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1 The Local SEN Offer at Welcome to the SEN area of the Northumberland Church of England Academy. The site has a technical problem at present and is operating via this PowerPoint as a temporary measure in the meantime. To navigate please follow the links on each page returning to the home page via the link in the bottom right. To go to the NCEA Local Offer please click hereclick here

2 The Local SEN Offer at Welcome to the SEN area of the Northumberland Church of England Academy, a 2-19 years Academy providing first class education to all its learners including those with additional needs. Amongst the learners at the Academy we provide for those with moderate learning needs on all the mainstream campuses and also those with more severe needs or profound, multiple learning difficulties in the special school provision area of The Centre at the Josephine Butler Campus. SEN at the NCEA What is the local offer? Disabled access Related policies Range of provision Social support from the NCEA Family and Learner Welfare Team Let us know what you think About this offer

3 We believe every child has the potential to excel and it is our responsibility to unlock that potential of those who need additional support through outstanding provision to meet their needs. We will not use the needs of an individual as an excuse for the lack of appropriate expected progress or achievement. We believe all children can be successful and it is our duty to enable that success. We see the success of every child as vital to our success. We are an outward-facing school, using our partners in education, health and social care to unlock the potential of every member of our learning community. We are committed to the total inclusion of all to whole school life and support learners to achieve this wherever possible. Click to return to the SEN home page. Special Educational Needs at

4 What is the local offer? The local offer provides information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from a range, through the Academy, including education, health and social care. Knowing what is available gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for your child. Our local offer provides information on a number of things, including: special educational provision; health provision; social care provision; other educational provision; leisure opportunities. More information on the local offer and wider SEND reforms is available in the downloads and related websites by following this link.downloads and related websites by following this link. Click to return to the SEN home page.

5 The Northumberland Church of England Academy has provided full access to all areas of its campuses for persons with a disability. All buildings have full access to the ground floors and where buildings have first and second floors these are accessible via lifts. All areas of all Academy buildings are fully compliant with the accessibility requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act and the Equality Act 2010.Disability Discrimination Act the Equality Act Disabled access at the Click to return to the SEN home page.

6 Range of Provision at the The range of provision may vary depending on the needs of the learners and the resource available at each location; an overview for the mainstream campuses and the Centre can be can be found by following the links below. SEN Provision on the mainstream Campuses Click to return to the SEN home page.

7 On the mainstream campuses a t the NCEA, we have range of learners with a variety of special educational needs. To meet these needs we have specialist staff to support and all receive regular professional development training in the area of SEN. Our facilities for inclusion are first class with disabled access to all campus areas and to the curriculum catered for. Range of Provision Mainstream Campuses at Click to return to the SEN home page.

8 At the NCEA we have a range of specialist staff employed to support learners on the mainstream campuses. Click here to see some of the specialist roles employed to support learners on the mainstream campusesthe specialist roles In addition we also work in partnership with external agencies to meet the wider needs of our learners. Click her to see some of the external specialist partners who regularly engage with leaners with special educational needs.external specialist partners Specialist Support Which May be Available to Mainstream Learners with SEN at Click to return to the SEN home page.

9 Specialist Support Which May be Available to Mainstream Learners with SEN from NCEA Staff Click to return to the SEN home page.

10 Specialist Support Which May be Available to Mainstream Learners with SEN from External Partners Click to return to the SEN home page.

11 Specialist Support Which May be Available to Mainstream Learners Outside of the Normal School Timetable. At the NCEA we recognise that learners also benefit from the wider outcomes additional to the normal timetabled curriculum. At the NCEA we offer breakfast clubs, after school clubs and activities to all learners including those with special educational needs. SEN learners are supported in these activities with additional support where necessary. SEN learners are included in all school visits and residential trips whenever appropriate and additional support is often provided to support inclusion for all. We also offer a wide range of activities during the school holidays which learners with special educational needs are encouraged to attend whenever possible. See the school website for a list of these activities and contact the campus Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator to discuss additional support if necessary.Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator Click to return to the SEN home page.

12 Support for Parents and Carers of Learners with Special Educational Needs Which May be Available to Mainstream Learners At the NCEA we appreciate the strength of developing good parental partnerships in learning for all learners especially those with special educational needs. For some learners there will be regular reviews which parents will be invited and consulted on their views. All parents and carers will have the opportunity to meet discuss and review their child’s provision to meet their needs. The NCEA is an Achievement for All School which promotes good parental relationships and participation in setting targets for their child. Click the link to find out more about Achievement for All. Achievement for All. To support parents of learners with additional needs an area on the Academy’s Learning Platform is being developed to provide advice and resources to support learners with additional needs. It is expected to go live in the second half of the Autumn term in Current SEN Reforms At present there are significant changes being implemented in the are of SEN. The government have produced a letter to outline some of these please follow this link to access it.letter to outline some of these please follow this link To discuss the needs of your child please follow this link to contact the SEN Co-ordinator on your child’s campuscontact the SEN Co-ordinator Click to return to the SEN home page.

