Headstart “SEND” Offer
At Headstart School, we are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all of our students, whatever their needs or abilities. All students are valued, given a sense of self-worth and are helped to develop confidence in their abilities and strengths throughout their school experience.
Support is provided for all students who require additional or personalised provision to enable them to achieve success. These students will have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and will currently have a Statement of Special Educational Needs. In addition some of these students may also be nationally recognised as vulnerable to under achievement, such as children who are looked after by the Local Authority (LAC), students eligible for free school meals (FSM), Gypsy, Roma Travellers (GRT) and those from ethnic minority groups (EM).
All teachers are able to teach across a range of abilities and personalise learning according to individual student need. We recognise that it is the teacher’s responsibility to meet the needs of all young people in their class through their classroom organisation, materials used, teaching style, differentiation (planning tasks to take account of different learning styles) and through partnership working with our highly specialist staff team, outstanding communication with external professionals, parents/carers and active engagement in the local community. We firmly believe that this lies at the heart of good inclusive practice.