SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability)

In July 2014, the new Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Code of Practice was published by the government. This Code of Practice provides schools and local authorities with statutory guidance on duties, policies and procedures relating to The Children and Families Act 2014.

The code, which came into force on 1 September 2014, explains the duties of schools and colleges to provide reasonable adjustments, auxiliary aids, services and support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities; it provides the basis for our work with all children with SEND at Dover Grammar School for Boys.

The Local Offer

The Children and Families Act 2014 requires the Local Authority and schools to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25.

The Local Authority refer to this as the ‘Local Offer’. The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will help parents and young people to understand the range of services and provision in the local area and contribute to a more equal partnership in planning for the needs of children with SEND. Follow the link below for more details

http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs

SEND Information Report/SEND Policy

Schools utilise the Local Offer to determine how they will meet the needs of SEND pupils in accordance with the school policy and the provision available within that particular school. Information detailing the school’s approach to supporting children with SEND is detailed in the SEND information report/policy.

The policy was developed to comply with the revised Code of Practice and through consultation with parents/carers, staff and representatives from the governing body and is reviewed annually. The latest version can be found in our policies section.

For any enquiries relating to SEND please contact Sara-Jane Parsons (SENCO), sparsons@dgsb.co.uk

 

Latest News

Posted on: 23/03/2018

Appointment of New Headteacher

Dover Grammar School for Boys is delighted to name the new headteacher who will take over from Mrs Fiona Chapman in September of this year. Mr Philip Horstrup, currently Deputy Headteacher at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls was selected after a lengthy and rigorous application process and will take over at the helm of DGSB in the new school year. Mr Horstrup arrives at Dover Boys with a wealth of experience in selective education in Kent and Medway after five years as Deputy Headteacher in the county town. Having helped Maidstone Grammar School for Girls achieve Ofsted “Outstanding” status in 2009 – an accolade that it still holds – Mr Horstrup says that he is excited about the future for DGSB. Following his appointment, he commented, “I am honoured to have been chosen to lead Dover Boys’ Grammar School into the next, exciting stage of its existence. The school represents everything that is good about education in our county and I am looking forward immensely to working with such a committed staff and able and enthusiastic students. I consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to lead such a wonderful institution, which is such an important part of the local community.” Chair of Governors, Les Craggs, said how pleased he was with the school’s appointment. Mr Craggs said “The Governing Body is unanimous in its belief that Mr Horstrup is the right person to head up our school over the coming period.” Mr Horstrup joins DGSB at an exciting time in its existence, with extensive building projects on the horizon. He speaks of his desire to cement the school’s position as the first choice school for boys in the Dover area.  
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