Secondary Special School 11-19 provision
Bents Green School
Who to contact
Where to go
- Bents Green School
Bents Green Secondary School
- S11 7TB
- Wheelchair Access
- Supports special needs and disabilities
- Special needs and disabilities experience
Speech, Language & Communication needs
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- Age Range
- 11 years to 19 years
- Disabled Facilities
- Quiet Area
- Secure setting
- Visual aids
Secondary Special School 11-19 provision
- Contact Name
- Sally Haslingden (SENCO and Deputy Head)
- Contact Telephone
- 0114 236 3545
- Contact Email
Ofsted Inspection Report
Ofsted Performance Data
- Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-16 years)
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
- SEN Provision Type
- If you are a specialist setting what other admissions criteria do you use?
Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN)
Local Authority Admissions procedures
- Please state the number of pupils on your roll and your average class size
NOR – 158
Class sizes 10 - 12
- How does the setting identify learners with SEN?
Already have statement prior to admission
- Is your setting physically accessible to all learners?
One building, fully wheelchair accessible
New build in 2011 – specifically designed for SEN students
Visual aids such as visual timetable / Communicate in Print signage
Yes - disabled changing and toilet facilities
Secure grounds with fence, maglock entry system to main entrance
Purpose built quiet / safe space in each teaching area (7 in all) access as needed
Dining – small dining room and several classrooms available for quiet dining as needed
- How does your setting adapt the curriculum for learners with SEND?
All learners have SEN
Teaching planned by subject specialist teachers
Individual Education Plans written and reviewed by personal tutors
All work suitably differentiated to meet individual needs
Some students disapplied from some parts of National Curriculum, timetables and provision individualized as necessary to meet individual student needs
Curriculum includes social skills, life and independence skills teaching
- What training have your staff received to support learners with SEND?
Continuing Personal Development (CPD) includes: Makaton, Team Teach, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children (TEACHH), dyslexia, dyscalculia, mental health, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome (PDA).
Students have ‘Group Communication Profiles’ which outline student needs (such as behavioural and learning support needed, communication level, medical needs).
Specialist support from SALT, educational psychologist, Ryegate, Specialist Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) nurse.
- How do you communicate with and involve families?
Communication with parents through home/school diaries, email, text, phone calls, letter, newsletters
Termly meeting with parents to review progress and set targets (parents evenings and Annual Review meeting)
- How does the setting evaluate the effectiveness of its provision for learners with SEN and how often does it do this?
Self Evaluation Form (SEF) updated regularly
Reporting to Governors termly
- What support do you provide for the learners' overall wellbeing?
Pastoral care through teaching assistants/ teachers/ Higher Level Teaching Assistants / Deputy Head pastoral
Multi-agency support through FCAF
Referrals to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
Social skills taught in PSHE (Personal, social, health and economic education) sessions
Additional support for some young people at unstructured times, access into variety of spaces to meet individual needs
Adaptions to timetables to support learners with anxieties, TA / HLTA support
- What kind of behavioural interventions do you use?
Reward system to promote appropriate behaviours
Monitoring and analysis of behaviour across school
Personalisation / Alternative provision to meet needs of individual students on occasions
Termly attendance rewards, links with families / agencies to boost attendance
- How do you ensure learners with SEND are included in non-classroom based activities?
All learners supported to access all activities, support as needed
Parents / carers involved in meetings in school to discuss residential visits at Year 10, Year 11 and Post 16.
- Do you offer Breakfast Clubs, After School Clubs or Holiday Clubs? Please specify.
We offer holiday clubs and saturday clubs.
Holiday Club and Saturday Club are through Special Needs Inclusion Playcare Service (SNIPS) provision
- How do you consult with and involve learners in their education?
School council meets weekly and views are passed to Senior Leadership Team for response. Teacher or TA act as mediator / facilitator.
- How do you prepare learners with SEND to progress to, from and within your setting?
Extended transition involves visits to school for students (first with parents / carers) and visits for parents / carers. Staff also visit students in primary settings where possible. Visits gradually increase in length of time, culminating in an Induction Day in July. Staff gather assessment information and detail about support needs by talking with primary staff and parents / carers. Staff team receive briefings on new students prior to the start in September, outlining strengths and support needs.
Preparation for next stage begins at Year 9, in Careers lessons and through Annual Review (Transition) . Transition visits to local colleges or Post 16 provision are throughout Year 11. Meetings / presentation evenings for parents / carers.
New class groupings based on number of factors including, social communication, academic ability, pace of learning, amount of visual support needed, existing friendships etc.
Leavers Destinations – local Sheffield Colleges, My Learning My Way, New Routes, specialist residential colleges
- Do you have an online prospectus? Are there open days for families and learners?
Website being developed, will include on-line prospectus
Open Days for parents / carers of Year 5 students who have a statement and may need specialist provision at secondary school
- Do you offer outreach to home educating families?
- Last Updated
- SENCO, Special Education Needs