SEND

The school SEND offer is the inclusive, accessible provision which supports children with special educational needs and disability to thrive.

As a fully inclusive school, John Port Spencer Academy is committed to identifying and providing for the needs of all students. Every teacher is a teacher of every child or young person including those with SEND; and all staff are trained in and adhere to our model of good practice.

Students are recognised as individuals, with abilities and development needs which will vary across the curriculum. Class teachers and support staff are able to identify individual development requirements, and to provide lessons and activities which ensure progress at all levels of ability.

As part of changes implemented by the Department for Education in 2014, all local authorities must publish information about how they support SEND pupils. This is called the ‘Local Offer.’

  • A copy of the Derbyshire County Council Local Offer is available here.
  • A copy of the school SEND policy is available here and the Code of Practice here.
  • The SEND Information Report is available here.
  • The school Accessibility Plan can be accessed here.