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The SEND Offer and Policy is available on this website, including details about how we meet the needs of SEND students and evaluate our success. It is a process undertaken in partnership with students, parents, pertinent staff and experts.
Students in the care of the Local Authority are known as Looked After Children (LAC). The LAC coordinator who monitors their progress through their PEPs is Miss K Tuite.

 Mr I Benson is the SEND Coordinator and can be contacted via her email address at IBenson@southchurchschool.com 

You may view the full policy and relevant documentation below:

Accessibility Plan September 2017

SEND Information Report
Southend SEND Local Offer
Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy
The Graduated Approach
Reform in Practice
Southend Educational Psychology Service
Southend Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) Contact – Trudi Carey
Supporting students at school with medical conditions

Equal Opportunities

The school is committed to giving all students every opportunity to achieve the highest standards by:

  • taking account of their varied experiences and needs
  • offering a broad and balanced curriculum
  • having high expectations of all students

The school is committed to meeting the needs of students with disabilities, as it is to meeting the needs of all within the school. The school endeavours to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, as amended by the Disability Discrimination Act 2005. All reasonable steps will be taken to ensure that disabled students are not placed at any disadvantage compared to nondisabled children. The legislation states that people with disabilities may be treated more favourably and this requirement should be considered.

The school is committed to providing an environment that allows disabled students full access to all areas of learning or associated services provided for, or offered to, students at the school, including educational visits and other off-site activities.

Teachers will modify teaching and learning as appropriate for students with disabilities. For example, they may give additional time to complete certain activities or modify teaching materials or offer alternative activities where students are unable to manipulate tools or equipment.

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact Mr Benson, our SENDCO, by e-mail at IBenson@southchurchschool.com or by phone on 01702 900777.

Review Date 30th June 2021