13 Specialist Provision on the mainstream Campuses at Learners with additional needs at the NCEA are usually supported by staff who have specialist knowledge, qualifications or experience in the area of their needs. Click on the links on the left for examples of how some of the learners with high incidence needs are supported. Click to return to the SEN home page.

14 At the Centre Campus of the NCEA we..... Sara Wild to complete. These were the headings suggested by NCC although I have incorporated these areas I have not stuck to the headings literally. Range of Provision The Centre at Click to return to the SEN home page.

15 NCEA directly employ a team of staff collectively known as the Family and Learner Welfare team. This team is made up of Education Welfare, Careers, Family Support, Attendance, Admin and Mentor staff. This team works in partnership with the NHS the Local Safeguarding Children's Board, NCC, Youth Service and many other agencies. We also provide workshops, signposting, information and 1;1 parenting work offering a wide range of non judgemental support on issues such as: Access to parenting programmes Family issues Bereavement Separation Financial worries Domestic violence Opportunities to learn as a family Medical Concerns Information on Child Development Information about your child’s learning Attendance/Punctuality Support to manage your child’s behaviour Careers advice or even just a regular opportunity to meet new people for a cuppa and a chat Social Support from the Family and Learner Welfare Team at The team also lead on all EHA (Early Help assessments) formally known as CAF. Since 2012 NCEA has been a Stonewall School Champion. This was in recognition that we provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for all children and young people and we actively challenge homophobic bullying and celebrate difference in all our Learners. If you would like any more information please contact Sandra Brown Director of Family and Learner Welfare on or Click to return to the SEN home page.

16 Related links Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Equality Act 2010 Department of Ed. Letter to parents Transition to the new 0 to 25 special educational needs and disability system The Children and Families Act 2014 Special educational needs and disability A guide for parents and carers NCEA policies NCEA SEN Policy v3 NCEA_Equality_Information_2012_v2.pdf NCEA_Equality_and_Diversity_Policy_v2.pdf NCEA_Disability_Policy_Statement_v2.pdf NCEA_Data_Protection_Policy_v2.pdf NCEA_Curriculum_Policy_v5.1.pdf NCEA_Confidentiality_Policy_v2.pdf NCEA_Children_Looked_After_Policy_v5.pdf NCEA_Administration_of_SATS_Policy_v2.pdf NCEA_Accesibility_Plan_v2.pdf NCEA_Safeguarding__and_Child_Protection_Policy_v7.0.pdf NCEA_Behaviour_Management_Policy_v4.1.pdf Click to return to the SEN home page.

17 To make sure that the local offer is helpful and easy to use, and that it is fit for purpose we would like to hear from as many people as possible to make sure we get this right. If you have any comments or suggestions on the work so far you can contact us at by clicking on the links below or via the associated telephone numbers or in writing at the address below. Main stream Special Educational Needs and DisabilitiesMain stream Special Educational Needs and Disabilities ext 301 The Centre Special Educational Needs and Disabilities The Centre Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Ext 338 Social Support from the Family and Learner Welfare teamSocial Support from the Family and Learner Welfare team Ext 367. If you have a specific SEN enquiry about your child please contact the SENCO or campus Leader by following this linkthis link Let us know what you think. Click to return to the SEN home page.

18 If you have a specific SEN enquiry please contact the SENCO or campus Leader on links or numbers below Let us know what you think. The Centre Special Educational Needs Josephine Butler Mainstream Secondary Campus ext 301 Josephine Butler Primary Campus James Knott Campus Thomas Bewick Campus Grace Darling Campus William Leech Campus Social Support from the Family and Learner Welfare team Ext 367 Click to return to the SEN home page.

19 The NCEA Local offer has been written to explain how we can meet the special educational needs of young people and their families takes into account the following documents, the Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and theSpecial educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years, Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Equality Act 2010Equality Act This offer has been prepared by the following, About this offer. Robert Fairbairn, Director for Mainstream Learner Support (Moderate Learning Difficulties, MLD) Sara Wild, Director for the Centre (Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, PMLD and Severe Learning Difficulties, SLD) Sandra Brown, Director for Family and Learner Support It has been approved by, Andrew Day, Executive Director, Northumberland Church of England Academy. The offer was published on September 2014 and will be reviewed September 2015 Click to return to the SEN home page.

20 SEN SUPPORT AND ADVICE This area is currently under development and it is hoped to be live in the latter half of the Autumn term. Here you will find advice and materials to support learners with additional educational needs. In the meantime if you have any issues you would like to discuss regarding the additional needs of your child please contact the SENCO on your campus by following this link.SENCO on your campus by following this link. SEN Support and Advice for Parents. Click to return to the SEN home page.


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