SEND Department

Welcome to the SEND Department at Icknield High School

Icknield High School prides itself on being an Inclusive School; the inclusive culture of Icknield is also reflected in all our school policies and practices. We make sure that classroom and extra-curricular activities encourage the participation of all pupils, drawing on their knowledge and experience outside school. Teaching and support are integrated together, enabling all pupils to overcome barriers to learning and participate fully in school life.

To achieve inclusion we thoroughly analyse and assess children with needs, by monitoring the quality of teaching and the standards of pupils’ achievements and by setting targets for improvement. Learning for all children is given equal priority and available resources are used to maximum effect. Icknield offers a wide range of provision for students with learning difficulties, Opportunities to take part in small group work, literacy/numeracy intervention and social skills.

Icknield High School encourages all students to achieve their full potential and to become independent learners.

Click here to read the SEND Information Report February 2016

Click here for the HID Local Offer

SEND Policy

Please click here to view the current Special Needs Policy

Events for Parents 2016

The SEND department would like to invite parents/carers to the following meetings.

Tuesday 15th March 2016, 2:00pm to 3:10pm – EAL Coffee afternoon.
An opportunity for parents and staff to meet and have a friendly chat about our EAL department.

Monday 21st March 2016, 2:10pm to 3:10pm – Meet the Educational Psychologist.
An opportunity for parents/carers to meet the local authority’s Educational Psychologist who works closely with the school. Find out more about the role of the Educational Psychologist and when the school might request support. Please note this will be an open meeting and the Educational Psychologist won’t be able to take questions about individual students.

Tuesday 24th May 2016, 2:00pm to 3:10pm – EAL Coffee afternoon.
An opportunity for parents and staff to meet and have a friendly chat about our EAL department.

Wednesday 25th May 2016, 10:00am to 11:00am – Meet with the Speech, Language and Communication Therapist.
An opportunity for parents to meet with the Speech, Language and Communication therapist for tips and ideas on helping students with their speech and language difficulties at school and at home.

To reserve your place for any of the events, please contact Mrs Shuttleworth by email sshuttleworth@icknield.beds.sch.uk or on 01582 576561.

SEND Links

Luton Borough Council Local Offer

The Council for Disabled Children (CDC)

SEND reforms: What children and young people need to know

Author: CDC and Department for Education Published: 22 August 2014 Produced by CDC in partnership with the Department for Education this series of fact sheets, films and posters are designed to help children and young people understand some of the key themes of the new reforms including EHC plans, Post-16 support, the Local Offer and making decisions. Leaflets – What are the reforms? – Education, Health and Care plans – Making decisions about your support – Post-16 support – The Local Offer

Department for Education

A guide on the support system for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), for parents and carers. Ref: DFE-00547-2014PDF, 484KB, 59 pages Author: Department for Education Published: 15 August 2014 Part of: Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) , Children’s services, Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), Schools and colleges and Increasing options and improving provision for children with special educational needs (SEN)+ others.

National Deaf Children’s Society NCDS

Fact sheet. Special educational needs reform – England. Frequently Asked Questions Author: NCDS Published: updated 26 August 2014 Frequently asked questions guide for parents of deaf children about the proposed changes to the special educational needs framework in England. It sets out our understanding of what the changes might mean for parents of deaf children.

Other Useful Links

Luton Parent Carer Forum www.lutonforum.org.uk
Parent Partnership Service – Luton Borough Council www.luton.gov.uk/parentpartnership
Bedfordshire Deaf Children’s Society | NDCS www.ndcs.org.uk › … › Local groups › Find a local group › East England
Families in Luton Autism Group (FLAG) www.luton.gov.uk/autism
Dads Autism Discuss Support (DADS)  http://directory.luton.gov.uk/kb5/luton/directory/service.page?id=wytcRv4vnew&&familychannel=0
SBDA: Your local Dyslexia Association www.southbedsda.org.uk
Special Needs Jungle http://www.specialneedsjungle.com
Special Educational Needs & Disability. A guide for parents & carers, August 2014, Ref DFE-00547-2014 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/417435/Special_educational_needs_and_disabilites_guide_for_parents_and_carers.pdf