Inclusion is at the heart of what we do
Ashton Park School is committed to inclusion. We believe that all students, including those identified as having special educational needs and/or disabilities have an entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them. We support all of our students to be fully included in all aspects of school life.
Ashton Park School uses Quality First Teaching to meet the needs of all students. Subject teachers adapt their teaching to support those with additional needs and they may be further supported in class by LSAs or out of class with evidence-based intervention work. Our aim is for all students to be supported to access the same curriculum offer as their peers. In rare cases, students who are working significantly below age related expectations and are struggling with the traditional curriculum may follow an adapted curriculum with alternative qualifications.
We have a well-staffed SEND department, which comprises of:
- The Senior Leader for SEND & Inclusion who holds the National Award for SEN Coordination
- An Assistant SENCo
- Two specialist SEND teachers
- An intervention teacher
- Seven Learning Support Assistants, working across all key stages
- A Speech & Language therapist (1.5 days per week)
- A SEND administrative assistant
We work closely with other teams in the school to support students:
- The Pupil Support Room who give additional support for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs
- A Mental Health lead
- The pastoral team: tutors, House Leaders and Family Link Workers
We liaise with a variety of outside agencies where students need support beyond our core SEND offer available at Ashton Park.
Ashton Park School is proud to run a Specialist Resource Base for students with Speech, Language and Communication Needs. There are 20 places in Key Stages 3 and 4, for students with Education, Health and Care Plans. Access to this provision is via the Local Authority’s SEND team as part of your child’s Key Stage Transfer annual review. Details of the Resource Base curriculum can be found on our website.
For further information, please contact the SEND administrator on 0117 377 2756 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.