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SUPPORTING SEND STUDENTS

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SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES

This department is led by Miss K Carvell (SENDCo) and it comprises of a team of specialised staff who support SEND students across the Academy. We are located in The Hub and our facilities include an office, teaching room and a sensory room. You can either contact us at sen@mca.manchester.sch.uk or 0161 202 0161.

WHAT WE DO:

We provide support for students who have additional learning needs relating to categories of SEND, defined in the DfE SEN Code of Practice document as:

 

  • Cognition and learning difficulties

  • Communication and Interaction difficulties

  • Sensory and physical difficulties

  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION:

We pride ourselves on being fully inclusive and all students attend mainstream lessons with their peers, to ensure they gain the highest specialist subject knowledge from their teachers. In line with the DfE Code of practice (link), Quality First Teaching is at the heart of support for SEND students. Click here to view the SEND Information Report

LOCAL OFFER:

Manchester Local Authority also offer advice and guidance for parents/carers that have children with special educational needs. Click here to accessed the Local Offer website. Click here for the NW SEND Regional Network Newsletter

COVID-19:

The Local Authority are regularly updating The Local Offer throughout the school closures, and they have a new COVID-19 Local Offer section which has a lot of useful information and advice (click here). To view the letter which was sent out to parents click here

TRANSITION

Transition is a very important part of every child or young person's life involving significant change.

Moving to high school can be a challenging time because of the many changes to a young person's environment and routine.

The following documents offer advice on transition to secondary school: click here  and here to view

BBC Bitesize also has excellent resources and information on transition. Click here to visit the website. Click here to visit another BBC Bitesize article.

Click here for the Recovery Resources for Transition booklet

USEFUL LINKS:

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