SEND – Special Educational Needs & Disability

SEN Policy and Procedures

Our school was one of the first in Brighton and Hove to complete our review of the SEND policy to meet the new requirements in line with the new SEND Code of Practice effective from 1 September 2014. You can see our policy by clicking on the link below:

send-policy-september-2015

To provide an improved, compliant policy we co-produced our policy with families, children and young people.There was a strong feeling from parents and children that as well as covering statutory information, it should also cover some aspects of practice and also a glossary of terms and agencies.

Hopefully our policy tells you all you need to know about how we support our young people. If you have any suggestions for how this policy could be improved please let us know. You can email our SENCO at rgeorge@longhill.org.uk

No time to read a whole policy? Here are the main changes from the old SEN Code of Practice. (Please note this leaflet was previously sent to all parents with a child on our SEN register in October 2014) SEN leaflet 2015

Local Offer

Have you seen our ‘Local Offer’? From September 2014, all schools have to produce a set of information that explains exactly how they address a range of issues with regard to special educational needs and disabilities. This is then placed on the Local Authority’s website for all to view.

You can view ours here. brighton-hoves-local-offer/longhill-high-school-how-we-meet-sen-needs

Brighton & Hove were part of the ‘SE7 pathfinder’, helping the Department for Education trial new things in readiness for the new Code of Practice and led on this. Our work on the Local Offer is helping develop practice in other parts of the country. Most Local Authorities will be producing this at the moment but as Brighton and Hove took part in this early development, ours is ready to view! Prospective parents might find this information especially useful.

Big thanks to the parents and students who helped us produce this!

All schools also have to produce a SEND information report about how they meet and support pupils with special needs and/or disabilities. You can view ours by clicking on the link below:

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Can You Help?

Parents, have your say and give advice for staff.

We are currently developing a series of resource manuals and on-line advice for teachers about a range of special needs. Are you willing to help us?

  • We would like to show you what we have done so far and get your feedback.
  • Is this the kind of information you would want a teacher to know?
  • Have we missed anything important out?
  • Are there things teachers can do that make things easier at home?
  • Is there a type of guide we have missed?
  • How can we adapt these so they can be ‘parent friendly’ and, over time also have this information open to parents as well

If you would like to be part of this, please email the senco rgeorge@longhill.org.uk or call our SEN Admin assistant Mrs Brown on 01273 304086 to register your interest.