One In A Million Free School is a fully inclusive school. Its philosophy, values and practices aim to ensure that all students achieve their potential; personally, socially, emotionally and academically in all areas of the curriculum, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, physical ability or educational needs.
We recognise that children with special educational needs are those students, with or without an EHCP or Educational Statement, who have difficulties in accessing the school’s curriculum. This will include young people with learning and cognitive difficulties, issues around communication and interaction with others, as well as social, emotional and behaviour needs, plus learners who experience physical or sensory difficulties.
If a child at One In A Million Free School has a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan, then the school works with the student, parent/carer and all other relevant agencies to provide the support, which is detailed in the EHCP.
In line with the 2015 SEND Code of Practice, and based on the guidance from Bradford Metropolitan District Council’s Children’s Services for SEN, One In A Million Free School offers a range of graduated support to address four main areas of need:
- Cognition and Learning
- Communication and Interaction
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health
- Physical and Sensory
Information received from Year 6 feeder schools assists One In A Million in identifying SEND learners and planning appropriately for the transition of students from Year 6 into Year 7. Once any young person becomes a part of the One In A Million community, their performance and progress is regularly and carefully monitored. Any student whose progress gives cause for concern is quickly identified, and any area of weakness or difficulty is targeted. Where progress continues to be less than expected, the Learning Coach, Head of Year and SENCO may determine that the learner may have SEND needs. This may then prompt the involvement of external agencies if a potential diagnosis is to be considered, or may be managed internally with support from the SENCO and members of the support team, as well as the school’s teaching staff.
Parent/Carers and students are fully involved in this process. Parent/Carers can often be a key part of the identification and assessment process through noticing changes at home; struggles with homework and exams, managing friendships, difficulties with organization or maintaining concentration. One In A Million seeks to work in partnership with all Parent/Carers to support any young people who experience any of these difficulties.
At One In A Million Free School, the SENCO/Deputy Vice Principal is Mr Paddy Gallagher, who assumes responsibility for coordinating support for all students with SEND. Mr Gallagher is responsible for not only developing and updating the school’s SEND Policy, but also ensuring that its values and principles are practiced within the school.
If you should require any further information regarding the SEND policies or practices, which operate at One In A Million Free School, please contact the school and ask to speak with Mr Gallagher.
One In A Million Cliffe Terrace Bradford BD8 7DX
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