Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
At King Edward VI High School we aim to support the needs of all of our students, working with them from before they join us at Year 7 until they leave our school. We have strong links with all feeder schools in our pyramid and transition provides many opportunities to work with our special educational needs students and their parents.
The Learning Support Team, led by the Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO), focuses on the skills and learning needs of those students who have specific additional learning needs. Students with a statement of special educational needs receive their entitlement through in class support, specialised teaching programmes or a combination of both.
Learning Support work closely with tutors, progress leaders, the school SEN Link Governor and subject leaders as well as outside agencies and groups to support all students with additional learning needs within the school. Our aim is to give students the chance to build the skills needed for their futures. In addition to learning support for students, we assess learners with additional needs and make sure, when identified, that relevant exam support is provided.
The Learning Support team offer a variety of extra-curricular activities and support groups for our students as well as regular family learning evenings to help ensure our students fulfil their potential. Our links with parents and carers are very important to us, and we encourage regular contact between home and school.
Staffordshire provides a broad range of support and advisory services and groups. If you require any support to access these services, please contact Mrs von Elbing and she will be happy to assist you.
Special Educational Needs and Disability Local Offer – Staffordshire
Staffordshire SEND Family Partnership
01785 356921 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Staffordshire Directory of Services
This PDF document contains useful contact details and a description of the numerous support groups and services that are available in Staffordshire. This is also available on the SEND Family Partnership www.staffordshire.gov.uk/education/welfareservice/SpecialEducationalNeeds/spps/Documents/Directory-of-Services.pdf
The Specialist Support Services
The Specialist Support Service (SSS), part of Families First, is a centrally based County Council Education Service for the whole of Staffordshire.
The Service consists of 5 teams:
01785 356830 (main office number)
ACE – advice for parents – national website
The British Dyslexia Association:
The Staffordshire Parent Partnership Service:
SUN Groups – Staffordshire Umbrella Network
SUN is a networking group looking at issues affecting children with special educational needs and their families.
British Deaf Association
Staffordshire S.E.N.D- Family Partnership: Information & Support Service
Visit the home page and click ‘what’s on’ for up to date information on Staffordshire based organisations/events.
It is possible to request a regular newsletter called ‘Parents in the Know’
A very useful resource for activities and entertainment.
Staffordshire Parent Action Network
are a group of Staffordshire parents and carers who want to collect your ideas and opinions to assist in providing better services for disabled children.
The Staffordshire Market Place
is an online directory of local care, support and well-being services, activities and events across Staffordshire aimed at the whole family.
The National Autistic Society
My Maxi Card
Offers discounts on a wide variety of activities