Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Our school provides a safe, nurturing environment for young people unable to currently have their needs met through mainstream education. As an Independent school for young people with identified Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND), our young people may have a number of SEND across the four broad areas of need:

  • Communication and interaction, for example, Autistic spectrum conditions (ASC), Pathological demand avoidance (PDA) and Speech and language difficulties.
  • Cognition and learning, for example, processing difficulties, dyslexia and dyspraxia.
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties, for example, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Anxieties, Depression and Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • Sensory and/or physical needs, for example, visual impairments, hearing impairments and sensory processing difficulties (SPD).

All our young people have an Educational, health and care plan (EHCP) which outlines their SEND, agreed outcomes and required provision to meet these outcomes. Progress towards each young person’s EHCP outcomes is recorded by all staff and monitored closely and shared regularly with parents and pupils through termly reports, progress review days and annual reviews.

Working collaboratively with parents, carers and young people to ensure best possible outcomes for our young people is at the heart of all we do.

Our Parents Say:

I have always felt that I can speak honestly and voice any questions or concerns without fear or judgement. Likewise, I feel that the staff are very open and honest with me, so there is mutual trust and it feels like we work collaboratively, it is absolutely NOT a case of us and them, we work together as one.”

They are good at identifying and supporting the needs of our child.”

The staff show a strong sense of caring for each child’s needs and offer great support.”

Children are listened to and understood.”

NSC is “very good at communication, taking the time to listen and come up with ideas to help the child or young person.”

The teaching staff are wonderful, making lessons enjoyable and really considering each child’s needs. There needs to be a NSC school in every town!”

Further Information

For further information regarding SEND provision at NSC, please refer to the SEND policy. Alternatively, you may wish to discuss SEND in relation to your young person by contacting the SENCO:

Kim Charlesworth

01473 290276 or Kim@newskillcentre.org