SEN & Disabilities
SENCO: Miss Anna Ferdinando
SEND Inclusion Award (SENDIA)
Harris Academy Ockendon is committed to ensuring that we are meeting the needs of all our students, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Part of our commitment to this is to gain accreditation with the SEND Inclusion Award (SENDIA).
The SEND Inclusion Award offers mainstream schools the opportunity to gain accreditation for high-quality provision and outcomes for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Schools are required to reflect on and improve their provision in line with a series of objectives that fulfil both Ofsted criteria and the SEND Code of Practice. Specifically, the award focuses on ‘outcomes’ for students and how schools can demonstrate the impact of their SEND provision.
The award leads schools through a process of self-evaluation, action planning and evidence collection before final verification and accreditation.
The award will help us develop high-quality SEND provision throughout the school by:
- Promoting awareness of SEND issues and inclusion for all staff, parents, students, and governors
- Evaluating and improving classroom practice and interventions
- Focusing on student outcomes
Successful completion of the award will enable us to:
- Gain recognition for high-quality education and care for students with special educational needs and disabilities
- Demonstrate to parents, governors, and Ofsted inspectors that the school provision complies with current legislation and the SEND Code of Practice, and is effective in achieving good outcomes for all students
If you have any questions about the SEND Inclusion Award please contact the academy via email@example.com.