Our SENDCO is Mr George Leighton
"Teachers show a very good knowledge of students and their learning needs." (Ofsted June 2012)
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) provision is an integral part of the mainstream curriculum and it is the responsibility of all of the teachers at The Bishop of Winchester Academy to provide for those individual needs.
All students in our Academy have an entitlement to a broad, balanced and relevant education (including access to the National Curriculum) so that they can reach their full potential and enhance their self esteem.
The Academy supports inclusive education and will aim to educate students with SEND alongside their peers in mainstream education. Due consideration will be given to the appropriate wishes of the parents/carers and the ability to meet those needs successfully.
Age, gender, race, creed or individual needs do not constrain any entitlement. All students are entitled to be valued equally and must be educated to their full potential.
The Academy will involve the parents/carers in the identification, assessment and delivery of SEND. At all times the Academy will aim to have close co-operation between all agencies concerned. We recognise that for support to be successful, parents/carers, students and teachers all have to work together.
Students have a right to be heard and they are expected to participate in every decision concerning the provision made to meet their special educational needs and/or disability. They are expected to attend review and progress meetings with their parents/carers and other relevant stakeholders.
Where students are withdrawn on an individual basis or group basis, the fundamental principle of inclusion must be maintained.
Achievements made by students with SEND and who are gifted and talented must be recognised, recorded and shared.
The Bishop of Winchester Academy will meet the needs of all students with SEND by making the most efficient use of all available resources.