This policy statement has been written with regard to:
Principles and Objectives
As a Centre of Excellence for Inclusion, the Link School is committed to ensuring that the necessary provision is made for every learner in our school community. The Link School is passionate about inclusive education and, with a strong focus on partnership working, strives to meet the needs of learners who have a special educational need, disability, learning difficulty or are vulnerable and disadvantaged.
A student is defined as having SEND if he or she has a learning difficulty, which calls for a special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to learners of the same age or, that the student has a disability, which hinders them from making use of educational facilities from those generally provided by schools for students of the same age, within the same area.
The Code of Practice (2015) states that all students and young people are entitled to an education that enables them to make progress so that they:
The Code of Practice also provides an overview of the range of needs which is divided into 4 broad areas:
The school believes that all students with a Special Education Need or disability (SEND) must have their needs recognised, assessed and appropriate and effective intervention put in place. All staff have due regard, as part of their professional standards and duties, to promote equality.
You can read our full SEND Policy by downloading the PDF below.
Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Springwell, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR3 4EE
Tel: 0191 561 5777
Link School Pallion
Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA
Tel: 0191 561 4777