SEND Information

Additional Provision

Humphry Davy School has an excellent reputation for the nurture and care of all students and has a high percentage of students who have Education, Health and Care Plans or statements of special educational needs.

By overcoming barriers to learning, we support individuals’ needs to enable them to flourish and maximise their life chances. Our curriculum is inclusive, and we provide opportunity for participation in all aspects of school life. It is our duty to provide equal opportunities for every child in our care; we continuously strive to ensure total access to our setting’s environment, curriculum and information, and full participation in the school community.

We adopt a 'whole school approach' to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). All staff work to ensure inclusion; personalisation is one of our core values. We are committed to achieving excellence to ensure that students with SEND achieve their full potential and achieve optimal educational outcomes; we work closely with students, parents and carers and professionals to make sure this happens.

In April 2017 we were proud to be accredited with the ‘Dyslexia Friendly Inclusive School’ status for the second time, which recognises our ‘whole-school’ approach and adherence to a model of excellent practice. In addition to our ‘Dyslexia Friendly Inclusive School’ status, Humphry Davy School has two accredited Dyslexia Champions and an accredited Autism Champion who have received specialist training in supporting the needs of students with dyslexia and ASC 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). 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 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:

The school’s Special Education Needs and Disabilities Policy, Single Equality Scheme and the Accessibility Plan (Physical Environment) Policy can be found in the Policies Section of the website.

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 or their helpline number is 01736 751921.

We also advise families of students with SEND access the Cornwall Family Information Service (FIS):

Changes to the SEND Code of Practice from September 2014

As many of you will be aware, the SEND Code of Practice changed in September 2014. There were a number of significant changes, in particular, the introduction of the Education, Health and Care Plan, which aim 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 transfer of Statements of Special Educational Needs to Education, Health and Care Plans. 

The SEND Code of Practice can be found here:

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.