sendSpringfield is an inclusive school that recognises the needs of all individuals and endeavours to make pupils as independent as possible, whilst preparing them for adult life post 16.

All students are valued and encouraged to achieve to the best of their ability. Learning Support at Springfield strives to support all those who need it, which includes:

  • Students with an Education Health Care Plan.
  • Students with special educational needs who do not have an EHCP but who need support in some of their lessons, especially with their literacy.
  • Students with special educational needs who do not have an EHCP but who need support with social, emotional and mental health needs which can act as a barrier to learning.
  • Students with disabilities that impact on their ability to access the curriculum.

The SENDCO coordinates Learning Support via close liaison with Year Teams and Heads of Department. This is done on an individual basis, where the targeted support is provided on a needs-led basis.

Provision to meet the variety of special needs in the school is made through:

  • Adapted approaches by the class teacher of tasks and outcomes within the classroom.
  • In-class support provided by the Learning Support Team.
  • Individual and small group withdrawal of some students for intensive literacy support.
  • ELSA providing emotional literacy support to those who require it.
  • Small group work with students who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties which impacts on their readiness for some mainstream lessons

SEND provision at Springfield is responsive to the presenting needs of our studetns and is under constant internal review to ensure our offer remains appropriate.

Prospective students and their parents/carers are welcome to contact the SENDCO (Mr Peter Dennett) to arrange a visit to discuss any aspect of access arrangements.

SEN Policy (including SEN Information Report)