Twyford CofE High School has a higher than average number of students with EHC plans (SEN E) as well as students identified as having additional support needs (SEN K) and those whose SEN needs merit routine monitoring.
In all cases, the school commits to adapting teaching to meet the needs of these students and where possible achieve full integration.
Twyford also has an Additionally Resourced Centre catering for SEN students, who meet the specific admissions criteria (an Education, Health & Care Plan in place for either ASD or SpLD and another need). The vision for the ARC is to support inclusion within mainstream education for students who are in need of significant levels of specialist support. It is suitable for students with mild learning difficulties who can be included in the mainstream provision for 50% of their day. As many students have mental health or anxiety needs, children with severely challenging behaviour cannot be accommodated within this centre.
All SEND at the school is overseen by the school SENCO, Mr Declan McCloskey
Admission of EHCP students is via the local authority. The Year 5 Annual Review offers an opportunity to express parental preference. The primary school offers guidance. In October, prior to the September transfer, each school will read the papers sent by the LA. Parents are informed by the LA by 15th February on their year of transition of the school place offer.
Our SEN Policy and Report give details about how the curriculum is made accessible for those with SEND:
Additional information may be found in the Twyford CofE Academies Trust Accessibility Plan.