Moorland School employs two SENDCo’s who manage our Teaching Assistants, and support our highly qualified dedicated teaching team in ensuring that all children meet their true academic, social and emotional potentials. Our policy of selecting students based upon their behaviour and capping class sizes to 20 students, further supports our ethos of maintaining student happiness and academic confidences.
The position of SENDCo is a really special role as I have the privilege of working with students across the whole school to enhance their access to learning. It is important that we embrace any additional learning needs as ’learning differences’, as we are all unique and learn in different ways, as well as having individual strengths. Alongside academic success, my priority is to develop students social and emotional well-being.
All children in the entire school have been academically assessed upon entry using GSL CAT, Cognitive Ability Test and other GSL assessments which are used to identify SEND requirements, such as Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia and Dyslexia. These will also be supported by a vast range of examination weeks, end of unit assessments and a comprehensive reading age test. This test was delivered as recently as the Summer Term, 2018. For further information about SEND, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers
Mrs Sarah Booth B.A. (Hons) SEN PGCE NASENCO – (Senior SENDCo)
Our responsibilities to educate our young minds is taken extremely seriously, and this must take priority over all other endeavours.
Everybody is a genius.But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
– Albert Einstein