Special Educational Needs
At Onslow St Audrey’s we understand that every child brings a unique pattern of strengths and areas of need to our community and as a school we aim to fulfill the potential of all students.
We want all of our students to feel valued, cared for and supported and we encourage them to develop a wide range of skills and interests in preparation for life beyond the classroom. Learning should be enjoyable and all young people should be proud of the progress they make.
We have a dedicated specialist team of Learning Support Assistants who have extensive knowledge and experience in working with young people with a wide range of needs. They deliver ranges of provisions and interventions to support students in overcoming any barriers which stand in the way of them fulfilling their potential. These interventions include one to one and small group literacy support, handwriting, phonics, numeracy, functional life skills and social and emotional groups.
Pupils who are the subject of a Education, Heatlth and Care Plan, will have their needs met through the recommended provision.
The SENCO (Special Education Needs Co-ordinator) is the person responsible for the day to day management of the learning needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and can be contacted at school for further information.
SENCO: Ms D Powell
The Speech and Language Base
Onslow St Audrey’s School has a specially resourced provision for pupils with special educational needs in the form of a Base for fourteen students with Speech, Language and Communication needs.
Places in the Base are allocated by a provision panel from Hertfordshire County Council.
All students who access the Base provision are fully integrated into mainstream education and come to the Base for various interventions and speech and language therapy.
The Base has a Speech and Language therapist on site for 1.5 days per week. This time is used to provide as individual, paired or group therapy sessions and to carry out observations of students in their mainstream lessons. The therapist also works closely with teaching staff to provide continuing professional development.
For further information and/or discussion, you are advised to contact your Area S.E.N. officer, whose name should be on your child’s Education, Health and Care Plan.