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Our School Offer

What Our School Offers

This information is part of the Local Offer for Rushcliffe School. Under the Children and Families Bill (2014), Local Authorities publish and keep under review, information about services that they expect to be available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs aged 0-25. This is called the Local Offer. The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice for families

Core Offer

  • What we offer to all pupils with SEND:
  • The Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark
  • Literacy support in Key Stage 3
  • Level 1 qualifications at KS4
  • Vocational GCSEs
  • Inclusion Provision

Range of Provision

What we offer over and above the core offer:

  • Inclusion Provision
  • Working in partnership with outside agencies
  • Specialist Facilities/equipment to support SEND
  • A range of resources: laptops to support pupils, coloured overlays.
  • Input from other specialist services: Advisory teachers via Local Authority, Educational Psychologist, Health Professionals, CAMHS, Attendance Officer, School Nurse, School Counsellor, Social Workers, Breakfast and after school support
  • Seasonal clubs which are supported by the SEND Team – Click here for weekly information.

Inclusion

  • How the school promotes inclusion:
  • Differentiated and inclusive learning environments in all classrooms.
  • Appropriate ability setting in some subjects, increasing through the year groups.
  • A wide range of extra- curricular activities during and after school.
  • Student leadership and Student Voice.
  • Personalised Learning Postcards.
  • Personalised Learning Pathways.
  • Early intervention through our specialist inclusion centre.
  • On-site specialist centre focusing on: academic achievement, self-esteem, emotional awareness, social expectations, positive behaviours for learning, and preparing for future economic well-being.
  • Half termly reviews and quality assurance frameworks.

Parent support liaison

  • The school communicates with parents using the following methods:
  • Communication with parents and outside agencies in identifying needs.
  • Attendance at meetings to discuss concerns and referrals.
    Regular reviews for students on our SEND register.
  • Teacher Progress Reviews, with targets, sent home three times a year.
  • SEND staff available at Progress Evenings.
  • Parent workshops for dyslexia.
  • An ‘Open-door’ policy.

Other Information

  • Accelerated Reader
  • Learning Links in Year Seven (with targeted Literacy support)
  • Literacy Development Work (Years Eight and Nine)
  • Supported Study
  • Maths intervention
  • Personalised mentoring and emotional therapy programmes
  • Intervention support in the Orchard Centre
  • Daily specialist English, Maths and Science lessons for targeted students at Key Stage Four
  • Personalised learning programmes at Key Stage Four
  • Early intervention programmes at Key Stage Three and Four
  • Specialist mentoring at Key Stage Three and Four
  • Partnerships with other local schools.

For information on Nottinghamshire County Council Local Offer, follow the following link:

http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/learning/schools/special-educational-needs/