All of the teachers at Humphry Davy School are teachers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). In July 2014 we were accredited with the ‘Dyslexia Friendly Inclusive School’ status; we have adopted a ‘whole school approach’ which involves all staff adhering to a model of good practice. We are committed to identifying and providing for the needs of all children; inclusion is regarded as crucial at Humphry Davy School, in line with that of the Local Authority.
In addition to our ‘Dyslexia Friendly Inclusive School’ status, Humphry Davy School also has two accredited Dyslexia Champions and an accredited Autism Champion, who have received specialist training in how to support students with dyslexia and ASD in a mainstream school setting.
In line with the SEND Code of Practice 2014, the Children and Families Act 2014, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Equalities Act 2010, Humphry Davy School offers provisions to meet the needs of all children with SEND including those who do not have Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).
The School’s policy on Special Educational Needs complies fully with recent Government legislation and with the revised Code of Practice; it is monitored and reviewed regularly by both staff and Governors. Any parent who is concerned about how the special educational needs of a child will be met should contact the school’s SENDCO: email@example.com
Please note: Sarah Moseley will be on Maternity Leave from Friday 7th October 2016 until early June 2017. During this time, Tamsin Gittins will be in post as SENDCO and can be contacted at:
Humphry Davy School follows the Local Authority Equal Opportunities Policy and guidelines. The entire school is fully committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity in all areas of school life.
The school’s SEN Policy, as well as the Single Equality Scheme, can be found in the Policies Section of the website.
The school's Accessibility Plan (Physical Environment) Policy can be found here.
Parent partnership services are now provided by Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Services (SENDIASS). If you would like help, support or advice about SEND with regard to provision or support services, SENDIASS can be contacted using this link http://www.cornwallsendiass.org.uk/ or their helpline number is 01736 751921.
Changes to the SEND Code of Practice from September 2014
As many of you will be aware, the SEND Code of Practice changed from September 2014. There were a number of significant changes, in particular, the introduction of the Education, Health and Care Plan, which aims to better coordinate the services working around a child.
As a school, we continue to work closely with the Local Authority as they complete their transfers of Statements of Special Educational Needs to Education, Health and Care Plans.
The new Code of Practice can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25
If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Sarah Moseley will be on Maternity Leave from Friday 7th October 2016 until early June 2017. During this time, Tamsin Gittins will be in post as SENDCO and can be contacted at: email@example.com
Our SEND Policy, School Offer and SEND Information Report can be found on the right-hand side of this page. The Cornwall Local Offer is linked at the bottom of this page.