At William Howard School, we believe that all students should be the best they can be and embody our three core values or Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. The SEND Department, known as Aspire/Learning Provision, supports students on the Code of Practice so that they can fully access all areas of school life and thrive within an inclusive environment where their needs are met.
We strive to ensure that all areas of school life, both in the classroom and in extracurricular opportunities, are inclusive and allow students with SEND to make progress, both academically and socially, so that they are prepared for adulthood. William Howard School is committed to ensuring that the individual long term hopes and aspirations of the students and their families form the basis of a personalised next step approach to their educational experience.
At William Howard School, our intention for Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) is to ensure that all young people receive a high-quality and ambitious education regardless of need or disability. We believe that it is vital that our pupils are equipped with the tools needed to become independent, inquisitive learners both in and out of the classroom.
Through our high quality planning, teaching and provision we
- pride ourselves on early identification and intervention for SEND to ensure that progress and opportunities are maximised
- ensure that all young people have access to a broad and balanced curriculum which is adapted to enable young people to understand the relevance and purpose of learning.
- provide an accessible learning environment which is tailored to the individual needs of all pupils.
- develop young person’s independence and life skills.
- regularly monitor the progress of pupils with SEND, using a child-centered approach.
- provide good quality and relevant training for all staff members supporting pupils with SEND.
- work in partnership with parents and carers.
- work closely with external agencies and other professionals to hone and develop our provision for pupils with SEND.
‘Pupils with SEND are well supported and make good progress from their individual starting points. These pupils receive well-targeted academic support and make improved progress as a result.’ OFSTED, May 2019