TGGS

30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY
E: admin@tggsacademy.org
T: 01803 613215

Y7-11 Absence: 01803 653 750

30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY
E: admin@tggsacademy.org   T: 01803 613215
Y7-11 Absence Line: 01803 653 750

Special Educational Needs and Disability

 

Our SEND team:

Zoe Beard (Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator – ‘SENDCo’) - zbeard@tggsacademy.org

Liz McGarry (Higher Level Teaching Assistant – ‘HLTA’) - lmcgarry@tggsacademy.org

Fiona Collins (Teaching Assistant – ‘TA’) - fcollins@tggsacademy.org

Antje Jaeger (Technical Teaching Assistant – ‘TTA’) - ajaeger@tggsacademy.org

Julie Winstanley (SEND Administrator) - jwinstanley@tggsacademy.org

 

SEND Provision at TGGS:

A pupil has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.

They have a learning difficulty or disability if they have:

  • A significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
  • A disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools

Special educational provision is educational or training provision that is additional to, or different from, that made generally for other children or young people of the same age by mainstream schools.

Please be aware that we do NOT actively support sixth form students in lessons unless they have an 'Education and Health Care Plan' (EHCP). We support teachers through appropriate training to assist with 'High Quality Teaching' which is in line with the SEND Code of Practice.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the school SENDCo at the email address provided above. Please note that our current SENDCo is Miss Zoe Beard, but this will be changing temporarily in 2018-19 whilst she is on maternity leave. Therefore please contact the Assistant SENDCo, Mrs Elizabeth McGarry from April 2018 onwards.

 

TGGS SEND Information, Plans and Policies: 

  • SEND Policy - You can view our full SEND Policy via our School Policies page by clicking HERE.

  • SEND Procedures - Click HERE to view our current SEND Procedures.

  • SEND Information Report - For details of our provision please see our SEND Information Report (local offer) HERE

  • School Accessibility Plan - To see our School Accessibility Plan please click HERE.

  • Our School policy on Word Processing in Examinations follows JCQ guidelines and can be found HERE.

  • A link to our current SEND Governors Report will be available soon here - pending approval.

 

SEND Local Information: 

 

Sixth Form Students who are new to the school:

Please inform us if your daughter has a Special Education Need or Disability (by 15th September) by emailing us at SENDadmin@tggsacademy.org . It would be helpful to have as much information as possible. Therefore if you can provide us with a scan or photocopy of any other relevant documentation such as an Educational Assessment or Medical documentation please do so at your earliest opportunity. It may be necessary for you to ask your daughters previous school for evidence to support the information you are providing us with. These documents can be emailed to the address above or sent to the school marked for the attention of SENDCo.

 

Medical Conditions:

We require ALL students with a medical condition (of any type) to complete an 'Individual Health Care Plan' (IHP) which we can store on our 'School Information System' (SIMs). This should be completed to the best of your knowledge and it is your responsibility to keep us updated with any relevant medical changes. Please download the form below and send it back to us electronically at SENDadmin@tggsacademy.org (we would be grateful to receive any copies of additional medical evidence to support your daughters IHP via email or post). 

Click HERE to download an IHP template. 

You can view our Administration of Medicines policy via our School Policies page by clicking HERE.

 

SEND – Useful Links:

Guidance on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged 0 to 25, from 1 September 2014.

Find support, guidance and information for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Devon’s SEND Local Offer is the education, health and social care services and support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) from birth to 25.

The information contained within this section looks at indicators of specific learning difficulties, as well as supporting your child both at home and within the education system to ensure that they achieve the best possible outcomes.

On this page you will find information regarding: Visual Stress, Finding a specialist practitioner, Resources, Aids for visual stress, Further reading.

 Dyspraxia, a form of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is a common disorder affecting fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults.

What is dysgraphia? The subtypes of dysgraphia. The causes of dysgraphia. How to identify dysgraphia. How can dysgraphia be overcome?

Dyscalculia is usually perceived of as a specific learning difficulty for mathematics, or, more appropriately, arithmetic.

 Help and information for the one in six people in the UK who have some degree of hearing impairment or deafness.

Information on blindness and visual impairment and list of support organisations.

Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people and the world around them.

CLICK HERE for Autistic Spectrum Disorder Resources and Information.

Sixth Form university applications - You can apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) to cover some of the extra costs you have because of a mental health problem, long term illness or any other disability. You can get the allowances on top of your other student finance. You won’t need to repay DSAs.

NASEN is a charity organisation who have been operating since 1992. The organisation supports thousands of practitioners by providing relevant information, training and resources to enable staff to meet all pupils’ needs. Working with dedicated education professionals, NASEN aims to ensure that practice for special and additional needs is both effective and current.

 

Social, Emotional and Mental Health (‘SEMH’):

SEMH formally known as Behavioural, Emotional, Social Difficulties (‘BESD’) is dealt with by the Pastoral team of Head of Years and Assistant Head of Years at TGGS. Please find below some helpful links.

 

 Advice and tips for parents on talking to teenagers and getting them to open up about what's bothering them.

Gives information about where children and young people can get support with a mental health problem.

 

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