Special Educational Needs and Disability Provision
Beverley Grammar School is fully inclusive. Our Learning Support Department is a key element to the school’s aim to ensure barriers to learning are removed, providing support which allows students to grow in confidence and independence.
Students with SEND attend mainstream classes and are fully integrated into the school community. We want our students to achieve their true potential. We pride ourselves on being open, friendly and caring. Listening to student views and developing positive relationships with parents and carers are at the heart of what we do.
The department is staffed by our SENCO and a committed and enthusiastic team of Learning Support Associates. They have experience and knowledge in many areas of SEN and disability including Social and Emotional Mental Health, Specific Learning Difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Conditions. Learning Support staff are involved in running school extra-curricular sports activities including homework club, table tennis and chess.
The team supports all areas of the curriculum in all key stages and we have active departmental links with all curriculum areas ensuring information and resources are shared.
Students on the SEND register are allocated a Learning Support Associate as a ‘key worker’ or ‘key link’. This is someone who acts as an advocate between the student, staff and parents & carers ensuring needs are being met and communication is effective.
LSAs run interventions to support students in developing key skills needed across the curriculum. These include programmes focussing on social skills, reading, spelling. We provide mentoring for our KS4 and KS5 students with SEND.
The team provides exam access arrangements to all identified students informally at KS3 and then formally for assessments and external exams at KS 4 and KS5.
The Learning Zone is open to all students at Beverley Grammar School ensuring that every student has access to support they need.
Opening from 8:30am each morning, it has a staffed after school homework club which runs Monday – Thursday until 4:30pm. The Learning Zone is staffed throughout break and lunch times ensuring students have a safe haven to relax and recharge.
We have a number of Chromebooks for students who need support with their writing or with accessing the curriculum. These are available for students who meet the criteria to loan on a daily basis.
The department has a large room with computers for student use during opening times. We have a smaller room for interventions and a quiet and calm tranquillity room which is popular with students.
Our SENCO is able to support referrals to the East Yorkshire and Hull Neurodiversity Front Door for assessment requests for ADHD and ASC. Whilst we understand that some young people are adept at masking their difficulties and therefore students can present differently at home and school, we are only able to report on what we see in the school setting. Parents, carers and young people are encouraged to hold a discussion with the SENCO before starting this process so we can work together for the best possible outcome.
Due to the information required to complete referrals, including responses to private referrals, the school needs a minimum of four working weeks to gather information and complete paperwork.
Learning Support is a great place! You can do homework at lunch or after school whatever suits you best. When you arrive there is always a bubbly, happy atmosphere with people always willing to help. There are always people here that you can talk to when you are feeling down; they brighten your day!
SEND Coordinator: Rachel Glover – email@example.com
SEND Governor: Sally Ann Pindar – firstname.lastname@example.org
East Riding Local Offer (links to external site)