The Local Offer - Questions and answers regarding Special Educational Needs.

Frome College - Special Educational Needs (SEN) offer

Click to download 'The Local Offer' in PDF format

Click on the links below to download the documents in PDF format:

Download this file (SEN Policy - Final.pdf)    SEN Policy Final March 2017.pdf

Download this file (Accessibility Plan 06.15.pdf)    Accessibility Plan 06.15.pdf

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Access to Learning

Are you as  a Parent or Carer concerned that your son or daughter is having difficulties with their learning and literacy.
This may include:

Reading and Spelling
Numeracy Skills
Processing Information
Concentration and Listening Skills
Memory
A specific Learning and difficulty eg Dyslexia, ADHD.

Frome College can offer support with Quality First Teaching Accelerated Reader Programme

Catch  up Literacy Intervention.
Catch up Numeracy Intervention.
Success Maker – Numeracy Intervention.
Assessment and identification of particular difficulty.
A supported Homework Club.
Support from the County Learning Support Services.
Access to Educational Psychologist.


Speech Language and Communication

The Young Person has difficulties with their Speech, Language and Communication Skills.

This may include:

Understanding Language
Speaking and Listening
Communicating with adults and peers
A diagnosis of ASD.
Frome College can offer support with Quality First Teaching
Strong transition from Middle School
Appropriate interventions
Accelerated Reader Programme
Referral to Speech & Language Therapy
Testing for further assessment
Support from ASD Advisory Team at County, also the Learning Support Services.


Sensory and Physical Needs

Your son or daughter may have difficulties with:
Hearing
Vision
Mobility and/or co-ordination
Personal Care.

Frome College can offer support with Quality First Teaching
Support from Teaching Assistants training by our County Hearing Impaired, Visually impaired and Physically Impaired Advisors, plus Health Professionals.
Accessible classrooms
Fully accessible site
Access to Homework Club
Support with Personal Care
Appropriately adapted resources
Adapted equipment.


Social, Emotional and Mental Health

The Young Person has difficulties with Social, Emotional or Mental Health.

This may include:
Stress & anxiety
Self-esteem and self-perception
Issues with relationships

Frome College can offer support by Quality First Teaching.
Access to counsellors.
Support of PFSA.
Referral to appropriate health professionals.
Support of CAMHS.
Access to the Educational Psychologist.
ELSA TA trained to offer Emotional Support to students in school.
Access to supported Homework Club.
Strong Pastoral System to support all students.

 Trained staff to notice a young person who may be experiencing a particular difficulty.

Tell someone – website for students to report that they have a concern about themselves or are reporting a concern regarding a friend.


 How do we identify students with SEND

We liaise closely with our two feeder middle schools – who provide us with all the information about your son or daughter.

As SENCo I may be invited to meet you at the Young Persons Annual Review in Year 8. You are also welcome to contact me at Frome College and arrange a meeting to alloy any concerns you may have.

We will organise extra visits for the students in the Summer Term. They can begin to familiarise themselves with the campus and key staff who will be working with them.

Advice and guidance is offered on the choice of GCSE options which the students start in Year 9.

All Year 9 students will undergo specific tests and assessments. If we have any concerns then we may visit to implement further specific tests to identify a particular need.

Most importantly of all we want to work as a partnership with you as Parents/Carers and the Young Person in order to provide for them the best education possible.

More information can be found on the Somerset Choices website:

somersetchoices.org.uk

Somerset Local Authority is committed to ensuring pupils with specific learning difficulties are able to both access the national curriculum and achieve good results in school. The authority is active in promoting dyslexia-friendly schools across the county and there are long-standing partnerships with voluntary groups and parent support groups.


Frome College were awarded accreditation
as a Dyslexia Friendly School in April 2015. Frome College - Dyslexia Friendly School

 

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