SEND Support

Comprehensive SEND Support at Sandy Secondary School

At our school, we are dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of every student. Our proficient staff excel in recognizing and aiding students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). We pride ourselves on offering personalized support, ensuring an inclusive environment for all. 

For in-depth information regarding our SEND policies and practices, consider the following resources:
 

Contact our SENCO’s:

  • Mrs Heather Smith for years 11, 12 and 13.
  • Mrs Amy Alderton for year 7, 8 and 9, and any questions regarding transition to Sandy Secondary.
  • Dr Adele Cook for year 10.
 
You can contact through the school office or at asksenco@sandysecondaryschool.com.
 

Our Staff’s Expertise: We boast a team with a diverse set of skills. Notable specializations include supporting children with autism, Makaton proficiency, and our SENCO’s qualification as a dyslexia assessor.

Additional Support Resources:

  • Central Bedfordshire Local Offer: View here.
  • SENDIASS: A free, confidential service for young people with SEND and their guardians.
  • National Children’s Bureau: Access advice and guidance.
  • SEND Partnership Service: Reach them at 0300 300 8088 or visit their website.
  • Autism Beds: Call at 01234 214871 for free sessions post Autism diagnosis.
  • Carers in Bedfordshire: Connect with parent/guardian groups at 0300 111 1919.
  • Outside-In: For ADHD and Autistic Spectrum support, call 01462 813282.
  • UKADHD: Find local ADHD support groups.
  • CHUMS: Reach the Child Bereavement and Emotional Wellbeing service at info@chums.uk.com or 01525 863924.
  • British Dyslexia Association: Discover local dyslexia-friendly groups here.

Addressing Concerns:

We strive for a seamless partnership with parents and guardians. Should any concerns arise, we handle complaints following the school’s set procedure. For a detailed discussion, our SEND Team is always available. Consult our SEND policy, Accessibility Policy, and Equalities Policy for more information.
We’re committed to providing equal opportunities for students with SEND, spanning various categories, and ensuring they reach their full potential. Our admissions for students with SEND are detailed in the school’s admission policy.

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