Special Educational Needs (SEN) & Disability

Contact: Mrs M Greaves - SEND Co-ordinator.

Carisbrooke is committed to providing an inclusive education for all young people, regardless of ability, gender, language, ethnic or cultural origin. We work effectively with a wide variety of agencies and individuals to focus on improving outcomes for all students with Special Educational Needs.

We are committed to:

  • Raising the standards of attainment for all SEN students through a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum that is differentiated to meet individual learning styles.
  • Establishing robust systems which ensure all SEN students make at least two levels of progress by the end of each key stage.
  • Creating a climate where all staff are aware that they are responsible for students with SEN and plan their lessons accordingly.

Support ranges from one-to-one tuition to learning support assistants working in the classroom with individual students.

The College has a specialist SEN Coordinator with a very experienced team of Learning Support Assistants to support students with SEN, be it a specific learning difficulty or physical or sensory need, those looked after are supported by a key worker. Support is given in a variety of ways, ranging from in-class support to individual work sessions, depending upon the student’s needs, to  facilitate progress in their learning.

Autistic Spectrum Unit

The College houses an Autistic Spectrum Unit which can cater for up to twelve statemented pupils. A dedicated member of staff has responsibility for managing the unit and all students are expected to access the mainstream curriculum for most of the school day. The unit is supported by qualified staff who work to integrate the students into the mainstream curriculum. Admission arrangements to the unit are through a Local Authority Panel.

Disabilities

Within the guidelines of the Disability Equality Scheme, the College is committed to:

  • Promoting equality of opportunity between disabled people and others.
  • Eliminating discrimination that is unlawful under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
  • Providing positive attitudes towards disabled people.
  • Encouraging participation by disabled people in public life.
  • Taking steps to meet disabled people’s needs, even if this requires more favourable treatment.

The Isle of Wight Council is committed to giving all children and young people high quality education that enables them to make progress and achieve well. For children and young people aged 0 to 25 with special educational needs or a
disability, additional or specialist support may be needed to enable this. To support the process of identifying the range of provision and advice that is available, the Isle of Wight Local Authority have published a local offer. For more information about the Local Offer please use thefollowing link: http://www.iwight.com/localoffer