THE BRIDGE ACADEMY'S LOCAL OFFER
Welcome to The Bridge Academy’s SEND Local Offer.
Within The Bridge Academy's Local Offer you will find information in regards to the support we provide for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
The Bridge Academy fully endorses the SEND Code of Practice (Jan 2015) core principles.
All children and young people are entitled to an education that enables them to make progress so that they:
- Achieve their best
- Become confident individuals living fulfilling lives, and
- Make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training.
- Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 0 to 25 years 2014
The Bridge Academy is fully committed to the inclusion of students with SEND providing that the Academy is compatible for the child’s age, ability and aptitude and that their attendance is not incompatible with the efficient education of other students in the Academy and is an efficient use of the Local Authority’s resources.
How does The Bridge Academy support the transition of students with SEND from Secondary to Post 16 / Post 18 options?
In addition to participating in the Bridge Progression Programme, we place students with SEND and their families at the centre of planning for future transitions.
From Year 9, students with SEND have the opportunity to have a personalised meeting with a careers advisor, who then attends future EHC reviews for those who are in receipt of one. This review explores the students' aspirations and abilities, what they would like to be able to do when they leave education or training and the support they need to achieve their ambition. ECH reviews have agreed, clear outcomes which are ambitions and stretching and will prepare our students for adulthood.
The Bridge Academy offers a foundation pathway with bespoke qualifications for SEN students for whom our core or Ebacc pathways are not appropriate. Students and parents will be invited to a meeting with the SENDCO on Year 9 Options Evening to discuss their pathway.
During Years 11, 12 and 13 The Bridge Academy’s link Prospects Careers Advisor is invited to attend all Annual Reviews for Students with an EHC Plan and where possible Year 10 Annual Reviews. All students are invited to an annual 1:1 meeting with the Prospects Careers Advisor.
Where a need is identified a key member of staff supports specific students in completing sixth form / College of Further Education / Apprenticeship / University application forms.
Our SENDCO is Evelyn Peck; she can be contacted by telephone on 0207 749 5257 or email Evelyn.Peck@bridgeacademy.hackney.sch.uk
If your child has a Special Educational Need or Disability and/or you would like more information, please contact Evelyn Peck.