SEN & Vulnerable Students
We believe that every student, regardless of background, should have access to an exciting curriculum offer and the opportunity to make outstanding progress from their starting points. It is our vision that we strive to enrich the lives of young people in order to help them grow into confident, well-rounded citizens who play an active part in school life and the wider community. Through the 4Rs (Reciprocity, Reflectiveness, Resilience, Resourcefulness) we want to develop active and independent learners who can take ownership of their educational journey as well as feel ready to one day enter the wider-world.
The best available evidence indicates that great teaching is the most important lever schools have to improve student progress and attainment. Ensuring every teacher is supported in delivering high-quality teaching is essential to achieving the best outcomes for all students, particularly the most disadvantaged among them. Robust high expectations with effective scaffolding, cognitive and metacognitive approaches to learning in all classrooms is the core of the school offer.
But occasionally a little more support is required and starts within the classroom setting. Well designed and data driven in lesson intervention that uses on-going assessment including retrieval practice is the next stage of support. Interventions are SMART and reviewed regularly. Strategies like flexible groupings, allocated seating, instant feedback and live marking have shown positive impact on progress within our classrooms. An experienced Teaching Assistant team provide in class support for students who are most vulnerable and work collaboratively with teachers to support students to make progress in their learning.
As a School we collaboratively with Special Educational Needs authorities at Leicester County Council and Leicester City Council as well as a wide range of specialist services so that students who have been formally diagnosed with medical or SEN needs receive the support, they need from professional bodies in order to flourish.
We are always happy to answer queries, provide support or discuss our provision.
You can contact our SENCO Amy Bowles Amy.Bowles@castlerock.org.uk.
Download our SEND Policy here
Download the SEND information report for 2022/23 here