Rugby Free Secondary School is committed to providing a positive and engaging learning experience for all students.
In the SEND department, we develop individual and tailored support to build resilience, and ensure that every child has equal access to the diverse opportunities our school offers. Teaching Assistants provide in-class support, small group and 1:1 interventions across a range of areas including literacy, numeracy and social skills where appropriate.
Inclusive education is
essential because school is
enhanced by inclusion,
diminshed without it.
Assess, Plan, Do, Review
What is SEND?
The SEND Code of Practice 2015 states:
A pupil has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.
They have a learning difficulty or disability if they have:
- A significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
- A disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools.
Special educational provision is educational or training provision that is additional to, or different from, that made generally for other children or young people of the same age by mainstream schools.
Warwickshire SEND Local Offer
Department for Education Advice Template
Our commitment to you and your child
Regular contact with the SEND team including meetings to set and review your child’s targets
Monitoring of your child’s progress and feeding this back to you
Co-production with you and your child of a Pupil Centred Plan that is shared with all teachers
A supportive, positive and collaborative relationship with you and your child
Our SENDCo is Suzi Miles, she is a strong advocate of an inclusive and respectful culture and leads a committed team.
There are four broad areas of need within SEND:
Cognition and Learning Needs
Communication and Interaction Needs
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs
Sensory and/ or Physical Needs
Support for Communication and Interaction
Autism Education Trust
Rugby Autism Network
Autism West Midlands
How to calm a child with Autism
The Communication Trust
Support for Cognition and Learning Needs
British Dyslexia Association
The Dyslexia SpLD Trust
Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity
The National Literacy Trust
Support for SEMH
Coventry and Warwickshire Mind
Challenging Behaviour Information and Advice
CAHMS drop-in sessions
Support for Sensory and Physical
Hypermobility Syndrome Association
Downs Syndrome Information and Advice
Up of Downs