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At Millfield, we believe that every pupil brings with them a unique blend of strengths and needs and we are committed to helping every child reach their potential.

The term ‘special educational needs’ has a legal definition. Children with special educational needs all have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. These children may need support that is additional to, or different from other students of the same age.

Children with special educational needs may need extra help because of a range of needs relating to: cognition and learning; communication and interaction; social, emotional and mental health; physical / sensory; and independence and self-help.

Many children will have special educational needs of some kind at some time during their education. At Millfield we aim to overcome these barriers to learning by offering support strategies as identified.

All children make progress at different rates and have different ways in which they learn. Teachers take this into account by looking carefully at how they organise their lessons, the classroom, the books and materials they give to each child and the way they teach. Advice and strategies are produced and evaluated on each student’s support plan so that teaching staff can provide quality first teaching which takes into account the student’s individual needs.

Our vision is of an inclusive learning experience, enabling all our students to achieve individual excellence and thrive as happy, independent and responsible young adults. All colleagues, specialists, pupils, parents and carers work together so that:

  • pupils with additional needs are able to access their entitlement to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum as part of the whole school community;
  • pupils with SEND are educated in an inclusive environment alongside their peers, with targeted intervention additionally as needed, enabling all to reach their full potential;
  • pupils with SEND receive the appropriate support and are actively encouraged to develop their independence, resilience and self-esteem;
  • pupils with SEND are identified at transition or upon joining the school using the revise Code of Practice 2015;
  • parents/carers and pupils are fully involved in the identification and assessment of SEND;
  • we foster partnership and collaboration between all agencies concerned, using a multi-disciplinary approach.

For more information please refer to our full SEN Information Report and Local Offer.

Millfield’s SENDCo is Miss R. Ashton

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