Denbigh School is committed to a policy of inclusion: one in which the teaching, learning, achievements, attitudes and well-being of all students matter – including those identified as having Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). We have high expectations of all our students and are proud of what they achieve.
All students, including those with SEND, will have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, which will include the National Curriculum. The culture, practice, management and deployment of resources are designed to ensure all student’s needs are met.
Student Support is a dedicated area in Denbigh School used as additional space to support all students, including those with SEND. It is used as a location for additional intervention groups, such as literacy and numeracy as well as a temporary withdrawal space for some students.
Students requiring additional support are identified to us through close liaison with our feeder schools. Most support is offered in-class however some students will access smaller withdrawal sessions. We have a dedicated team of Teaching Assistants, SEND staff and wider pastoral staff who are involved in the day-to-day lives of our students. Students with EHC Plans or on SEN Support will have an Academic Profile available to teaching staff. This identifies individual strengths, difficulties and strategies which could be used to support them throughout the curriculum. We use standardised assessments to identify those who may require additional support, including formal applications for concessions during their examinations.
The School’s aim is to develop a partnership where professionals and parents work together to review progress that is being made and enable all students to leave us with the skills needed to continue to progress into the adult world. Further information regarding SEND support can be found below. We would encourage future parents to visit the school during our Year 6 Open Evenings in the autumn term.
The Milton Keynes SEND Local Offer is a directory of information about education, health and care services, as well as leisure activities and support groups, for children and young people with SEND from birth to 25 years.
Milton Keynes City Council (mksendlocaloffer.co.uk)
If you do have any further queries, please contact the SENCo at SENCo@denbigh.net. Our SENCo is Mr Paul Forster and our Deputy SENCo is Mrs Asif.