The academy aims to meet the needs of students with special education needs, using the SEN Code of Practice as a basis for organising our SEN provision. All students at Hodgson have access to the full National Curriculum, though some students may need a modified curriculum. This may involve additional help within lessons or withdrawal for help on an individual or small group basis.
An Individual Educational Plan is devised to meet the needs of the students and advice may be sought from appropriate external agencies such as the Educational Psychology Service or Medical Service. In 2010 the academy was re-designated, for the fifth time, with the Basic Skills Agency Quality Mark, demonstrating a high-level of expertise in furthering the skills of students with Special Educational Needs.
The Academy’s Special Educational Needs Policy, which is available from the following link, sets out the philosophy and organisation of support for students who have SEN.
As required by law, all children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs/EHC naming a school will be admitted before the application of the over-subscription criteria. Children who have a Statement for Special Needs have their applications considered separately.
Hodgson Academy will ensure that it meets its duties under the Schools Admissions Code of Practice by:
• Students with special educational needs will be admitted to Hodgson Academy in line with the admissions’ policies of the Local authority. Hodgson Academy is aware of the statutory requirements of the SEN and Disability Act and will meet the Act’s requirements.
• If Hodgson Academy is alerted to the fact that a student may have a difficulty in learning, it will make its best endeavours to collect all relevant information and make reasonable adjustments as appropriate.
Steps taken to prevent pupils with SEN from being treated less favourably than other pupils can be found detailed within the SEND Information Report.
At Hodgson Academy, parents and carers are encouraged to speak with the Progress Tutor about any concerns they may have. They will be able to discuss additional support children are receiving. If you wish to discuss your child’s needs further please contact the SENCO or SEND Manger who will be able to talk about how the Academy can support children with SEND. The School’s complaints policy is on our school website in the section on policies and procedures. This includes complaints around SEND. The policy can also be obtained through request of a paper copy from the school office. Please follow this policy if you would like to make a formal complaint. In the first instance though discussions would be encouraged with the relevant staff to try and resolve any issues that have arisen.
Lancashire SEND Update December 2018 – Link Only
Hodgson Academy SEND Information Report – January 2019 [PDF]
Hodgson Academy SEN and Disability Local Offer – January 2019 [PDF]
Hodgson Academy SEND Policy – January 2019 [PDF]
Advice for Parents Section
LCC Wellbeing Prevention and Early Help Service Offer – 270KB [PDF]