SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) at The Rowan School

The Rowan School caters for children with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health and learning difficulties, and can meet the needs of children with a wide range of other needs, including:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Attachment Difficulties
  • Tourette’s Syndrome

We are also able to offer placements for children with no diagnosis at our school.

We value the contribution that every learner makes and welcome a diversity of culture, religion and intellect. We are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all of our learners whatever their needs and abilities.

The school seeks to raise the levels of attainment, remove barriers to learning, and increase physical and curricular access to all, in a caring and nurturing environment. All learners are valued, respected and treated as equal members of the school.

All learners have an Individual Support Plan (ISP) which is prepared by our school SENDCo, in consultation with teachers. Teachers review these ISPs on a biweekly basis to monitor and evaluate the impact of the provision on learners, and these plans are updated termly. This ensures we are able to deliver effective assessment and diagnostic screening to identify any particular difficulties and/or weaknesses which may be preventing learners from making good progress and implement the appropriate support. The ISP is formally reviewed on a termly basis with children and parents/carers. Parents/carers can take part in this review via telephone or video call if attending onsite is difficult.

We work closely and collaboratively with parents and carers, ensuring consistent and ongoing discussions take place, as we understand the essential role this plays in every aspect of our special educational needs provision.

We provide support and advice to parents on initiating or making applications for Education and Health Care Plans (EHCPs) and providing necessary reports and documentation to support these applications. We can also arrange for assessments and/or intervention from outside agencies, and liaise and meet with external agencies who are involved in supporting our learners and their families.

Our school follows the National Curriculum, and we have high expectations of what our children can achieve. However, our lessons are pitched and delivered at a level which meets the needs of each individual child.

Our SENDCo leads on, and completes the necessary paperwork for the annual review cycle for EHCP’s and children are involved in their Annual SEND Review meeting so they can provide feedback on their education and progress.

SEND Newsletters

December 2023 Newsletter

October 2023 Newsletter