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: 20/11/2018

Dover Grammar students hunt for the Higgs boson at CERN

Students from Dover Grammar School for Boys have been inspired by a visit to CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider.  In early November the intrepid Y13 Physics students discovered how CERN is helping to answer some of the most fundamental questions such as how did the Universe begin & what are the basic building blocks of matter?  Scientific breakthroughs such as the discovery of the Higgs boson require experimental machines on the large scale, and the students gained an appreciation of the technical and engineering challenges that the multinational experimental collaborations at CERN face.  “The highlight was probably visiting the Large Hadron Collider,” said Mr. Oniye, “although I enjoyed the boat trip across Lake Geneva too – such a beautiful city.”  The UK has been a member of CERN since the organisation was founded in 1954.  Membership allows British researchers to take a wide variety of roles that contribute to CERN’s on-going success; from recently qualified technicians and university undergraduates gaining their first taste of working in an international environment to PhD students analysing experimental data and experienced engineers and physicists leading projects or representing their experimental collaborations.  The [insert name of school] students’ visit was led by a member of the CERN community who talked from personal experience about their contribution to CERN’s research programme.  STFC’s Executive Chair, Professor Mark Thomson, said “The scale of the science and technology at CERN is awe-inspiring.  There is no doubt that seeing it at first hand, and meeting the people who work on the experiments, can influence young people’s future education and career choices.”
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