SEN Specialist Expertise
SENCO and SEN Staff
Our SENDCo Mr Wakelam undergoes regular training and updates in order for us to maintain a high standard of SEND provision at Langley Park. This is always be shared with staff at regular intervals during CPD and staff meetings.
More specific details of the SENCO’s role can be found in the SEN Policy which you can find in the School Policies section of our website.
The school also enjoys good working relationships with a wide range of people who provide services to children with SEND and their families.
The external specialists may:
Act in an advisory capacity
Extend expertise of school staff
Provide additional assessment
Support a child directly
Suggest statutory assessment is advisable
Consult with all parties involved with the child
How We Secure Specialist Expertise
Our Additional Needs Budget is used to support children and young people with SEN.
The budget allocation is agreed between our school and the Local Authority at the beginning of each financial year. This is monitored each term by the Governing Body.
Our notional budget for SEND in 2018/19 has been allocated to providing adults who can undertake specific 1:1 and small group support in areas such as intensive interventions, improving social and communication skills, phonics support and any additional academic or pastoral support.
This support always takes place with the full involvement of both children and parents. Elements of this funding is also used for the provision of appropriate resources which children with additional learning needs may find beneficial.
In some instances where pupils are receiving a significant amount of additional support, ‘top-up’ funding may be applied for from the local authority. In these cases, Costed Provision Maps and Support timetables are created with detailing the use of any supporting resources provided in school. This will also demonstrate how this support positively impacts the child, and why the school should receive additional funds to maintain this support.