1.24