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Special Education Needs

SEN Budmouth Local Offer

Implementation of the SEN policy is through three key areas:

For admission for children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan, please click here

Contact Learning Support:

Wendy Davies
Email: daviesw@budmouth.dorset.sch.uk

Contact Student Support Centre:

Helen McNab
Email: mcnabh@budmouth.dorset.sch.uk

Admission to the base is through a panel process organised by the Local Authority SEN team and not through the usual admissions process.

Contact Asperger's Base:

Pete McCarthy
Email: mccarthyp@budmouth.dorset.sch.uk

Rose Hayward
Email: haywardr@budmouth.dorset.sch.uk

Our SEN Policy and Local Offer contain information relating to our procedures for identifying students/young people with SEN, together with our arrangements for consulting with parents of children with SEN.

Budmouth offers a broad and balanced curriculum to all students.

Discussions with Subject Leaders and Progress Leaders help us ensure that the curriculum is adapted or made accessible for students with SEN.

Additional details regarding this can be found within the Local Offer.

Regular discussion with progress leaders and review of data help us shape support for students and their progress towards agreed outcomes.

The College has an excellent Induction programme for supporting children moving between primary and secondary education and offers an Enhanced Induction Programme for a small number of children for whom it is recognised that transition will be more stressful.

The College also has established links with other local Secondary schools and procedures are in place for transfer of SEN information for those joining the 6th form. Links also exist with Weymouth College so that Budmouth students moving on to alternative Post 16 provision are discussed with relevant staff.

Budmouth's Accessibility Plan found on the College website contains details of steps taken to increase access to learning and the learning environment itself: We firmly believe that all students within the College should be able to access and engage in all activities, regardless of their learning difficulties or disability.

Budmouth has a multi layered approach towards supporting emotional and social development. Initially this starts with the Form Tutor and Year Team, but additional support exists through our vigorous Anti-Bullying programme.

The Student Support Centre, Behaviour Support Teams and the Emotional Literacy Assistant work with SEN students to ensure that the views of students are listened to and where appropriate, acted upon.

The Local Offer and SEN Policy contain information on how the College involves other professional bodies in meeting the SEN needs of our students. In addition to this families are also made aware of local activities, workshops either on an individual basis, or through information published on the College website.

For students who have SEN needs and who are looked after by the Local Authority Personal Education Plans should co-exist and joint SEN/PEP meetings held.

Details of Budmouth's Looked After Children Policy can also be found on the College website.

Arrangements for handling complaints from parents of young people with SEN about the provision made at the College are detailed in the SEN policy.

We hope, however that through our regular consultation processes and meetings that any concerns can be addressed as soon as possible.

Mrs Davies, Mr McCarthy and Mrs McNab can be contacted to arrange a meeting. Please email or contact the College Office on 01305 830500

Downloads & Useful Links

SEN Budmouth Local Offer
icon Banding Information for Parents Flyer
icon SEND Information Report 2017
icon Post 16 Provision
icon Accessibility Plan
icon SEN Policy
Supporting Children with Complex Medical Needs
icon Intimate Care Policy
icon Children in Care Policy
British Dyslexia Association - Dyslexia friendly society
Inclusive Technology - Articles, free downloads of helpful software, support & training.
Communication & Learning Skills Centre - Memory help, organisation & revision.
www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/local-offer - Dorset's Local Offer: information & guidance pages for SEND support across Dorset County Council
www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/fis/search - The Family Information Directory- provides families with activities, childcare & family support information.

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