Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

As an inclusive school, Redhill School is able to support SEND students to reach their full potential.  It is the school’s aim to ensure that pupils with SEND are included in all aspects of school life and experience a fully inclusive curriculum. The educational provision for SEND pupils is co-ordinated by our Lead Teacher for SEN and is supported by our teachers and the Enrichment Team.

Mission Statement

We are committed to narrowing the attainment gap between SEND and non-SEND students.

At Redhill School, our mission is to enable all young people with SEND to achieve the best possible educational and wider outcomes and to make a successful transition into Post 16. This will be achieved through high quality teaching and provision that is differentiated and personalized and will meet the needs of the individual. From early identification pupils with SEND will receive high quality teaching, support strategies and interventions tailored to their individual needs which will enable them to achieve their full potential.

Our SEND/SENCO is Mrs K Hull - khull@redhill.dudley.sch.uk

Our Enrichment Manager is Mrs G Rennicks - grennicks@redhill.dudley.sch.uk

Every student at Redhill School has the opportunity to follow all National Curriculum subjects. Pupils who enter Redhill School requiring additional literacy support are placed on the Year 7 Reading Programme and are given additional literacy and numeracy support lessons to narrow the achievement gap and better prepare them for the demands of secondary education as they enter Year 8. All students take a GCSE option at the end of Year 9. At the end of Year 9, students are selected for a variety alternative pathways which are appropriate to their abilities and ensure that our pupils leave Redhill School with the best qualifications available. All who may require examination access arrangements are assessed at the beginning of Year 10; arrangements could be in the form of a reader, prompter, scribe or extra time. Specific equipment is available in Redhill School to ensure that access to the curriculum is available, where possible, depending on the specific learning need.

The SEND team is made up of the Lead Teacher for SEN/SENCO, the Enrichment Area Manager and a number of TAs that are either faculty based or deployed at the direction of the Enrichment Area Manager to ensure appropriate support.  As it is stated as good practice, we do not have child specific TAs; this is in order to promote child independence. The overall aim of the SEND Team is to: provide support and enhanced learning opportunities, enable the development of key skills necessary for independent learning and for pupils with SEND to achieve qualifications that will prepare them for the next stage of their learning.