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Skegness Grammar School

We produce well-rounded individuals, and take pride in their personal achievements. Our students aspire to high academic success, whilst enjoying a variety of extra curricular opportunities.

Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND)

Our Aims

Skegness Grammar School (SGS) is committed to enabling all learners to make significant progress in knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and values to become lifelong learners. All staff and governors inclusively nurture aspirations for all students and understand that some will need additional help in progressing towards their goals. Therefore, we all work hard to ensure that provision is made for those who need it and that all students are given the opportunities to be the best that they can be.

We believe that by working in partnership with our students, their families and external colleagues much can be done towards overcoming the challenges our young people face.

We aim to address the Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND) of each individual student so they can:

  • Access a broad and balanced education
  • Develop a clear pathway through education to adulthood, paid employment and independent living
  • Experience success in learning and reach their full potential
  • Enjoy greater self-esteem knowing their opinions and achievements are valued
  • Work towards independence

Achieving our aims

To achieve these aims SGS will:

  • Embrace the principles of The Children and Families Act 2014
  • Follow the 2015 Code of Practice and the Disability Equality Duty for children with SEN and disabilities (SEND) with an inclusive approach
  • Identify students’ needs as early as possible. This is most effectively done by gathering information from parents, education, health and care services prior to the child’s entry into the school
  • Continually liaise with teaching and support staff in identifying and assessing student’s needs
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate students with SEND to ensure that they are able to reach their full potential
  • Work in conjunction with external support agencies when needs cannot be met by the academy alone
  • Work closely with our Pastoral team, partners within the Trust and the local authority to provide a common framework of essential provision for all
  • Work in collaboration with parents/carers to gain a better understanding of their child and involve them in all stages of their child’s education
  • Promote access to a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum by equipping staff with the knowledge and skills required
  • Compliment the delivery of quality first teaching and differentiation
  • Make appropriate provision to overcome all barriers to learning and ensure students with SEND have full access to a mainstream curriculum
  • Create an environment where students feel safe to voice opinions of their own needs
  • Ensure the governing body will take an active interest in the provision for SEND students and one of its members will take on specific responsibility for the oversight of this work

Contact our SEND Team 

SGS-SpecialEdu@skegnessgrammar.co.uk or 01754 610000

SEN Co-ordinator: Mrs S Harmer
Assistant SEN Co-ordinator: Mrs V Moore

Further reading for parents 

Department for Education (2014) Changes to the special educational needs and disability support system: easy read guide for parents. Available at: https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2016-08/FINAL%20DESIGNED%20Easy%20read%20SENDreforms%20parents%20v11.pdf

Department for Education and Department for Health (2015) Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years. Available at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/398815/SEND_Code_of_Practice_January_2015.pdf

UK Public General Act (2014) Children and Families Act. Chapter 6. Part 3. Available at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/pdfs/ukpga_20140006_en.pdf