At Venn Boulevard Centre, we provide exceptional support to pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). We understand that every child has unique requirements, and we strive to ensure that every pupil receives the individualised support they need to reach their full potential.
Our approach to supporting pupils with SEND is guided by the Graduated Approach, which involves a process of assessing, planning, implementing, and reviewing the support provided to pupils. We also use the Assess, Plan, Do, Review (ADPR) cycle to collect evidence and inform decision-making when collating evidence towards an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
There are several categories of SEND, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), Speech, Language, and Communication Needs (SLCN), and Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties.
At Venn Boulevard Centre, we have highly trained specialist staff, small nurturing class sizes, and adapted teaching approaches to ensure that each pupil receives the support they need to succeed. We also provide visual supports and multi-sensory learning experiences to engage and support all learners.
One of the principles we use to support children with autism is the TEACCH approach, which involves creating structured and predictable environments that support learning and communication. We use this approach in our specialist classrooms to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for our pupils with ASD.
We have exceptional relationships with the local authority SEN team, and we work closely with educational psychologists, IPASS, Occupational Therapy, and Dyslexia screening to ensure that every pupil receives the support they need. We collaborate with these professionals to provide a holistic approach to supporting our pupils with SEND.