Huish Academy

SSB/SEND/Learning Support

Huish Academy

 

At Huish Episcopi Academy we aim to ensure that all students achieve to their full potential. Our Student Service Base caters for students with a wide range of additional needs, delivering programmes of specialist study and intervention which compliment the excellent work that goes on in lessons. All of our work is designed to both promote personal development alongside academic progress. Our SENCO is Mrs Judy Hills.

To View the Huish SEND policy click here
To view the Huish SEND information report click here
To view the SEND Code of Practice 2015 click here
To view the Huish accessibility plan click here
To view the Local Offer, Somerset Choices website click here
To view the Somerset Professional Choices website click here

Our Learning support team is structured into four main areas of need as follows:

  • Cognition and Learning
  • Communication and Interaction
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • Physical/Sensory Impairment

Alongside these we also work with students in the following areas:

  • English as an additional language, (EAL)
  • Exam access arrangements

The SSB also runs a host of different clubs as follows:

  • Quiet Zone
  • Homework Club for KS3
  • Forces club for service children

Additional information on support offered in each Key Stage can be found below:

KS3
All teachers are responsible for meeting the needs of all students with Special Educational Needs. Students' needs are identified through:

  • Liaison with Primary partner schools
  • The initial screening process of assessment
  • Teacher referral
  • By self request or parental request

After the identification of a student's need and in consultation with staff, parents and the student, it is determined how those needs are to be met.
Students with SEN are integrated within the school by use of additional resources and facilities. The school makes use of specialist teachers and facilities from outside the school, including support services e.g. The Educational Psychology Service, Behaviour Support Team, Learning Support Service, the advisory teachers for children with visual, hearing or physical impairment and English as an Additional Language.
It is essential to maintain close contact with parents and they are involved and consulted when Individual Educational Plans are written. Parents are welcomed into school to talk to teachers and the SENCO about concerns they may have about their child.

KS4
All teachers are responsible for meeting the needs of all students with Special Educational Needs. Students' needs are identified through:

  • Liaison with Primary feeder schools
  • The initial screening process of assessment
  • Teacher referral
  • By self request or parental request

After the identification of a student's need and in consultation with staff, parents and the student, it is determined how those needs are to be met.
Students with SEN are integrated within the school by use of additional resources and facilities. The school makes use of specialist teachers and facilities from outside the school, including support services e.g. The Educational Psychology Service, Behaviour Support Team, Learning Support Service, the advisory teachers for children with visual, hearing or physical impairment and English as an Additional Language.
It is essential to maintain close contact with parents and they are involved and consulted when Individual Educational Plans are written. Parents are welcomed into school to talk to teachers and the SENCO about concerns they may have about their child.


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