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SEND support

Northampton School believes that every child is entitled to the same opportunities to learn and make progress without exception. As a positive, supportive and inclusive school, it is our intention to remove as many barriers to learning and participation as is possible and to enable pupils to become life-long learners.

It is our intention to promote positive relationships, active engagement, and wellbeing for all pupils by ensuring that all at the school can access the best possible teaching. Through quality-first teaching initially, the use of the SEND Ranges, coupled with timely interventions from our Trust-wide Additional Intervention Team, we aim to ensure that pupils’ needs are met.

Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities without an EHCP are admitted via the usual Local Authority application processes. Those students with an EHCP must go through their Local Authority's EHCP team. We ask that in ALL cases parents/carers do discuss their potential application to Northampton School with our Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCo) whose details can be found below. As parents/carers, it is vitally important that you feel sure that the school provides the right fit and environment for your child.

Definition of Special Educational Need

A child or young person has Special Education Needs if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:

  • have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
  • have a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools.

(SEND Code of Practice 2015: Page 15)

Contact information:

If you have any queries regarding our SEND provision, please contact Emily Spencer (SENDCo) email: espencer@nsbtrust.school

We would like to make it as easy as possible for parents or guardians to access school information as well as the school site. Please contact me directly should you need any support accessing this information or visiting the school site.

The Local Authority’s Offer

Local Offer | West Northamptonshire Council (westnorthants.gov.uk)

Northampton Parent Partnership Service website:

iassnorthants.co.uk/Pages/home.aspx 

West Northants SEND Ranges information:

West Northamptonshire Council launches new ‘Ranges’ for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) | West Northamptonshire Council (westnorthants.gov.uk)