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SEN

Special Educational Needs

The Boulevard Academy is committed to supporting every student to develop as effective learners.

There is a firm commitment to intervene early where this is required to provide additional time and support to boost basic literacy and numeracy skills.

The Academy follows the national SEN Code of Practice. It has a team of teachers and learning assistants with the special expertise in supporting students with a range of physical and learning difficulties.

The team is led by a fully qualified Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and there is collaboration with external agencies, where required, to diagnose obstacles to learning and prescribe solutions. As part of the ethos of the Academy, all students are encouraged to develop a positive “can do” attitude that does not accept that finding something difficult is a justification for not trying, persevering and doing whatever it takes in order to succeed.

The best methods, acquired through appropriate staff training, are employed to ensure that all staff see themselves as highly effective SEN teachers.

Senior staff monitor lesson planning and delivery to ensure appropriate provision for students of all abilities through effective differentiation.

Local Offer

As you may be aware, each local authority has set up a website – the local offer – as a means of providing information to all parents of children and young people with SEND. The local offer website was introduced as part of the SEND reforms alongside the introduction of EHCPs.

The website has information about local services, leisure activities and where to go for support and advice relating to a child’s SEND.

Ideally, the site should provide a ‘one stop shop’ for all information a parent could need about supporting their child.

The website is: hull.mylocaloffer.org