Special Educational Needs
Teignmouth Community School (TCS) encourages all its students to aspire to and achieve their potential including those students with Special Educational Needs. We believe in offering an inclusive education for all students with access to mainstream lessons. We aim for all students to become confident, successful and independent learners. As such, we treat every child and young person as an individual and create bespoke packages of support to ensure maximum achievement and progress.
Definition of SEN
Students have special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special education provision to be made for them, namely provision which is additional to or different from that normally available in a differentiated curriculum.
We use a range of data, observations and assessments to identify students who we feel may have additional learning needs. These may include literacy difficulties such as dyslexia, spelling difficulties, and processing speed. In addition to this, some students may have more complex needs and require a more comprehensive process of assessments. All additional needs fall under the following four categories of need, although many students will have needs from more than one area:
• Cognition and learning
• Social, mental & emotional health
• Communication & interaction provision
• Physical and sensory
Below are links to the school’s Special Educational Needs Policy and the SEND Information report. These set out information about our procedures for making provision for students with special educational needs, whether or not students have EHC Plans.
Useful links, including the Devon Local Offer